Richard Victor Masterson is the Son of Captain Richard V. Masterson, former Captain of the U.S.S. Republic NCC-1371.
Due to a Temporal displacement Captain Masterson emerged from a Wormhole to the Year 2370. Being 162 years out of their own time, most of the crew of the U.S.S. Republic retired.
Captain Masterson met his wife Mirial in 2371 and their son Richard Victor Masterson was born in 2374. At the Age of 32, "Rich" as he was called by his father, entered into Star Fleet Academy.
During this turbulant time, Rich caught the eye of qutie a few officers, one being Captain Masc Taggart. On the eve of their training cruise he was informed that he was being assigned as first officer for the journey.
Rich was instrumental in helping the Aries survive an ambush and reluctantly obeyed his Captain's orders to lock on and fire on his combadge. This saved over 200 lives and Rich indeed earned his nickname of "Number One" as Captain Taggart called him.
--- Commanding Officer Logs --- Ship: U.S.S. Aries NCC - 97451 Class: Soyus Variant Rank: Leiutenant Position: Commanding Officer Status: Destroyed 37420.5
Ship: U.S.S. Republic NCC - 170031 Class: Constitution Refit Rank: Leiutenant Commander Position: Commanding Officer Status: Descomissioned 39421.5
Ship: U.S.S. Republic NCC - 170031 Alpha Class: Nebula Rank: Commander Position: Commanding Officer Status: Destroyed 40220.7
Ship: U.S.S. Republic NCC - 170031 Beta Class: Galaxy Rank: Captain Position: Commanding Officer Status: Destroyed by Borg 41259.5
Ship: Republic II NX - 170013 Class: Presidio Rank: Rear Admiral - Fleet Admiral Position: Commanding Officer, Fleet Commander Status: In Service