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

Commanders

Name Post Position Division Dates Species Note
Archer, Jonathan NX Project test pilot Command 2143 Human Promoted to captain in 2150
Arakelian, D. Starfleet Academy     2285    
Aranda, Miguel USS Robert Louis Stevenson     2364    
Bartlett, J. USS Voyager     2370s Human KIA prior to 2377
Beach USS Reliant   Operations 2285 Human  
Beaumont, Gabrielle USS Enterprise-D     2368    
Benteen Starfleet Operations Adjunct to Vice Admiral Leyton Command 2372 Human Promoted to captain in 2372
Benko, Tom USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Berman, Rick USS Voyager     2374    
Branch Epsilon IX station commanding officer Sciences[1] 2270s Human KIA in the 2270s
Braga, Brannon USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)/USS Voyager     2368/2374    
Brand, Harry C. USS Exeter (NCC-26531)     2374   WIA in 2374
Burnham, Michael USS Discovery Science officer Sciences 2256 Human Stripped of rank after attempted mutiny. Rank restored in 2257.
Carter USS Exeter (NCC-1672) chief medical officer Sciences 2268 Human KIA in 2268
Chapel, Christine Starfleet Headquarters   Sciences 2286 Human  
Chekov, Pavel USS Reliant
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
executive officer
navigator
Operations[1] 2285-2293 Human  
Collins Starfleet Security   Operations 2154 Human  
Courage, Alexander USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)     2369    
Crusher, Beverly USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Starfleet Medical
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
chief medical officer
head of Starfleet Medical
Sciences 2362-2379 Human  
Dixon, Don Starbase 045 Commanding officer   2364    
Farrell, J.P. USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Flaherty USS Aries executive officer Command[2] 2365    
Fickas, Sharyl USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Freedle, Samuel Starbase Trailer Twenty-Nine Commanding officer   2364    
Gabrielle, D. Starfleet Academy Inter-stellar Ethnology instructor   2285    
Gatsby USS Olympia     2371   KIA in 2371
Gerber, Steven USS Yamato First officer   2365   KIA in 2365
Ginsburg, Alice K. Starbase 153     2374   MIA in 2374
Ginsburt, Alice K. USS Cochrane
Starbase 129
    2374   MIA in 2374
Goldsmith, Jerry USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)     2369    
Gotthelf USS Discovery     2256    
Green, Mitchell B. USS Nobel     2374   MIA in 2374
Harkins, Pete Communications Research Center head of the Pathfinder Project Operations 2376-2377 Human  
Hilliard Starfleet Medical   Command 2375 Human  
Horton Terrestrial Defense Division     2364    
Hoy, Bill USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Hutchinson, Calvin Arkaria Base commanding officer Command 2369 Human KIA in 2369
Hutzel, Gary USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Jameson, Mark Mordan IV negotiator   2319 Human Promoted to rear admiral by 2365
Janeway, Kathryn USS Billings commanding officer Command[2] 2363 Human Promoted to captain by 2371
Kaplan, Donald USS Intrepid chief engineer Operations[2] 2370    
Kelby Enterprise chief engineer
engineer
Operations 2154-2155 Human  
Kenney, Grace K. USS Victory
USS Clement
    2374   WIA in 2374
Kira Nerys Deep Space 9 liaison officer
commanding officer
Command 2375 Bajoran  
Kyle USS Reliant communications officer Operations 2285 Human  
La Forge, Edward M.   exobiologist Sciences 2370 Human  
Landry, Ellen USS Discovery Chief of security Operations 2256 Human KIA in 2256
LaSalandra, John USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Lee, Gwynne Jean       2364    
Long, Mindy C. USS Akagi
USS Tripoli
USS Zapata
    2374   KIA in 2374
Ludwig USS Madison     2373    
Maddox, Bruce Daystrom Institute Associate Chair of Robotics Sciences 2365 Human  
McCoy, Leonard USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
chief medical officer Sciences 2269-2293 Human Promoted to admiral by 2364
Moore, Ronald USS Pegasus   Command 2358 Human KIA in 2358
Moore, Sherri USS Equicon     2364    
Mullen, Steven USS Essex executive officer Command[2] 2167 Human KIA in 2167
Nakashima, Lex USS Robert Louis Stevenson     2364    
Nash, Eric USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Nemzek, David P. USS Akagi
USS Zapata
    2374   MIA in 2374
Parker AR-558 second-in-command Command[2] 2374 Human KIA in 2374
Pulaski, Katherine USS Repulse
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
chief medical officer Sciences 2365 Human  
Quaice, Dalen Starbase 133 physician Sciences 2367 Human Retired in 2367
Quinteros Starbase 74 Commanding officer Command 2364 Human  
Raimondi, Fred USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Reno, Jett USS Hiawatha
USS Discovery
Chief engineering officer; Engineer Operations 2256-2257 Human  
Rhomsew 2399
Riker, William T. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Executive officer Command 2364-2379 Human Promoted to captain of the USS Titan
Robinson, A.G. NX Project test pilot Command 2143 Human Promoted to captain by 2150
Rosenfeld, Maury USS Matte Fringe     2364    
Rudman USS Merrimac     2369    
Saru USS Discovery First officer Command 2256 Kelpien
Scott, Montgomery USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief engineer Operations 2269-2285 Human Promoted to captain in 2285
Shelby USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Starfleet Command
executive officer
head of task force
Command 2367 Human  
Sisko, Benjamin Deep Space 9 commanding officer Command 2369-2371 Human Promoted to captain in 2371
Sonak USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2270s Vulcan KIA in the 2270s
Spock USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2267-2270s Vulcan-Human hybrid Promoted to captain by 2285
Stormont III, Thomas McCormick       2364    
Sulu, Hikaru USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
helmsman Command
Operations
2285-2287 Human Promoted to captain by 2290
T'Pol Enterprise chief science officer Sciences[2] 2154-2161 Vulcan  
Taylor, Jeri USS Voyager     2374    
Trimble, Bjo USS Equicon     2364    
Trimble, John USS Equicon     2364    
Troi, Deanna USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
USS Titan
Counselor Sciences 2370-2379 Human-Betazoid hybrid  
Tucker III, Charles Enterprise chief engineer Operations 2151-2161 Human KIA in 2161
Uhura, Nyota USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Old City Station
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
communications officer Operations 2285-2293 Human  
Webb USS Discovery     2256    
Williams Starfleet Command   Command 2151-2154 Human  
Wilson USS Discovery     2256    
Wise, D. Starfleet Academy
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
    2285    
Wong, J. Starfleet Academy     2285    
Wrightwell Starbase 310 aide to Fleet Admiral Alynna Nechayev   2370    
Yacobian, Brad Enterprise NX-01   Operations 2161    
Yamada, Carol       2364    
Yamauchi, Bobby       2364    
Zakarian Starfleet Academy, Earth Survival Strategies professor   2360s    

Illusory commanders

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

Alternate or parallel commanders

Name Post Position Division Dates Species Note
Archer, Jonathan ISS Enterprise (NX-01)
USS Defiant
executive officer
commanding officer
Command 2155 Terran KIA in 2155
Barclay, Reginald Starfleet Academy, Earth instructor Operations 2404 Human  
Bashir, Julian     Sciences 2422 Human  
Dax, Jadzia     Sciences 2422 Trill (joined)  
Finnegan Yorktown Operations officer Operations division 2263 Human  
Harrison, John Section 31     2258 Human Augment Turned traitor in 2259
Kenner ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701)     2267  
Lenard, Mark Starfleet Academy Starfleet Academy Board   2258    
Nog     Command 2389 Ferengi Promoted to captain by 2422
Ogawa, Alyssa USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) chief medical officer Sciences 2370 Human  
Reed, Malcolm Enterprise armory officer Operations 2165 Human Promoted to captain in 2165
Spock USS Enterprise(NCC-1701) First officer / Science officer Sciences 2258 Vulcan-Human hybrid  
Spock ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2267 Vulcan-Human hybrid  
Thelin USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2269 Andorian  
Tucker III, Charles ISS Enterprise (NX-01)
USS Defiant
chief engineer Operations 2155 Terran  
Worf USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) executive officer Command 2370 Klingon  

Other commanders

Name Post Position Division Dates Species Note
Bem, Ari bn USS Enterprise     2270 Pandronian Honorary
Chakotay USS Voyager executive officer Command 2371-2378 Human Provisionally held rank
Farris, Karen USS Valiant executive officer Command 2374 Human Field promotion
Finney, Benjamin USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) records officer Command 2267 Human Costuming Error: lieutenant commander
Giotto USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) security chief Operations 2267 Human Costuming Error: lieutenant commander
Hansen Outpost 4 commanding officer Operations[1] 2266 Human Wore no rank insignia; may have held position of commander
Markel, Tom USS Ariel commanding officer Command 2269 Human Animation Error: lieutenant commander
Rand, Janice Starfleet Headquarters   Command 2285 Human Costuming Error: master chief petty officer
Scott, Montgomery USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) chief engineer Operations 2286 Human Costuming Error: captain
Spock USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) chief science officer Sciences 2266-2267 Vulcan-Human hybrid Costuming Error: lieutenant commander

Gallery of unnamed commanders

Background information

  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 Benjamin 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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