Union Fleet Captain's shoulder bars.

Captain Ed Mercer faces his Moclan counterpart, Vorak.

...we have 3,000 ships to staff, and we need captains.Admiral Halsey[1]

Captains serve as leading crew members of a vessel. Captain ranks below Admirals and above Commanders.

Captain is the highest-ranking stationed position on board a Union vessel, and boasts final command authority of the ship outside of orders from Union command or if deemed mentally or physically unfit. Captains have the power to command any crewmember or civilian aboard the vessel. In the early 25th century, there are roughly 3,000 active-duty Union captains.

A Captain is the final arbiter of justice within the ship, with powers to physically detain persons in the Brig.[n 1] Captains also hold the power to initiate criminal justice proceedings against their own crewmembers through court martialling. A Captain's power is not unlimited as they are subordinate to Union admirals, who oversee multiple vessels, regions, issues, or fleets; and because a captain is responsible for order on their ship, they file regular reports to admiralty. Failure to report or to misreport is a serious offense, and may be punished by a letter of reprimand or stripping outright the rank and title of the Captain.

Captains[edit | edit source]

Strictly speaking, most if not all Union officers of a higher rank seen would have been Captains. The following are those who are definitively seen as such.

Planetary Union[edit | edit source]

Union Fleet[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Moclan Fleet[edit | edit source]

Krill[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

Emblem[edit | edit source]

Uniform[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Captains have the power to perform wedding ceremonies on their ship.[11]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. In late 2419, Captain Ed Mercer orders Chief of Security Alara Kitan to forcibly detain Pria Lavesque in the Brig after her failed attempt to commandeer the USS Orville. In March, 2420, Mercer interrogates Doctor Claire Finn for the attempted murder of Kitan. He decides to continue to hold Finn in custody on the Brig.

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