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Full Name: Robert DeSoto
Species: Human
Gender: male
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Parents: Mirabelle Brodeur (mother)
Hiram DeSoto (father)
Previous Assignment: commanding officer,
USS Hood
Assignment: Director of Postwar Rebuilding Efforts,
Starfleet Command
Rank: Rear Admiral
Insignia: Image:Red_RAdmUp_2373.png‎

Robert DeSoto was a Human male who served in Starfleet in the 24th century.

An early draft of the script for TNG episode: "Tin Man" gives DeSoto's first name as Jonathan.

Robert, the son of Starfleet Captain Mirabelle Brodeur and civilian physician Dr. Hiram DeSoto, attended Starfleet Academy, where he was a member of the Academy Go team, and team captain his junior and senior years. His team won two out of four Federation championships, an accomplishment he continued to take great pride in throughout his career. (VOY - The Brave and the Bold novella: The Third Artifact)

In the late 2320s, DeSoto, then a lieutenant, served with Jean-Luc Picard, and the two became friends. (TNG episode: "Tin Man")

In 2355, he send his condolences to Picard on the destruction of the USS Stargazer. (TNG - The Lost Era novel: The Buried Age)

By 2361, he had reached the rank of Captain, and was commanding officer of the USS Hood. (TNG episodes: "Encounter at Farpoint", "Tin Man")

As of 2371, DeSoto was married, and he and his wife made their home on the Rigel colonies. (VOY - The Brave and the Bold novella: The Third Artifact)

By 2375, he was considered one of the most celebrated captains in Starfleet. (DS9 episode: "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River")

In early 2378, DeSoto was one of several Starfleet officers present at the first official debriefing of Captain Kathryn Janeway after her ship, the USS Voyager returned from the Delta Quadrant. DeSoto was also on the short list of high-ranking officers that may have been involved in the sale of intelligence and technology to the Orion Syndicate. (VOY novel: Homecoming)

Also in 2378, Robert DeSoto was captain of the USS Sovereign, a post he soon relinquished. By 2380 he was again the commanding officer of the Hood. (TNG video game: Bridge Commander, ST novel: Articles of the Federation) Following the destruction of the Borg Collective and the mayhem that resulted, DeSoto was promoted to Admiral and assigned to the position of Director of Postwar Rebuilding Efforts following Jean-Luc Picard turning down the posting. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)

DeSoto maintained an interest in the field of exobiology. (ST:CCG expansion: "All Good Things")

Starfleet service record

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
Unestablished Unestablished late 2320s Lieutenant Assignment badge. Shoulder strap rank insignia.
USS Hood Commanding officer 2361 - 2378 Captain Assignment badge. Collar rank.
USS Sovereign Commanding officer 2378 Assignment badge. Collar rank.
USS Hood Commanding officer 2378 - 2381
Unestablished Director of postwar
rebuilding efforts
2381 - Rear Admiral Image:Red_RAdmUp_2373.png‎
An issue of DC Comics suggested that DeSoto had been killed at the Battle of Wolf 359, though this data point was dismissed by subsequent stories.

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USS Hood personnel
USS Hood (NCC-1703) Ankee • J. Banks • G. Barton • K. Chin • L. CraigK. Dodge • D'Uberville • EllisKyle • J. Martinez • Morax • S. M'Ress • Oxley • A. Paultic • H. RevereM. Rousseau • Simmons • Stuart • Tavi • G. Vedra • Umba • P. Yudrin Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
USS Hood (NCC-42296) Abrams • Brian • Buonfiglio • Consuela • T. CzierniewskiM. DayritR. DeSoto • R. Green • E. HayatB. HsuJ. KojimaG. La ForgeLedBetter • Flad Orzon • W.T. RikerTuvokD. VoyskunskyL. Weiss

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ST Expanded

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Captain Robert DeSoto was a Starfleet officer in the late 24th century. One of the more famous captains, he was the commanding officer of the USS Hood in 2361. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")


USS Baldwin

In USS Baldwin, Robert DeSoto served on the Hood until 2373, and subsequently took command of the new USS Edmund Fitzgerald.

Upon the start of the Dominion War, DeSoto commanded the Hood on a patrol of the Federation-Cardassian border. Hood came under attack and was seriously damaged. USS Baldwin responded and escorted Hood back to Federation Territory. ((USS Baldwin: "The Find") Captain DeSoto was subsequently given command of the new USS Edmund Fitzgerald and was made the field commander of the Fifth Fleet. DeSoto took his second officer from Hood, Kelly Petrelli, as his new XO and passed command of Hood to his previous XO, James Trafficant. (USS Baldwin: "Wartime Productions").

In late 2375, DeSoto relayed to USS Baldwin captain Patrick Ingrum instructions to have him send USS Ticonderoga to the Briar Patch with a set of diplomatic envoy to begin relations with the Ba'ku, and an engineering crew for field installation of a warp core for the USS Enterprise-E (USS Baldwin: "Only the Young")

Star Trek: Swiftfire

In Star Trek: Swiftfire, DeSoto had risen to the rank of Rear Admiral by early 2374 and was no longer in command of the USS Hood. During the Battle of Guyra he commanded the 3rd Tactical Wing from the bridge of the USS Excelsior.

After the Guyra IV moonbase's engines were initiated DeSoto suffered ruptured ear drums when the Excelsior was heavily damaged. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Over the Horizon")


In a early version of the USS Baldwin story "The Find", the Hood was so severely damaged, Baldwin had to torpedo Hood, leading to DeSoto being given command of the USS Edmund Fitzgerald. After later appearances in DS9, the story was rewritten to salvage the ship, but DeSoto's reassignment, and the Edmund Fitzgerald, were kept.

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