When Harcourt Fenton Mudd attempted to take over the Discovery using a time loop, he was on the bridge at the communications officer post. When he attempted to stop the criminal, Mudd disparagingly called him "random communications officer man". (DIS: "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad")
R.A. Bryce was portrayed by Ronnie Rowe Jr.. The character was unnamed in his first appearance in "Context Is for Kings" (credited just as "Shuttle Pilot"), and in his second appearance in "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" (credited as "Comm officer #2"), but his name was mentioned in After Trek: "Episode 6". He was first called "Bryce" in dialogue and credited as such in the following episode, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum".