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Lieutenant Dave Bailey was a male Human Starfleet officer in the 23rd century. He served in the command division aboard the USS Enterprise in 2266, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, during the historic five-year mission. Before stardate 1512, he was promoted to lieutenant.

Bailey was on duty during a star mapping mission that same year, when, on the third day, the Enterprise encountered a warning buoy, and later the First Federation flagship Fesarius. The tension of the encounter detracted from the gung-ho lieutenant's performance and might have ruined his career.

Initially relieved of duty for a near nervous breakdown, he requested permission to return to duty even though the ship was apparently seconds from being destroyed, confirming Kirk's positive assessment of his character and fitness for bridge duty.

At the conclusion of the encounter, when Kirk put together an away mission to visit Balok's pilot vessel, he offered to take Bailey, to give him "a look at the unknown". When Balok commented how lonely he was, and suggested that even an alien would be welcome company, Kirk looked to Bailey, who eagerly volunteered. (TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver")

Bailey was played by Anthony Call.
Bailey's given name, Dave, was not spoken on screen, but rather, appeared in the closing credits and in the episode's script. In the original draft of the teleplay, Bailey was the communications officer, but when Nichelle Nichols was cast as Uhura, he became the navigator. In the script of "The Corbomite Maneuver", Bailey was described as "a strong-faced young man who will be sharp and competent at first impression. But we will begin to see bit by bit beneath his surface traces of uncertainty and immaturity – a young officer with a job and responsibility he is not yet seasoned enough to handle."
Prior to Anthony Call receiving the role of Bailey, both Stewart Moss and Bruce Mars were considered for the part.

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