For the 24th century Starfleet officer, please see Merri Howard (Lieutenant Commander).

M. Howard was a Human Starfleet officer in the 22nd century.

In the 2150s, he was listed as a Starfleet Command officer on the dedication plaque of NX-class starships. (ENT: "Broken Bow", dedication plaque; ENT: "Affliction", dedication plaque)

In January of 2155, he was listed as a Flight Director on a directory placard at Starfleet Command's Fleet Operations Center, Sol Sector. His office was located in room #1037. (ENT: "Demons", United Earth directory)

This character was only mentioned in writing.
He was named after supervising producer Merri Howard.
On the Starfleet directory, Flight Director L. Burton had an office in room #1037.