|DECKER, CAPTAIN WILLARD||
Full Name: Willard Decker
Current Rank: Captain
Current Assignment: Missing in Action
Previous Assignment: Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
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Captain Willard Decker, son of Commodore Matt Decker, was hand-picked by Admiral James T. Kirk to captain the refitted U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in 2269. Prior to his assignment on the Enterprise, he was stationed at Delta IV where he had a romance with a Deltan, Ilia. Decker later reunited with Ilia when she became the Enterprise navigator in 2271.
When Kirk convinced Admiral Nogura to grant him temporary command of the Enterprise to intercept the V'Ger entity, Decker was temporarily downgraded to executive officer with a rank reduction to Commander, something Decker protested "off-the-record."
When V'Ger threatened to destroy Earth unless is "Creator" came to it in person, Decker volunteered to go on behalf of the human race. He merged with V'Ger into a glowing, non-corporeal entity, ending his physical lifespan and presumably evolving into a new lifeform. Captain Decker is officially listed as "missing in action" as of 2271.
2269 Promoted to Captain; began supervising refit of U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
2271 Completed refit of U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
2271 Kirk assumed command of U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 during V'Ger incident; Decker temporarily reduced to Executive Officer, rank Commander. After the V'Ger encounter, Decker was listed as MIA.
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