Long was a Grayson citizen and a member of the Protector's Council.

In 1903 PD, he was the present Navy Minister, although he had no experience with the Grayson Space Navy at all. When matters concerning the GSN would arise, he would defer his opinion to High Admiral Bernard Yanakov.

After the First Battle of Yeltsin's Star, Captain Honor Harrington considered going to him to help get the defense of Grayson moving against Masada, but was told that it would not work.

He strongly disliked the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Stephens, for personal issues. (HH2)