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"Starfleet captains are like children. They want everything right now and they want it their way, but the secret is to give them only what they need, not what they want."

In the history of Starfleet, many officers have held the rank of captain or have held the title of captain while commanding starships.

List of prime reality captainsEdit

Robert Wesley, 2268

Robert Wesley

Senior captainsEdit

Starfleet flag officers sometimes retain or take command of a vessel. Most often, these officers hold the rank of commodore, but there have been instances of admirals operating as starship captains.

CaptainsEdit

Jonathan Archer, 2151

Jonathan Archer.

Balthazar Edison

Balthazar Edison.

James Kirk, dress uniform

James T. Kirk.

Spock, 2293

Spock.

Hikaru Sulu, 2293

Hikaru Sulu.

Kathryn Janeway, 2371

Kathryn Janeway.

Benjamin Sisko, 2375

Benjamin Sisko.

Jean-Luc Picard, 2379

Jean-Luc Picard.

William Riker, 2379

William T. Riker.

The substantive rank of captain is typically held by officers captaining starships. Officers of this rank also sometimes serve in other capacities, such as in command of starbases or divisions of support personnel (such as JAG officers or members of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers), or as members of experimental engineering programs.

Junior captainsEdit

Tim Watters

Tim Watters

According to the rules of naval parlance, a person of any officer rank may be addressed as captain if they are assigned as sole commanding officer of any starship. Captains may also be awarded provisional (brevet) ranks or field promotions to be accorded the title of captain.

Unnamed captainsEdit

Saratoga captain, 2286

Saratoga captain (2286)


List of alternate reality captains Edit

Alternate Reality
(split 2233)
Christopher Pike, 2258

Captain Christopher Pike in 2258

Senior captainEdit

Starfleet flag officers sometimes retain or take command of a vessel.

CaptainsEdit

The substantive rank of captain is typically held by officers captaining starships. Officers of this rank also sometimes serve in other capacities, such as members of experimental engineering programs.

Junior captainsEdit

According to the rules of naval parlance, a person of any officer rank may be addressed as captain if they are assigned as sole commanding officer of any starship. Captains may also be awarded field promotions to be accorded the title of captain.

Unnamed captainsEdit


List of mirror universe captains Edit

Mirror Universe
(coexisting on another dimensional plane)
Maximilian Forrest

Captain Maximilian Forrest in 2155

Gabriel Lorca

Gabriel Lorca.

CaptainsEdit

De facto captain (not recognized by the Terran Empire)Edit

Unnamed captainEdit

ISS Avenger
See ISS Avenger personnel for further information. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")


List of parallel universe captains Edit

Multiple realities
(covers information from several alternate timelines)
Beverly Picard

Beverly Picard

A list of captains seen in alternate timelines and parallel universes:

Senior captainEdit

In at least one parallel universe, starfleet flag officers sometimes retain or take command of a vessel.

CaptainsEdit