Rogge attended the United Federation of Planets Space Academy at the same time as James T. Kirk and Hux. Rogge was initially antagonistic of Kirk, heckling the young cadet that he had a free pass at the Academy due to the death of his father, before engaging him in a physical altercation. However, his attitude softened when Kirk later explained to Duty Officer Kivo that new physical altercation had occurred and Rogge had simply tripped over Kirk's footlocker.
Rogge later graduated from the Academy and was serving under General L.R. Nazoyo in 2264. One of Rogge's assignments was to send the orders that appointed Kirk as commanding officer of the USS Enterprise, also offering his personal congratulations.