(written from a Production point of view)
Kathleen J. Grant is a Navy Counselor 1st Class of the USS Enterprise CVN-65 who was named "Sailor of the Year" in 2003 along with fellow sailors James D. Frey and Thomas P. Hunt. Together they had featured parts in the second season Star Trek: Enterprise episode "First Flight" and filmed their scenes on 18 March 2003. Grant portrayed a senator. They've also given an American flag to Scott Bakula, Connor Trinneer and the episode's director LeVar Burton.