At one time, he served under then Admiral James T. Kirk. In 2286, Bennett and Kirk would find their positions reversed when Kirk was demoted to the rank of Captain for his actions in rescuing Captain Spock. (TOS novelization: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
As of 2287, he held the rank of fleet admiral, and served as Starfleet Chief of Staff. In that year, he ordered the USS Enterprise-A to Nimbus III to rescue the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan ambassadors taken hostage there by Sybok. (TOS movie: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
In 2290, Bennett was one of five admirals who reviewed Hikaru Sulu's violation of orders in crossing the Klingon border. Sulu counted Bennett among those at Starfleet who were supportive of Captain Kirk and those who served under him. (TLE novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire)
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This character was only called "Bob" in his only on-screen appearance in Star Trek V. He was played by producer Harve Bennett, and was first given Bennett's surname in The Star Trek Encyclopedia.
|Chiefs of Staff for the Federation Starfleet|
|Jonathan Archer • Arthur Mason • Dai Mehkan • Marcus van Diemen • Harold Morrow • Robert Bennett • Les Landau • Gene Roddenberry|