Where do people get this idea that Vulcans are all pacifists? Was Spock a pacifist? Was Tuvok (a starship's chief of security) a pacifist?
Tuvok was the perfect choice for the job. He got things done with minimal mess. Compare hot-headed Tasha Yar.
Was the Saratoga's captain?
I thought the Saratoga's captain was a black (human) woman?
 oh, the other Saratoga