Fleet Admiral Cartwright was a Starfleet flag officer active in the late 23rd century. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Kenneth Lemuel Moses Cartwright graduated from Starfleet Academy as salutatorian in 2251 and was posted to USS Enterprise during a period in which the Enterprise was transitioning between Captains Robert April and Christopher Pike. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station)

The name Kenneth Lemuel Moses is specific to Star Trek: Shadowstar Station and derived from the FASA RPG (for Kenneth), The Starfleet Museum (Lemuel) and Orion Press (Moses, nicknamed "Mike"); Cartwright does not have a canon first name. In the non-canon novel Forged in Fire his given name is Lance, possibly in homage to the real-life mixed martial-arts fighter.

Cartwright was captain of the Constitution-class USS Virginia in 2263. It would not be known for years that he was part of a conspiracy to foment war with the Klingon Empire. (The Starfleet Museum: Avenger- and Predator-Class Destroyers)

By 2268, Cartwright had risen to the rank of rear admiral and was an administrator at Starbase 29. He was the flag officer who ordered Captain James T. Kirk to secure a cloaking device from the Romulans. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident", TOS novel: Cloak)

In the late 2280s, Cartwright was said to be chief of Starfleet operations as well as liaison to the Daystrom Institute. (Star Trek: Excelsior novel Forged in Fire)

Cartwright's long career in Starfleet would end in disgrace when he was arrested at Khitomer for his involvement in the assassination of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon and the attempted assassination of the Federation President in 2293. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

The former Commander, Starfleet, was sentenced to prison and died there in 2298. (TOS novel: Cast No Shadow)

Alternate continuitiesEdit

"All the Great Voyagers Return"Edit

In this continuity, Cartwright's given name is Sam.

Orion PressEdit

At a Federation holding facility, shortly after the apparent death of James T. Kirk aboard the Enterprise-B, Valeris apparently killed Moses Cartwright, as well as other Starfleet personnel involved in the conspiracies of the past 20 years -- and finally herself. ("A Winter's Solstice")

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