Commander Hawkins is in charge of the Galaxy Alliance stellar ship S.S. Explorer and commands the Vehicle Voltron. His orders was to find inhabitable planets for the Galaxy Alliance's overpopulated worlds. He and his friend Captain Newley have explored many different planets on several adventures with the Vehicle Force.

Full name James Hawkins Revelations: A Prologue
Based on Ise Shinji from Armored Fleet Dairugger XV

Commander Hawkins at a meeting.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe cartoon continuity

Voice Actor: Peter Cullen

Vehicle Force sub-series

He commands the Explorer and everyone on it, including the Vehicle Force. He works closely with Captain Newley.

Devil's Due Publishing comics continuity

Hawkins collects five military misfits for a top-secret mission. Revelations: A Prologue


  • In the original Armored Fleet Dairugger XIV, Ise Shinji (Commander Hawkins) was ranked Captain and executive officer aboard ship with Admiral Dick Asimov (Captain Newley) as his overall superior officer. The dialogue for the English language Voltron adaptation indicated that Hawkins outranked Newley. However, the animation in several cases gave clear indication of their former ranks. In some scenes, Asimov's lines were given to Hawkins.

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