Colonel Wendover was the Security Chief for the Federation Council. He normally commanded a highly customized freighter, the USS Runnymede. On SD 50505.09, the Manticore was towed to Starbase 9 for repairs and the standard crew was removed and Manticore's crew became the crew operating the starbase. This was when the Augmented Automation system was put in place and, shortly after, the Federation Council had a meeting on the station, so Wendover came onboard the Starbase with his teams and made major renovations and upgrades to the base.