Ensign Vaylin Zaand was a Rhaandarite Starfleet officer who served aboard the USS Enterprise in the 2270s. Born in 2188, Zaand considered himself "young" in 2273. During the V'Ger crisis of that year, Ensign Zaand manned the internal security station on the bridge of the Enterprise.
Before the Enterprise broke Earth orbit, he called into question the validity of Admiral Kirk's place aboard-as opposed to Captain Decker , who has been in charge ever since the refit. He was quickly rebuffed by Uhura on their doubled chances of success with Kirk's presence and experience.