That year, Starfleet Command had sent Captain James T. Kirk's application for a vice admiral position at Yorktown to Paris for consideration, and requested that Commander Spock take command of the USS Enterprise in his stead.
Paris and Kirk later met an alien female named "Kalara" aboard Yorktown, whose escape pod drifted out of the nearby Necro Cloud and claimed that her ship and crew were stranded on a planet called Altamid in the nebula. Kirk volunteered the Enterprise to go into the nebula to rescue any survivors.
In the aftermath of a subsequent attack on Yorktown committed by Krall, Paris closed the Starfleet files on the USS Franklin and its crew. When asked, she confirmed to Kirk that admirals didn't get to command starships, prompting Kirk to decline a promotion in favor of captaining the new USS Enterprise-A instead. (Star Trek Beyond)
Background information Edit
This character was added to Star Trek Beyond late in its development, with Aghdashloo's scenes being filmed in reshoots. She was first announced to be in Star Trek Beyond on 11 March 2016 (for comparison, the film's release date was 22 July 2016). However, the character was initially referred to as "the High Command of the Federation" in early news reports.