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In the history of Starfleet, there have been many officers holding the rank of commander.

CommandersEdit

Name Post Position Division Dates Species Note Episode
Archer, Jonathan NX Project test pilot Command 2143 Human Promoted to captain in 2150 ENT: "First Flight"
Arakelian, D. Starfleet Academy     2285     Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Aranda, Miguel USS Robert Louis Stevenson     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Bartlett, J. USS Voyager     2370s Human KIA prior to 2377 VOY: "Imperfection"
Beach USS Reliant   Operations 2285 Human   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Beaumont, Gabrielle USS Enterprise-D     2368     TNG: "Imaginary Friend"
Benteen, Erika Starfleet Operations aide to Vice Admiral Leyton Command 2372 Human Promoted to captain in 2372 DS9: "Homefront"
Benko, Tom USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Berman, Rick USS Voyager     2374     VOY: "The Killing Game"
Branch Epsilon IX station commanding officer Sciences[1] 2270s Human KIA in the 2270s Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Braga, Brannon USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)     2368     ENT: "Imaginary Friend"
Braga, Brannon USS Voyager     2374     VOY: "The Killing Game"
Brand, Harry C. USS Exeter (NCC-26531)     2374   WIA in 2374 DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"
Carter USS Exeter (NCC-1672) chief medical officer Sciences 2268 Human KIA in 2268 TOS: "The Omega Glory"
Chapel, Christine Starfleet Headquarters   Sciences 2286 Human   Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Chekov, Pavel Andreievich USS Reliant
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
executive officer
navigator
Operations[1] 2285-2293 Human   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Collins Starfleet Security   Operations 2154 Human   ENT: "Affliction"
Courage, Alexander USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)     2369     TNG: "The Chase"
Crusher, Beverly Cheryl USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Starfleet Medical
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
chief medical officer
head of Starfleet Medical
Sciences 2362-2379 Human   TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"
Don Dixon Starbase 045 Commanding officer   2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Farrell, John P. USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Flaherty USS Aries executive officer Command[2] 2365     TNG: "The Icarus Factor"
Fickas, Sharyl USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Samuel Freedle Starbase Trailer Twenty-Nine Commanding officer   2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Gabrielle, D. Starfleet Academy Inter-stellar Ethnology Instructor   2285     Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Gatsby USS Olympia     2371   KIA in 2371 DS9: "The Sound of Her Voice"
Gerber, Steven USS Yamato First officer   2365   KIA in 2365 TNG: "Contagion"
Ginsburg, Alice K. Starbase 153     2374   MIA in 2374 DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"
Ginsburt, Alice K. USS Cochrane
Starbase 129
    2374   MIA in 2374 DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"
Goldsmith, Jerry USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)     2369     TNG: "The Chase"
Green, Mitchell B. USS Nobel     2374   MIA in 2374 DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"
Harkins, Peter Communications Research Center head of the Pathfinder Project Operations 2376-2377 Human   VOY: "Pathfinder"
Hilliard Starfleet Medical   Command 2375 Human   DS9: "When It Rains..."
Horton Terrestrial Defense Division     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Hoy, Bill USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Hutchinson, Calvin Arkaria Base commanding officer Command 2369 Human KIA in 2369 TNG: "Starship Mine"
Hutzel, Gary USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Jameson, Mark Mordan IV negotiator   2319 Human Promoted to commodore by 2365 TNG: "Too Short a Season"
Janeway, Kathryn USS Billings commanding officer Command[2] 2363 Human Promoted to captain by 2371 VOY: "Night"
Kaplan, Donald USS Intrepid chief engineer Operations[2] 2370     TNG: "Interface"
Kelby Enterprise chief engineer
engineer
Operations 2154-2155 Human   ENT: "Affliction"
Kenney, Grace K. USS Victory
USS Clement
    2374   WIA in 2374 DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"
Kira Nerys Deep Space 9 liaison officer
commanding officer
Command 2375 Bajoran   DS9: "When It Rains..."
Kyle USS Reliant communications officer Operations 2285 Human   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
La Forge, Edward M.   exobiologist Sciences 2370 Human   TNG: "Interface"
LaSalandra, John USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Lee, Gwynne Jean       2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Long, Mindy C. USS Akagi
USS Tripoli
USS Zapata
    2374 Human KIA in 2374 DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"
Maddox, Bruce Daystrom Institute Associate Chair of Robotics Sciences 2365 Human   TNG: "The Measure Of A Man"
McCoy, Leonard H. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
chief medical officer Sciences 2269-2293 Human Promoted to admiral by 2364 TAS: "Beyond the Farthest Star"
Moore, Ronald USS Pegasus   Command 2358 Human KIA in 2358 ENT: "These Are the Voyages..."
Moore, Sherri USS Equicon     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Mullen, Steven USS Essex executive officer Command[2] 2167 Human KIA in 2167 TNG: "Power Play"
Nakashima, Lex USS Robert Louis Stevenson     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Nash, Eric USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Nemzek, David P. USS Akagi
USS Zapata
    2374   MIA in 2374 DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"
Parker AR-558 second-in-command Command[2] 2374 Human KIA in 2374 DS9: "The Siege of AR-558"
Pulaski, Katherine USS Repulse
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
chief medical officer Sciences 2365 Human   TNG: "The Child"
Quaice, Dalen Starbase 133 physician Sciences 2367 Human Retired in 2367 TNG: "Remember Me"
Quinteros, Orfil Starbase 74 Commanding officer Command 2364 Human   TNG: "11001001"
Fred Raimondi USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Riker, William Thomas USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
executive officer Command 2364-2379 Human Promoted to captain in 2379 TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"
Robinson, A.G. NX Project test pilot Command 2143 Human Promoted to captain by 2150 ENT: "First Flight"
Rosenfeld, Maury USS Matte Fringe     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Rudman USS Merrimac     2369     TNG: "Birthright, Part I"
Scott, Montgomery USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief engineer Operations 2269-2285 Human Promoted to captain in 2285 TAS: "Beyond the Farthest Star"
Shelby USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Starfleet Command
executive officer
head of task force
Command 2367 Human   TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II"
Sisko, Benjamin Lafayette Deep Space 9 commanding officer Command 2369-2371 Human Promoted to captain in 2371 DS9: "Emissary"
Sonak USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2270s Vulcan KIA in the 2270s Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Spock USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2267-2270s Vulcan-Human hybrid Promoted to captain by 2285 TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I"
Stormont, Thomas McCormick, III       2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Sulu, Hikaru USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
helmsman Command
Operations
2285-2287 Human Promoted to captain by 2290 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
T'Pol Enterprise chief science officer Sciences[2] 2154-2161 Vulcan   ENT: "Borderland"
Taylor, Jeri USS Voyager     2374     VOY: "The Killing Game"
Trimble, Bjo USS Equicon     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Trimble, John USS Equicon     2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Troi, Deanna USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
USS Titan
counselor Sciences 2370-2379 Human-Betazoid hybrid   TNG: "Thine Own Self"
Tucker, Charles, III Enterprise chief engineer Operations 2151-2161 Human KIA in 2161 ENT: "Broken Bow"
Uhura USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Old City Station
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
communications officer Operations 2285-2293 Human   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Williams Starfleet Command   Command 2151-2154 Human   ENT: "Broken Bow"
Wise, D. Starfleet Academy
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
    2293     Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Wong, J. Starfleet Academy     2285     Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Wrightwell Starbase 310 aide to Fleet Admiral Alynna Nechayev   2370     TNG: "Journey's End"
Yacobian, Brad Enterprise NX-01   Operations 2161     ENT: "These Are the Voyages..."
Yamada, Carol Ann       2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Yamauchi, Bobby       2364     TNG: "Conspiracy"
Zakarian Starfleet Academy, Earth Survival Strategies professor   2360s     VOY: "Caretaker"

Illusory commandersEdit

Name Post Position Division Dates Species Note Episode
Archer, Valerie Starfleet Headquarters, Terrasphere 8   Command 2375 Species 8472 (posing as Human)   VOY: "In the Flesh"
Data USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) executive officer Command 2383 Holographic representation of a Soong-type android   TNG: "Future Imperfect"
Hayek, Jason USS Intrepid   Command 2375 False alias of a Human   VOY: "In the Flesh"
La Forge, Geordi USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) chief engineer Operations 2383 Holographic representation of a Human   TNG: "Future Imperfect"
MacDuff, Kieran USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) executive officer Command 2368 Satarran (posing as Human)   TNG: "Conundrum"
Mullen, Steven USS Essex executive officer Command[2] 2368 Ux-Mal criminal (posing as Human)   TNG: "Power Play"
Troi, Deanna Starfleet Command aide to Admiral Jean-Luc Picard Sciences 2383 Holographic representation of a Human-Betazoid hybrid   TNG: "Future Imperfect"

Alternate or parallel commandersEdit

Name Post Position Division Dates Species Note Episode
Archer, Jonathan ISS Enterprise (NX-01)
USS Defiant
executive officer
commanding officer
Command 2155 Terran KIA in 2155 ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly"
Barclay, Reginald Endicott, III Starfleet Academy, Earth instructor Operations 2404 Human   VOY: "Endgame"
Bashir, Julian Subatoi     Sciences 2422 Human (genetically augmented)   DS9: "The Visitor"
Dax, Jadzia     Sciences 2422 Trill (joined)   DS9: "The Visitor"
Harrison, John Section 31     2258 Human Augment Turned traitor in 2259 Star Trek Into Darkness
Kenner ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701)     2267   TOS: "Mirror, Mirror"
Nog     Command 2389 Ferengi Promoted to captain by 2422 DS9: "The Visitor"
Ogawa, Alyssa USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) chief medical officer Sciences 2370 Human   TNG: "Parallels"
Reed, Malcolm Enterprise armory officer Operations 2165 Human Promoted to captain in 2165 ENT: "Twilight"
Spock USS Enterprise(NCC-1701) First officer / Science officer Sciences 2258 Human   Star Trek
Spock ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2267 Vulcan-Human hybrid   TOS: "Mirror, Mirror"
Thelin USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2269 Andorian   TAS: "Yesteryear"
Tucker, Charles, III ISS Enterprise (NX-01)
USS Defiant
chief engineer Operations 2155 Terran   ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly"
Worf USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) executive officer Command 2370 Klingon   TNG: "Parallels"

Other commandersEdit

Name Post Position Division Dates Species Note Episode
Ari bn Bem USS Enterprise     2270 Pandronian Honorary TAS: "Bem"
Chakotay USS Voyager executive officer Command 2371-2378 Human Provisionally held rank VOY: "Caretaker"
Farris, Karen USS Valiant executive officer Command 2374 Human Field promotion DS9: "Valiant"
Finney, Ben USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) records officer Command 2267 Human Costuming Error: lieutenant commander TOS: "Court Martial"
Giotto USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) security chief Operations 2267 Human Costuming Error: lieutenant commander TOS: "The Devil in the Dark"
Hansen Outpost 4 commanding officer Operations[1] 2266 Human Wore no rank insignia; may have held position of commander TOS: "Balance of Terror"
Markel, Tom USS Ariel commanding officer Command 2269 Human Animation Error: lieutenant commander TAS: "The Eye of the Beholder"
Rand, Janice Starfleet Headquarters   Command 2285 Human Costuming Error: master chief petty officer Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Montgomery Scott USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) chief engineer Operations 2286 Human Costuming Error: captain Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Spock USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2266-2267 Vulcan-Human hybrid Costuming Error: lieutenant commander TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver"

Gallery of unnamed commandersEdit

Background information Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 This officer wore a different division color than indicated by their apparent position.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 This character was unseen in this position, and his division is assumed from his position.

Numerous officers were often referred to as commanders, or wore commander's rank insignia, but were actually other ranks. In TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds", Jean-Luc Picard remembers meeting Lieutenant Commander Riker, but Riker was wearing commander's insignia in the corresponding scene in TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint". This happened in TOS also, as Spock was referred to as an lieutenant commander in TOS: "Court Martial" even though he regularly wore commander's stripes up to and including that point. The same went for Ben Finney in that episode and Giotto in TOS: "The Devil in the Dark", both of whom wore commander's insignia but were clearly referred to as lieutenant commander in dialogue. The reverse happened to Chakotay, who wore lieutenant commander's insignia but was only referred to as commander for VOY's entire run.

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