Riker, Captain William

Will Riker, 2379
Jonathan Frakes
FULL NAME:William Thomas Riker
FINAL RANK:Captain (Retired)
FINAL ASSIGNMENT:Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Titan NCC-80102
PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENT:Executive Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E
PLACE OF BIRTH:19 August 2335, Valdez, Alaska, Earth
His father is former Starfleet Admiral Kyle Riker; his mother died when he was two years old. He was raised by his father, until he abandoned him at age 15. Riker enjoys old Earth jazz music, plays the trombone, and enjoys poker and cooking.

By 2369, Will Riker had been decorated by Starfleet five times for exceptional service.

In 2356, Lt. Riker was commended for exceptional valor during a rescue mission on Nervala IV. He was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant Commander. However, a transporter malfunction caused a second image of Lt. Riker to materialize on the planet surface, where he remained trapped until the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D returned in 2369. The Lt. Riker and Cdmr. Riker had trouble getting along, but eventually worked things out. Lt. Riker took their middle name, Thomas.

While serving on the Enterprise, Riker was offered promotion to Captain on three separate occasions. He declined each time, until finally accepting a promotion in 2379.

In 2379, Deanna Troi married William Riker after they rekindled their relationship in 2375. William Riker was promoted and transferred to the U.S.S. Titan. Deanna also transferred to the Titan as Ship's Counselor. Admiral Janeway deployed the Titan to the Romulan Neutral Zone to assist in the peace talks.

In 2381, Deanna gave birth to their first son, Thaddeus Troi-Riker. Their daughter Kestra is born a few years later.

In 2391, Riker and Troi retire from Starfleet and settle on Nepenthe to take care of their ailing son.

In 2399, Riker assumes command of the U.S.S. Zheng He and a fleet of Starfleet ships to assist Jean-Luc Picard against the Romulan Zhat Vash forces attempting to destroy the Coppelius settlement of sentient androids built by Bruce Maddox and Alton Soong.
2349-2353 Attended Starfleet Academy. Graduated eighth in class.
2354 Posted to U.S.S. Pegasus NCC-34182, Ensign, Flight Controller.
2354 Promoted to Lieutenant.
2354 U.S.S. Pegasus NCC-34182 was presumed destroyed by a warp core breach.
2354 Stationed on Federation planet Betazed after U.S.S. Pegasus was lost.
2355 Posted to U.S.S. Potemkin NCC-8253.
2356 Promoted to Lt. Commander and commended for exceptional valor during rescue mission on Nervala IV. A transporter malfunction caused a 2nd image of Lt. Riker to materialize on the surface.
2360 Posted to U.S.S. Hood NCC-42296 as Executive Officer.
2364 Promoted to Commander.
2364 Offered command of U.S.S. Drake NCC-20381. Declined.
2364 Posted to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D as Executive Officer.
2365 Participated in Officer Exchange Program. Became first Starfleet officer to serve aboard a Klingon vessel, as first officer of Klingon cruiser IKC P'agh.
2365 Offered command of U.S.S. Aries NCC-45167, declined.
2366 Charged with murder of Dr. Nel Apgar. Charges were dropped after new evidence was produced.
2366 Offered command of U.S.S. Melbourne NCC-62043, declined.
2366 Temporary field promotion to captain of U.S.S. Enterprise when Capt. Picard was abducted by the Borg.
2370 The U.S.S. Pegasus was found inside Asteroid Gamma 6-0-1 in the Devolin System. It contained an illegal prototype phased-cloaking device. Riker notified Captain Picard of the cloaking device. Charges against Riker were later dropped.
2371 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D was destroyed at Veridian III.
2372 Posted to Sovereign-class U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E.
2373 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E succeeded in stopping the Borg's temporal incursion. Assisted in rebuilding Zefram Cochrane's warp ship, The Phoenix.
2375 Assisted Captain Picard in preventing the Son'a and Starfleet Admiral Dougherty from destroying the Ba'ku planet while trying to harvest the metaphasic radiation that reverses the aging process.
2379 Married Commander Deanna Troi.
2379 Promoted to Captain; assigned to U.S.S. Titan NCC-80102.
2379 The Titan is deployed to the Romulan Neutral Zone as part of the peace taskforce.
2391 Retired from Starfleet active duty, moved to Reserve Duty
2399 Assumes command of the U.S.S. Zheng He to assist Jean-Luc Picard against Romulan Zhat Vash forces attempting to destroy the Coppelius settlement of sentient androids