Star Trek Campaign
Captain of the first Warp 5 ship, the Enterprise.
His father designed the engine of the Enterprise, but sadly never got to see it fly. The Vulcans withdrew knowledge from the humans (which they continue to do), for which Archer has a personal problem with the species.
Born in Upstate New York, however spent most of his time growing up in San Francisco, he had a dream of exploring. He went to Stanford, and played water polo.
While he was a commander in Starfleet, Archer served as a pilot aboard the NX warp trials with A.G. Robinson Duvall and Gardner. The test ships limits being pushed too far, it was obliterated. The Vulcans deemed it recommended that the warp trials be terminated, however Charles Tucker III fixed the ship, and it flew beautifully. Archer was suspended for the act, however it is believed in doing so, he was secured the position of Captain aboard the Enterprise.