Fleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard is a minor, yet significant character of Star Trek: SCIS and Callin’ Baton Rouge, fanfiction stories written by Little_kingsfan2005. He is adapted from the fictional character portrayed on Star Trek: The Next Generation by Sir Patrick Stewart.
As the longest-serving starship captain on active duty (having served for over half a century), Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) was awarded the rank of Fleet Captain in the aftermath of the Borg Invasion of 2381. Although the rank is largely honorary, F-Capt. Picard has his own unique rank insignia (five gold pips on his collar rather than the regular four) is considered to outrank other Starfleet Captains.
Hailing from the vineyards of La Barre, Haute-Saône, France, F-Capt. Picard graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2327. By 2333, he was second officer of the U.S.S. Stargazer (NCC-2893), and was promoted to Captain after the death of Captain Daithan Ruhalter and the incapacitation of Commander Stephen Leach. He served on the Stargazer for 22 years until it was lost in battle against an unknown foe (later revealed to have been the Ferengi). While on the Stargazer, F-Capt. Picard earned both a master’s degree in Strategic Studies and a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the Starfleet Command Staff College as well as a Master of Arts degree in Interstellar Relations from the Starfleet Postgraduate School via correspondence.
After losing the Stargazer, F-Capt. Picard left active duty to attend the University of Alpha Centauri, where he earned a Ph.D. in Archaeology. He then returned to the Fleet, first as the temporary Captain of the U.S.S. Portia, and then as a Tactical Officer assigned to the Starfleet Tactical Long-range Threat Assessment and Response Division, stationed at Starbase 324. In 2364, he was offered command of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). He held that position for its entire 7-year career, barring a few special assignments. When the Enterprise-D was destroyed in a military engagement over Veridian III, Capt. Picard and many of his senior staff transferred to the newly-commissioned U.S.S. Enterprise-E in 2372.
In 2365, F-Capt. Picard and the Enterprise-D made first contact with the Borg Collective, who would become the Federation’s worst enemy in its entire history. In late 2366, Picard was captured by the Borg and assimilated into Locutus of Borg. Using Picard’s knowledge of Starfleet procedures, Locutus led the Borg at the Battle of Wolf 359 which resulted in the loss of 11,000 lives and 39 starships. The Borg were stopped when Picard’s First Officer, William T. Riker, captured Locutus and used his link to the collective against the Borg. Picard has haunted by his traumatic experience ever since.
In 2373, F-Capt. Picard and the Enterprise-E went back in time to 2063 to prevent the Borg from stopping Zefram Cochrane’s first warp flight and assimilating Earth in the past. The Enterprise-E participated in the Dominion War, specifically the Battle of Betazed, the Battle of Rigel, and the Battle of Ricktor Prime in 2375, and was able to destroy the Breen vessel that had raided San Francisco.
In 2380, the Borg began to attack the Federation. F-Capt. Picard was instrumental in stopping three such attacks that year, before the Borg began an all-out offensive that became known as the Borg Invasion of 2381. No longer concerned with assimilation, the Borg sent 7,461 vessels to lay waste to the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. He was one of the four Starfleet captains (along with William Riker of the U.S.S. Titan, Ezri Dax of the U.S.S. Aventine, and Erika Hernandez, late of the Columbia (NX-02)) that led Starfleet and the Federation against the Borg, but it was only with the help of a mysterious race known as the Caeliar that the Borg were stopped. The resulting invasion destroyed upwards of 40% of the Federation Starfleet and killed over 63 billion citizens of the United Federation of Planets, Klingon Empire, Romulan Star Empire, Imperial Romulan State, and non-aligned worlds.
In the aftermath, F-Capt. Picard turned down a promotion to the Admiralty, and became the President of the Federation’s personal troubleshooter throughout the cosmos. His current immediate supervisor is Rear Admiral Robert DeSoto, the Director of Postwar Rebuilding Efforts (who received the promotion in Picard’s place). The President herself appointed Picard the rank of Fleet Captain.
Between 2379 and 2381, many of F-Capt. Picard’s longtime senior staff – including William Riker, Geordi La Forge, and Deanna Troi – accepted various promotions and reassignments, leaving him with a lot of new faces. One of the new people aboard the Enterprise is Command Master Chief Petty Officer Omal Vegan, who serves as the ship’s Senior Enlisted Advisor/Chief of the Boat; although a rank and position used by Starfleet since the founding of the Federation and before, F-Capt. Picard had yet to serve with a specified Command Master Chief, and the Captain and Master Chief both experienced some growing pains as the two became acquainted.
Shortly after CMC Vegan reported for duty, one of the enlisted crewmen aboard was found dead. The murder investigation was conducted by the Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service Felony Investigation Unit headed by SAC Xav jab Terev. F-Capt. Picard offered SAC Terev and his team all the professional courtesy due a homicide investigator, and was pleased to learn that the killer was not a member of his crew, or even a member of Starfleet, but a civilian contractor.
When a warship from an alternate timeline, the E.F.S. Illustrious under the command of Princeps Senior Jean-Luc Picard, entered the area of operations for Starfleet’s 1st Fleet, F-Capt. Picard and the Enterprise-E were summoned by the 1st Fleet’s Commanding Admiral, V-Adm. Vex No Bron, to aide in returning Illustrious to its proper universe.
- 2327 – Bachelor’s degree – Starfleet Academy
- Master of Military Art and Science degree – Starfleet Command Staff College (via correspondence)
- Master’s degree in Strategic Studies – Starfleet Command Staff College (via correspondence)
- Master of Arts degree in Interstellar Relations – Starfleet Postgraduate School (via correspondence)
- 2360 – Ph.D. in Archaeology – University of Alpha Centauri
List of assignments Edit
- 2327–2328 – Flight controller, U.S.S. Antares
- 2328–2329 – Flight controller, U.S.S. Reliant
- 2329–2333 – Flight controller, U.S.S. Stargazer (NCC-2893)
- 2333–2333 – Second Officer/Flight controller, U.S.S. Stargazer (NCC-2893)
- 2333–2355 – Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Stargazer (NCC-2893)
- 2360–2363 – Tactical Officer, Starfleet Tactical’s Long-Range Threat Assessment and Response Division – Starbase 324
- 2364–2371 – Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
- 2372–Present – Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Temporary assignments Edit
- 2360–2360 – Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Portia
Awards and decorations Edit
With a career in Starfleet spanning almost six decades, F-Capt. Picard is one of the Fleet’s most decorated officers.
- Starfleet Medal of Honor
- Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry
- Christopher Pike Medal of Valor
- Purple Heart with cluster
- Federation Star of Diplomacy (2)
- Starfleet Medal of Commendation (8)
- Grankite Order of Tactics
- Starfleet Unit Citation with cluster
- Prisoner of War Medal
- Cardassian War Medal
- Klingon Civil War Blockade Medal
- Battle of Betazed Campaign Medal
- Dominion War Victory Medal
- Bridge Officer Certification
- Command Officer Certification
- Citation of Exceptional Service
Effective dates of promotion Edit
- 2327 – Ensign
- 2328 – Lieutenant, junior grade
- 2329 – Lieutenant
- 2332 – Lieutenant Commander
- 2333 – Captain
- 2381 – Fleet Captain
Personal staff Edit
- Commander Worf, son of Mogh, Starfleet – First Officer (2379–Present)
- Command Master Chief Petty Officer Omal Vegan, EMT, B.Sc., Starfleet – Chief of the Boat (2381–Present)
- Lieutenant, junior grade Ereshtarri sh’Anbi, Starfleet – Captain’s Yeoman (2382–Present)
Senior staff Edit
- Glinn Ravel Dygan, Cardassian Guard – Operations Manager (2383–Present)
- Lieutenant Commander Taurik, Starfleet – Chief Engineer (2382–Present)
- Lieutenant Aneta Šmrhová, Starfleet – Chief Tactical Officer/Chief of Security (2384–Present)
- Lieutenant Dina Elfiki, Ph.D., Starfleet – Chief Science Officer (2380–Present)
- Captain (Dr.) Beverly Cheryl Crusher-Picard (née Howard), M.D., Starfleet – Chief Medical Officer (2379–Present)
- Lieutenant T’Ryssa “Trys” Chen, Starfleet – Contact Specialist/Watch Officer (2380–Present)
Personal life Edit
In 2380, he married Dr. Beverly Crusher, his best friend Jack’s widow, after serving together for over 15 years. Together, they have a son, René Jacques Robert Francois Picard, born in 2381, and he became the stepfather of Jack and Beverly’s 30-year-old son, Wesley Crusher.
Alternate universe Edit
In an alternate timeline where Khan Noonien Soong won the Eugenics Wars of the 1990s and 2000s, Princeps Senior Jean-Luc Picard was the human augment who commanded the Khanate of Earth’s flagship, the E.F.S. Illustrious, and was the personal agent of Tiberius Sejanus Singh, the Imperator of the Khanate of Earth. This led him to be dubbed as “the Khan’s Dagger,” one of the most feared men in the Khanate.
During a crossover into an alternate universe, Princeps Senior Picard and the Illustrious went on a rampage through Starfleet Sector 002 until they were forced back into their own universe by the U.S.S. Enterprise-E (under the command of their universe’s Jean-Luc Picard) and members of the Starfleet 1st Fleet.