The ILR is already silent about the actions of this vessel and now they want their disavowed agents to commit murder? When will the AI on their ship step in? Likely the same time it tells Erma she's being too zealous.
At least this commander has a spine and brain of his own. What we've seen of other ship commanders is very "I vas chust volowing orders!". It's been up to junior officers to keep the senior officer(s) from being stupid idiots.
It's great how Steve gave this character, who seemed pretty much like a joke when we met him, extra depth. Of course, his problems are only getting started!