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Vice Admiral Haden was a 24th century Starfleet Command flag officer based at the starbase on Lya III.

In 2366, Haden was Starfleet's liaison officer between the Federation Council and the USS Enterprise-D regarding the defection of Romulan Admiral Alidar Jarok. He instructed Captain Picard several times via subspace communication. (TNG: "The Defector")

The next year, he confirmed to Captain Picard that Cardassian allegations of a Starfleet starship attacking Cardassian installations were indeed true and that this ship was the USS Phoenix under Captain Benjamin Maxwell. He ordered Picard to stop Maxwell from provoking a new war at all costs, as the Federation was not prepared for a sustained conflict. In contact with the Cardassians, he agreed to allowing observers on the Enterprise for safe passage into Cardassian territory. (TNG: "The Wounded")

Admiral Haden was played by actor John Hancock.
He was given the first name Vance in the novel The Art of the Impossible.

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