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Full Name: Robert Wesley
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
Children: Katie Wesley
Occupation: Federation Starfleet officer
Previous Assignment: commanding officer, USS Lexington
Assignment: Governor of Mantilles
Rank: commodore
Insignia: Image:Yel Comm 2266.png
Office Held: Governor of Mantilles
In Office: 2269-
Home Member State: Mantilles

Robert "Bob" Wesley was a much respected Starfleet officer who served during the 23rd century. Wesley also had a distinguished political career as governor of Mantilles.

He attended Starfleet Academy, graduating in the late 2230s. By 2246 he was assigned as helmsman of the USS Aldrin under Captain Kamnach. That year, when first officer Christopher Pike attempted to relieve Kamnach of duty, Wesley refused to yield control of the helm. He was ultimately forced to do so by science officer Renkova. Following the incident, Wesley invited Renkova to dinner. (TOS novel: Burning Dreams)

Although the character was only referred to as Wesley during the story, it was later confirmed by Keith R.A. DeCandido and Margaret Wander Bonanno as being Robert Wesley.

By 2264, Wesley had attained the rank of commodore and had assumed command of the USS Lexington after Captain Mark Rousseau retired. As a starship commander, Wesley had earned the reputation of wanting the best team working for him, and often used his charm to woo other officers to work under his command. (TOS novels: The Better Man, The Disinherited)

In 2267, Wesley was ordered to try and establish communications with the Xaridians of the Xaridian system. Previous attempts to communicate with them had failed, but Lieutenant Nyota Uhura of the USS Enterprise was assigned to help him. Together the two were able to establish relations with the Xaridians and Wesley tried to persuade Uhura to remain aboard the Lexington, but she decided her home was aboard the Enterprise. (TOS novel: The Disinherited)

In 2268, Commodore Wesley was called to attend a secret meeting along with Aaron Stone, Phil Waterston, Nick Silver, and José Mendez, by Captain Kirk to discuss the activities of Section 31. (TOS - Section 31 novel: Cloak)

Sometime prior to 2269, Wesley retired from Starfleet and settled into civilian life on Mantilles. He was so respected by the local people that he was elected governor shortly after. A few months into his governorship, Mantilles faced destruction from a cloud-like entity that was heading straight for them. Fortunately his old friend, James T. Kirk, and the Enterprise were able to solve the crisis and save Mantilles. (TAS episode: "One of Our Planets is Missing")

Not long after this crisis, Wesley returned to Starfleet, and was once again in command of the Lexington when that vessel responded to a distress call from the USS Lovell in the Delta Triangle region. (SCE eBook: Where Time Stands Still)

As of 2270, Wesley and the Lexington were assigned to Sector 90.4 to defend the planet Gateway and the Guardian of Forever located on the planets surface. Shortly after, the Lexington crew, with assistance from Captain Kirk and the Enterprise, fought off a Romulan attack on Gateway, led by Commander Tal. (TOS - The Yesterday Saga novel: Yesterday's Son)

In 2293, Wesley attended James T. Kirk's memorial service that was held in the grounds of Starfleet Academy. When speaking of his departed friend, he branded him a "true hero". (TOS - Crucible novel: The Fire and the Rose)

Partial Starfleet service record

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
Starfleet Academy student officer 2330s cadet Assignment patch. Uniform sleeve.
USS Aldrin helmsman 2246 junior officer Sleeve rank
USS Constitution (NCC-1700) commanding officer 2260s commodore Assignment patch. Sleeve rank.
USS Lexington (NCC-1709) 2268 Assignment patch.


USS Aldrin personnel
USS Aldrin
(23rd century)
BanarjeeChee Wee ChuaFlowersHanleyKamnachChas. PikeChris. PikeRenkovaWesley Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
USS Aldrin
BalbuenaChan PakchuLorCuirleDeBaccoJanzenMattacksMelnykOrdoñezSchechterShimuraSoletaSookdeoT'a'a'y'rTobiasWheelerWorf
USS Constitution personnel
USS Constitution (22nd century) La Forge USS Constitution assignment insignia.
Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
USS Constitution (prototype) AugenthalerBanksBartonBorrikCarvajalChafinFerrisJ. GaynorHerzogA. HirotaA. JankowskiW.M. JefferiesJ.T. KirkLidellR. LikinsLivingstoneD. LynchMasefieldL.H. McCoyMedinaG. MitchellParkPolcovichRawitzerRebouletTomberlinC. VelasquezP. WaterstonR. WesleyWootenZuletaunnamed personnel
USS Constitution (Galaxy-class) J. van OsterlichSolackT. Soya • B. Spencer
USS Lexington personnel
USS Lexington (NCC-1709) J. Baila • Berriman • P. Coss • Garth of Izar • Ito • T. IvariL. KelsoW.C. PerinalM. Rousseau • W. Samuels • D. SinclairC. StuartN. UhuraR. Wesley Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
USS Lexington (NCC-14427) Declan KeoghManojlovichRosita Pérez
USS Lexington (NCC-61832) T. AllenbyH. AndersonAntonacciAudreyG. Ben ZomaBowdrenT. CadwalladerS. CarsonCavanaughJ. CoxEberlingFornnelGainesF. GallowayGriscomHalprinHasegawaG. JensonP. JosephKumagaiLeffE. LenseR. MithraMoytulixPridemoreRodgersSorianoJ. TurnerTwistekeyMan-Fai WanWilhoite
USS Lexington (Steamrunner-class) A. Jago

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In 2268, Commodore Robert Wesley commanded the USS Lexington (NCC-1709) during the ill-fated M-5 war game test trials. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")


Fan fiction continuities

Star Trek: Avenger continuity

Wesley, as a captain, was commanding officer of the USS Avenger during the Four Years' War.

Star Trek: Lexington

Promoted to Commodore in 2265, Robert Wesley took command of the USS Lexington after having commanded the Saladin-class destroyer USS Ajax. Assigned to the Typhon sector, Wesley and the Lexington, while investigating the disappearance of the scout-ship Voltaire near a nebula, was attacked by the Klingon battlecruiser K'Mar. Vanishing along with four other crewmembers in a brilliant white light, Wesley, along with the other missing crew, found themselves on an unknown planet resembling late Cretaceous/early Paleocene Earth.

Early life

At age ten, Robert Wesley, finally growing tired of being picked on by the neighborhood bully, Chucky Ransom, challenged the older and heavier boy to a fight at school. Afterwards, Wesley's father expressed his disappointment in his son, not for defending himself, but rather because Robert had issued the challenge. Admonishing his son, Wesley's father told him that he had given the bully exactly what he had wanted: he got to beat Robert up without having to take the blame for starting the fight. Wesley's father further admonished his son, advising him that a wise man knows when to fight and when not and always maintains control over his temper. Following their talk, Wesley's father took him to a gym where he gave Robert his first boxing lesson. (Downtime)

Starfleet Academy

Excelling in athletics, Wesley won the Academy Boxing Championships during his senior year.

USS Lexington


While investigating the disappearance of the scout-craft Voltaire, Wesley and four of his crew found themselves stranded on an unknown planet while the Lexington lay adrift in a nebula, facing the Klingon battlecruiser K'Mar in similar straits that earlier attacked the Lexington. ("Meet the Lady")


Defeated Captain James T. Kirk by knockout in a boxing match. (Square Circle)

Family and personal life

  • First wife: Virginia

Robert and Virginia were married to each other for over 25 years, having met while Robert was still a cadet. As of 2265, they had one daughter, Katie, age 13. Virginia was a professor of literature at the University of North Carolina and an amateur gardener and astronomer. Following their mutually agreed upon divorce in 2270, the pair retain a fond friendship for each other.

Wesley's second wife served under him on the USS Lexington as helmsman from 2265 through 2270. Following his divorce from his first wife, Virginia, in 2270, Wesley and then Lieutenant Bathory's relationship, already one of comradeship and friendship with an undercurrent of something more, became much deeper until the couple married in 2273. Through Aliz, Wesley was the father of three children: Michael, Elizabeth, and Anna.

In 2325, Robert Wesley died peacefully in bed at the age of 105, having lived a rich, full life.


  • First marriage to Virginia with a teenage daughter, Katie.
  • Second marriage to Aliz Bathory with three children: Michael, Elizabeth, and Anna.
  • Friendship with James Kirk

Memorable quotes

“Some of the best officers I’ve known could be described as stubborn and willful. One of them at least…” he quipped, “…commands a starship of his own. I like an officer with fire in the belly.”

–Robert Wesley speaking with Alexei Kuznetsov about Aliz Bathory

“I know this isn’t probably how you pictured your first away mission to be like, Jennifer, but we’re all going to have to rely on each other if we’re going to survive. It’s ok to feel fear—I’d worry about you if you didn’t.” He said, eliciting a shaky grin from the young woman, “But you don’t want to let that fear take you over.”

–Commodore Wesley rallying a shaken Ensign Jennifer Watley ("Meet the Lady")

Tales of the Seventh Fleet continuity

The USS Avenger, under the command of Capt. Robert Wesley, escorts the Independence-class freighter USS Justice to the Beta Miranda system. The Justice carries a refugee population from the devastated world of New Beginnings. Unable to return home, the refugees settle on the fifth planet and began assimilating the extant colonists. A few colonists resisted the intrusion, and formed a faction against the New Beginners, leading to the "Beginners’ War." The Justice remained on station around Beta Miranda V as the only Starfleet asset, unable to intervene in the civil war, as all other Federation ships are deployed in actions against the Klingons or in support of those actions (Tales of the Seventh Fleet: "Doing Justice to the Name: Part One").

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