Chief Engineer, U.S.S. Enterprise
Place of Birth: 2335
African Confederation, Earth
LaForge's father, Dr. Edward LaForge, is a Starfleet exobiologist. His mother, Captain Silva LaForge, is
commanding officer of the U.S.S. Hera NCC-62006. LaForge was born blind.
At the age of five he was caught in a fire. Soon after that incident, he
received a prosthetic device called a V.I.S.O.R. which sends visual
signals directly to his brain. In 2371 he received electronic ocular
implants and discontinued use of the V.I.S.O.R. The implants provide the
same function as the V.I.S.O.R., while giving him a more
"normal" appearance, with less pain. Due to both of his parents
being in Starfleet, he moved around a lot while growing up. He has a
strong ability with languages because of this. In 2370, the U.S.S. Hera
and his mother were declared lost.
Zefram Cochrane High School.
2353-2357 Attended Starfleet
2358 Served as shuttle pilot on the Jovian Run.
to U.S.S. Victory NCC-9754, Ensign
2363 Promoted to Lieutenant
2364 Posted to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Lieutenant j.g.,
2365 Promoted to Lieutenant, Chief Engineer.
Promoted to Lt. Commander.
2371 U.S.S. Enterpise NCC-1701-D was
destroyed at Veridian III.
2372 Posted to Sovereign-class U.S.S.
2373 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E succeeded in
stopping the Borg's temporal incursion. Assisted in rebuilding Zefram
Cochrane's warp ship, The Phoenix.
Geordi LaForge was first seen in "Encounter at Farpoint" (TNG).