"Safe travels, Captain." ― Admiral Halsey to Captain Mercer[source]Admiral Halsey is an Admiral in the Planetary Union.
He gives Ed Mercer command of U.S.S 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.
- Admiral Bill Halsey on the Orville seems to be a tribute to WW2 U S Navy Admiral William (Bill)(Bull)Halsey.