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"Ah, so that's why you seem so restless. Finding retirement a little lonely, are we?"

Retirement was a period in an individual's life which followed the cessation, partial or complete, of that individual's primary career.

In 2063, Zefram Cochrane claimed to William T. Riker that he built his ship, the Phoenix, so that he could retire to a tropical island full of naked women. (Star Trek: First Contact)

In 2152, when the Vulcan ambassador Soval maneuvered to end the mission of Enterprise NX-01, Commander Charles Tucker III stated of him to Doctor Phlox, "They'll probably give the son of a bitch some gaudy medal and then cart him off to wherever they send bitter old Vulcans to retire." (ENT: "Shockwave")

In 2267, despite being a complete invalid, Fleet captain Christopher Pike was still on the Starfleet active duty list because nobody had the heart to retire him. Spock successfully exploited this to use Pike as one of the three required command level officers for his court martial for mutiny. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I")

In 2270, the Federation Starfleet had a policy of mandatory retirement set (for Humans) at age 75. When, in 2270, Commodore Robert April proved that he was still very much capable of commanding a starship at 75, Starfleet reviewed his appeal to have his retirement delayed. (TAS: "The Counter-Clock Incident") The policy was apparently rescinded by the time of the launch of the USS Enterprise-D, as Leonard McCoy was still a Starfleet admiral at age 137. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

One of Grand Nagus Zek's reforms of the Ferengi Alliance was the introduction of retirement benefits for the aged. (DS9: "The Dogs of War")

Obsidian Order head Enabran Tain retired in 2368. He was the only Cardassian in that position to live long enough to be able to retire. Legate Porania was "speechless" when Tain told him. Although Tain chose to retire to Arawath Colony, he kept "informed" on current events. He came out of retirement to lead a joint Obsidian Order and Tal Shiar attack on the Founders. He had no intention of returning to retired life and wanted to return to his "old job" and his "old life". (DS9: "The Wire", "Improbable Cause", "The Die is Cast")

Zek had planned to retire in 2369, but decided against it, when Krax proved to be more like a Klingon than a Ferengi. (DS9: "The Nagus")

Alsia had retired by 2370 but did not have enough latinum to live out her retirement the way she wanted to. (DS9: "Rivals")

Conservator Kovat planned to retire in 2371. He was fearful that if Miles O'Brien's trial did not run as normal Cardassian trials did, it could ruin his record. (DS9: "Tribunal")

Quark often talked about retiring early. After he received a ship, Quark's Treasure, from Gaila, Rom suggested he retire, so he could get the bar. (DS9: "Little Green Men")

Gaila himself wanted to retire after forty years of selling weapons. He wanted Quark to take his place as Hagath's business partner. (DS9: "Business as Usual")

In the Julian Bashir, Secret Agent holoprogram, Bashir enlisted the help of Nigel Dunlap, a retired secret agent, to stop Lady Wantsomore from assassinating the Queen of England. (DS9: "A Simple Investigation")

Morn planned to spend the money his group stole in the Lissepian Mother's Day Heist during his retirement. (DS9: "Who Mourns for Morn?")

Benjamin Sisko planned to retire to his house in Bajor's Kendra Valley. Jake found it "weird" to hear his father talk of retirement. Sisko told him to bring his "grandkids to see me a few times a year". (DS9: "Penumbra")

After Martok told Gowron of the powerful defenses of Sarpedion V, the Chancellor sarcastically told him "you should retire to your bed". (DS9: "Tacking Into the Wind")

After making Rom the new Grand Nagus, Zek and Ishka retired to Risa. (DS9: "The Dogs of War")

In 2385, Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway was considering taking an early retirement and starting a peaceful life on a farm in Indiana. (PRO: "Touch of Grey") Janeway later went through with this rather than accepting any more promotions, but the Attack on Mars caused her to return to Starfleet (PRO: "Ouroboros, Part II") where Janeway remained as of 2402, having been promoted to Admiral. (PIC: "The Next Generation", "Imposters")

In 3191, after an incident on Q'mau that nearly destroyed a trading outpost and an unprofessional outburst during an inquiry over the incident, Rayner was asked by Vance to go on an early retirement in order to save face. However, Michael Burnham ended up recruiting him to be her new Number One with Saru having to resign following taking a ambassador position. (DIS: "Under the Twin Moons")

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