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James Kirk was the eldest son of Samuel Kirk, and brother of George Samuel Kirk Sr. Kirk's nephew was the legendary James T. Kirk of Starfleet. (TOS novelization: Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

In Star Trek Generations, in his Nexus experience James T. Kirk finds himself at "his uncle's farm in Idaho", where he met Antonia while riding. It is unspecified whether that uncle was James Kirk, or if it was a brother of his mother.

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For the STNV character, see James T. Kirk (STNV).
For the mirror universe counterpart, see James T. Kirk (mirror).

James Tiberius Kirk was one of the most famous Starfleet officers in Federation history. Kirk's most famous years were as the captain of two different Enterprises, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A).



James Kirk was born to George and Winona Kirk in 2233. His first name was the same as his maternal grandfather, and his middle name was adopted from his paternal grandfather's name. (Star Trek)

Kirk rose to become the youngest captain in Starfleet history when he received command of the USS Enterprise in 2264. Over the next three decades the names Kirk and Enterprise were synonymous. With the retirement of the USS Enterprise-A in 2293, that historic partnership ended.

That same year, Kirk participated in the commissioning of the ship that replaced his famous vessel, the USS Enterprise-B. During the shakedown cruise the Enterprise became trapped in the Nexus after attempting to rescue the crew and passengers of two other vessels. Kirk was instrumental in freeing the vessel; however he was believed killed after the section he was in was destroyed and opened to space by an energy discharge from the Nexus. (Star Trek Generations)

After Kirk's presumed death, Captain Thekla Lawless, a close friend for at least two decades, spoke at Kirk's memorial service. One statement she made was, "Jim was a close friend who always seemed to be a knight in shining armor when a young woman needed one." (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "The Fire In Which We Burn")

Kirk on Veridian III

In 2371, Jean-Luc Picard, after entering the Nexus, discovered that Kirk had not died as history had thought and was alive inside the Nexus. Picard convinced Kirk to leave the false paradise of the Nexus to assist him in saving the Veridian system by stopping Tolian Soran from destroying the system's sun. Thanks to Kirk's help, Picard's mission was successful, though at the cost of Kirk's life in earnest. (Star Trek Generations)

Alternate realities

James T. Kirk in an alternate reality.
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In 2372, Kirk was revived after his death on Veridian III. He played a key role in foiling an alliance between rogue Romulans and the Borg Collective. Subsequently, married Teilani, aided the Federation during the virogen crisis, and prevented an incursion from the mirror universe led by his counterpart. (TOS novels: The Return, Avenger, Spectre, Dark Victory, Preserver)

Awards and honors

Palm Leaf of Axanar Peace Mission
Grankite Order of Tactics (Class of Excellence)
Prentares Ribbon of Commendation (Classes First and Second)
Medal of Honor
Starfleet Silver Palm (with cluster)
Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry
Karagite Order of Heroism
Khitomer Peace Mission Medal
Leonard James Akaar - The Teer of Capella IV bears the name of McCoy and James T. Kirk. (TOS: "Court Martial")
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) - A starship was rechristened in recognition of his service, bearing the registration number of his original command, an honor carried on for generations. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Key dates

Service jacket


Previous assignments

Image:2250s - CAPT (Command).png Captain 2265-2270 Assigned as commanding officer, USS Enterprise
Image:2265 - CAPT (Command).png
Image:2265 - CAPT (Command Alternate).png
Image:2200s - CAPT (Command).png
Image:2270 - RADM Sleeve.png Rear Admiral 2270-2273 Assigned as Chief of Starfleet Operations
Image:2270 - RADM (Command).png
Image:2270 - CAPT (Command) (Sleeve Stripe).png 2273 Temporary commanding officer of USS Enterprise
Image:2270 - CAPT (Command) (Shoulder Board).png
Image:2278 - RADM (Command).png 2273-2285 Assigned as Chief of Starfleet Operations
Image:2278 - RADM Sleeve (Command).png
Image:2278 - RADM (Command).png 2285-2286 Assigned as instructor at Starfleet Academy
Image:2278 - RADM Sleeve (Command).png
Image:2278 - CAPT (Command).png Captain 2286-2293 Reduction in grade and position

aboard to commanding officer of USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)

Image:2278 - CAPT Sleeve (Command).png
Image:2373 - CAPT (Command).png 2373- (unknown)

Commanding officers of the starships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01): Archer
ISS Enterprise (NX-01): Forrest | Archer
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701): April | Pike | Kirk | Zarlo | Decker | Spock
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701): Pike | Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A): Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B): Harriman | Chekov | Sulu
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C): Garrett
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D): Picard | W. Riker | Jellico
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E): Bateson | Picard
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G): Cross
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G): E. Holliday | W. Holliday
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J): Pudlo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-O): A. Riker
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-P): Obeska
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-JFAZW): Hyperriker

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