Commander Rogerson was a US Navy officer serving aboard the USS Enterprise in 1986. He was a naval aviator and a recipient of several United States Navy decorations.

In 1986, he was the command duty officer in charge of the ship when Uhura and Chekov tried to drain photons from the Enterprise's reactor. After he learned about their presence, Rogerson set off Enterprise's intruder alert. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Rogerson was played by real Navy officer Newell Tarrant.
His uniform displays several high military awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and two service medals from the Vietnam War - decorations Tarrant had actually received during the war.