Gender: Male
Species: Human
Affiliation: Starfleet
Rank: Captain
Occupation: Captain of the USS Cochrane
Status: Active

Captain Joseph Saunders is the Current commanding officer of the USS Cochrane-A (NCC-2063-A). On stardate: 57355.9, the USS Cochrane was involved in a battle with the Tzenkethi. Over half the ship's crew was killed off including the captain. Following this crisis, he was put in command of the Sovereign class USS Cochrane-A.