"Safe travels, Captain." ― Admiral Halsey to Captain Mercer[source]Halsey is an Admiral in the Planetary Union.
He gives Ed Mercer command of the Orville despite his notoriously irresponsible behavior. It is later revealed the reason Halsey made such a decision was because Kelly Grayson issued a plea to the Planetary Union to do so. Without such a request, Ed would not have received command of the Orville.
- Admiral Halsey and Kelly's father were close.