Commodore Travers commanded the Earth observation post located on Cestus III circa 2267. Travers was famous for his hospitality; as a privilege of his rank, he had a personal chef with him at the colony.
In 2267, the Gorn, who regarded Cestus III as part of their space, attacked and destroyed this outpost. Travers presumably died in this attack. After destroying the outpost, the Gorn faked several messages from the commodore to lure the USS Enterprise into a trap. Because of these messages, Captain Kirk and his landing party beamed down and Leonard McCoy had been looking forward to a good, non-reconstituted meal by Travers' chef. But it was only after seeing the ruins when they realized that the colony had been destroyed. (TOS: "Arena")