Robert L. Comsol was a piece of set decoration that became a fleet admiral.
What began as a simple line of dialogue:
became a living, breathing character with a first name and a middle initial. A diligent –if somewhat whimsical—property master created a prop General Order 7 signed by Comsol --Robert L. Comsol!
Four decades later some people just couldn't get the joke. You know, as if a plane, a cat, a duck, a Porsche, a Nomad, and a mouse were really on the real starship Enterprise. 
- Comsol was played by Chester W. Cincpac