Wesley lost his father at a young age and was raised alone by his mother, Beverly Crusher. Both of his parents had been acquainted with Captain Picard long before Wesley came aboard the Enterprise. Extremely intelligent and dedicated, Wesley eventually gains a field commission of Ensign before leaving to attend Starfleet Academy.
The widowed Doctor Crusher juggles the responsibilities of raising her son alone while also serving as Enterprise's Chief Medical Officer. Crusher, along with her later husband, had been acquainted with Captain Picard long before joining its crew.
Born in La Barre, France, Picard is captain of the Federation flagship with a strong interest in archaeology.