Multiple realities
(covers information from several alternate timelines)
"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 held the rank of captain or held the title of captain while commanding starships.

According to Travis Mayweather, Matthew Ryan spent more time in space than most Starfleet Captains. (ENT: "Fortunate Son")

List of prime reality captains

Senior captains

Bob Wesley

Starfleet flag officers sometimes retained or took command of a vessel. Most often, these officers held the rank of commodore, but there were instances of admirals operating as starship captains.


Captains

The substantive rank of captain was typically held by officers captaining starships. Officers of this rank also sometimes served 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.

22nd century

Jonathan Archer

Balthazar Edison

23rd century

Christopher Pike

James T. Kirk

Spock

Hikaru Sulu

24th century

Kathryn Janeway

Benjamin Sisko

Jean-Luc Picard

William T. Riker

31st century

32nd century

Junior captains

Tim Watters

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

Unnamed captains

Saratoga captain (2286)

List of alternate reality captains

Alternate Reality
(split 2233)

Captain Christopher Pike in 2258

Senior captain

Starfleet flag officers sometimes retained or took command of a vessel.

Captains

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

Junior captains

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

Unnamed captains

List of mirror universe captains

Mirror Universe
(coexisting on another dimensional plane)

Captain Danby Connor

Captain Maximilian Forrest in 2155

Captain Gabriel Lorca

Captain Maddox

Captains

De facto captain (not recognized by the Terran Empire)

Unnamed captain

ISS Avenger


List of parallel universe captains

Multiple realities
(covers information from several alternate timelines)

Beverly Picard

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

Senior captain

In at least one parallel universe, Starfleet flag officers sometimes retained or took command of a vessel.

Captains

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