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Full Name: Kathryn Elizabeth Janeway
Species: Human
Gender: female
Born: May 20, 2335
Died: 2380
Affiliation: Federation
Starfleet
Family
Mother: Gretchen Janeway
Father: Vice Admiral Edward Janeway
Sibling(s): Sister: Phoebe Janeway
Marital Status: single
Children: none
Career
Previous Assignment: commanding officer, USS Voyager
Final Assignment: Starfleet Command
Rank: vice admiral
Insignia: Collar insignia.

Kathryn Elizabeth Janeway was a Human female in Starfleet in the 24th century. In 2371, she assumed command of USS Voyager, which was shortly thereafter pulled into the Delta Quadrant. She managed to bring the ship and crew back to the Alpha Quadrant by December 2377, and was thereafter promoted from Captain to Admiral.

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Early Life

Kathryn Janeway, daughter of Edward and Gretchen Janeway, was born on May 20, 2335 in Bloomington, Indiana. Kathryn's younger sister, Phoebe Janeway, was born four years later.

As a young child she was given the nickname "Goldenbird" by her parents. Kathryn was also particularly close to her father. He got his daughter interested in mathematics and science. She still found time for fun as a child and often enjoyed the Trevis and Flotter holodeck programs, and - one time - she flooded the entire holodeck.

At the age of 9, Kathryn was treated to her first trip off Earth to the Mars Colonies. Her father took her from San Francisco via shuttlecraft to Utopia Planitia where they toured the colonies with Cadet Data. This was the first of many adventures that Kathryn took with her father. She also hiked the Grand Canyon's North rim with her father as a child.

Kathryn later began attending The Meadows, and soon became the tennis captain of her team at the school. Despite being a tennis pro, Kathryn also enjoyed swimming. While swimming on Mars under Olympus Mons, she saved the life of Mark Hobbes Johnson after he became trapped in an undercurrent. Despite her brave actions, she was grounded by her father.

While a senior at the Academy Institute, Janeway was dating Cheb Parker. One night, the pair snuck into Magruder Mansion in Ohio, and discovered a deranged old woman living in the mansion. On their return to the Institute, they were severely reprimanded for the incident (VOY novel: Mosaic; VOY episodes: "Coda", "Year of Hell, Part II", "Once Upon a Time", "Imperfection").

Starfleet Academy

Janeway was accepted into Starfleet Academy in 2353 at the age of 18. While at the Academy, her roommate was Lettie Garrett. While her time at the Academy was mainly a happy one, Janeway was often bullied by Wendy Kerrigan, a professor at the Academy.

Upon entering her third year at the Academy, Cadet Janeway was interviewed by Admiral Owen Paris, in regards to being her advisor in the writing of her junior honor thesis. With his assistance, she wrote a brilliant thesis but had to turn down a date with Cadet William T. Riker in the process. The following year, Janeway completed her doctoral degree in quantum cosmology.

While at the Academy, Janeway began a relationship with Lieutenant Justin Tighe, and the two were soon engaged to be married (VOY novel: Mosaic; VOY short story: "In the Queue").

Early Career

Ensign Janeway graduated from the Academy and was assigned to Admiral Paris's staff in San Francisco in 2357. At Paris's request, Janeway assisted civilian advisor Kyle Riker uncover the involvement of Vice-Admiral Horace Bonner in the Tholian attack on Starbase 311 in 2353, as well as several attempts on Riker's life.

Tired of sitting behind a desk, Admiral Paris made the decision to get back into the game and arranged to be in command of the USS Al-Batani for the year-long Arias expedition. Admiral Paris asked Janeway to join his crew as junior science officer. (TLE novel: Deny Thy Father; VOY novel: Mosaic).

Note: The novel Mosaic states that Janeway's first posting was aboard the USS Icarus, however, later canon sources revealed that her first posting was the Al-Batani.
Mosaic.

Six months into the Arias Expedition, Admiral Paris and Janeway were in a shuttlecraft orbiting Utrea II, when they were captured by the Cardassian, Gul Camet. The two officers were rescued by Lt. Tighe, whose life was in turn saved by Janeway. As a result, Paris recommended that Janeway switch from science division to command division.

In 2358, Janeway lost both her fiancé and father while they were testing the prototype ship Terra Nova on Tau Ceti Prime. While making a final approach for landing, the ship crash landed on Tau Ceti into a polar icecap. While Kathryn survived the crash, the others were frozen to death. She was rescued and took a leave of absence to deal with her deep depression.

In 2359, Janeway returned to active duty and announced her intention to switch to the command division at Starfleet Headquarters. At the arrangement of Admiral Paris, Janeway spent six months on an Earth-bound assignment before being assigned a deep-space mission. While on Earth, she started to become closer to Mark Johnson.

In 2363, Captain Janeway assumed command of the USS Billings. The Billings was her first proper command, and she often felt deeply responsible for her actions and the effects on her crew. Following one away team mission, she felt deeply responsible for the loss of Ensign Yvonne Harper's legs, unborn child, and sanity. (VOY episodes: "Revulsion", "Night"; VOY novels: Pathways, Cloak and Dagger)

While choosing key personnel to serve under him on the Enterprise, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was disappointed that Janeway was no longer available as a candidate for first officer. (TLE novel: The Buried Age)

In 2365, the now Captain Janeway was in command of the USS Bonestell on a six-month exploratory mission of the Beta Quadrant. Following the mission, Janeway went before a review board consisting of Admiral Paris, Admiral McGeorge Finnegan, and Admiral Alynna Nechayev. Ensign Tuvok was called in to criticize Janeway's ignorance of tactical regulations on the mission, and it was recommended by Admiral Finnegan that Tuvok served under Janeway on her next deep-space mission. Janeway and Tuvok were still serving together on the Bonestell when Janeway asked Tuvok to transfer with her to Voyager. (VOY novels: Mosaic, Pathways)

Note: The third admiral on the review board is clearly intended to be Alynna Nechayev, though her name is spelled "Necheyev" in Mosaic. The spelling is corrected in Pathways.

Captain of the USS Voyager

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Shakedown

In late 2370, Captain Janeway was offered the position of commanding officer of the USS Voyager still under construction at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. As a result she buried herself in all the technical manuals concerning Voyager, and by the time she was given a guided tour by Admiral Patterson in early 2371, she was proficient at every inch of the starship. (VOY episode: "Relativity")

Janeway officially assumed command of Voyager on stardate 48038.5, and took the starship out on its shakedown cruises. The cruise was to proceed to the border of the Demilitarized Zone near the Badlands to test out Voyager's bio-neural circuitry. On the first test of the systems, the gel packs malfunctioned and Voyager was left drifting in space. Thankfully, the USS Hood, under Captain Robert DeSoto, came to Voyager's aid.

After repairs were completed, both starships were alerted to the detection of one of the Malkus Artifacts under General Order 16, and discovered that it was found by the Maquis. Janeway sent her tactical officer, Lieutenant Tuvok, undercover to obtain the artifact from the Maquis. Tuvok's mission was successful and the artifact was rescued by the Hood. It was also decided that Tuvok would remain undercover with the Maquis. (ST novel: The Brave and the Bold).

In the Delta Quadrant

Admiral Janeway

Janeway was promoted shortly after her return to Earth in 2378 by Admiral Owen Paris. Vice Admiral Janeway was instrumental in defeating a crippling Borg plague that swept Earth upon Voyager's return. In 2379, she ordered Captain Jean-Luc Picard to Romulus to meet the new praetor Shinzon (VOY episode: "Endgame"; VOY novel: Homecoming; TNG movie: Star Trek: Nemesis). She was also instrumental in Commander William T. Riker's promotion to Captain and assumption of command of the USS Titan (TNG novel: A Time to Kill).

That same year, she boarded the USS Enterprise-E to ensure that Worf and Geordi La Forge stayed aboard the Enterprise instead of helping Captain Picard on Kevratas. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)

In March of 2380, Janeway appeared as a panelist on Illuminating the City of Light to discuss the status of the Reman refugees then heading for Outpost 22. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

Later that year, Admiral Janeway was contacted by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and informed of a renewed Borg threat to the Federation. She initially did not believe his claims, but later recanted that decision and ordered the Enterprise to hold position and await the arrival of Seven of Nine. Captain Picard defied her orders and took the Enterprise to engage the Borg before their vessel became fully operational (TNG novel: Resistance). She informed Captain Picard that she did not approve of his decision and ordered an investigation of the remains of the Cube. Shortly afterward she would contact the Enterprise in response to their report that Q had appeared on the Enterprise (TNG novel: Q & A).

Admiral Janeway then visited the Borg Cube herself aboard the USS Einstein. When she arrived, she was captured and assimilated by the Borg Collective a short time afterward. Because of her knowledge and experience the Borg used Janeway in the role of a new Borg Queen. An attempt to rescue her from the Collective resulted in Janeway's death. In the final moments before her demise, Janeway's conscience surfaced long enough to allow Seven of Nine to introduce the Endgame virus into the cube, halting the cube's rampage. After Janeway's death, the Female Q took her spirit as a traveling companion.

Sometime later, a memorial consisting of a central pillar with an eternal flame placed atop was established in her honor in San Francisco. (TNG novel: Before Dishonor)

Alternate Timeline

In the alternate timeline created by the Red Wormhole and the War of the Prophets, Admiral Kathryn Janeway created Operation Guardian in 2400 in order to combat the threat of the Bajoran Ascendancy. Her plan resulted in Starfleet and Borg forces joining together to assault Gateway in order to use the Guardian of Forever to destroy the Red Wormhole before it united with the Bajoran wormhole. She landed her forces while combating the Grigari and was in sight of the Guardian when the Grigari activated a Singularity bomb which killed Janeway and everyone on and around the planet. (DS9 novel: Millennium The War of the Prophets)

See Also

  • Janeway - more information on individuals named Janeway.


Preceded by:
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Commanding Officer, USS Voyager
23712378
Succeeded by:
Chakotay

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ST Expanded

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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Kathryn Janeway (mirror).

Kathryn Janeway was a 24th century Starfleet officer. From 2371 to 2378 she served as the captain of the USS Voyager, which she guided back from deep in the Delta Quadrant back to Earth. (Star Trek: Voyager)

By 2381, Janeway was serving as the acting head of Starfleet Intelligence and had been assigned the USS Sovereign (NCC-73811) as her personal flagship, on which she served as the commanding officer prior to the vessel's destruction at Vulcan. (Shatnerverse)

By 2387, Janeway had been promoted to full Admiral and was given command of the Beta Frontier station and sector. (Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR))

Also around this time Janeway and others formed the Star Triangle Advanced Guard to stop unethical missions by covert orginizations like the Tal'Shiar and Section 31 by utilizing state of the art technologies. ("Adventures of STAG")

Chronology

20 May, year unknown
Born in Bloomington, Indiana, on Earth
Early 2360s
Serves as science officer aboard the USS Al-Batani under future Vice Admiral Owen Paris
2363
Serves as commander aboard the USS Billings
2371
Assumes command and becomes captain of USS Voyager; while looking for a Maquis ship in the Badlands, she was hurled to the Delta Quadrant along with her ship and crew
2378
Returns to the Alpha Quadrant after being stranded for 7 years in the Delta Quadrant via the use of a Borg transwarp hub. Shortly thereafter, she is promoted to rear admiral and assigned to Starfleet Command
2379
Orders Captain Jean-Luc Picard to Romulus for a diplomatic meeting with the new Praetor Shinzon
2400
Hosts first meeting of STAG with Jean-Luc Picard
2450
Disappears under mysterious circumstances thought to be the time at which the Council of STAG was formed.

This article uses material from the "Kathryn Janeway" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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