Ian was educated at several schools in Southampton, England, Earth. Although not the brightest of children, he managed to get surprisingly high marks, and his parents enrolled him to the Starfleet Juniors school at age eight.
Ian struggled at Starfleet. Although he did very well in his education, many fellow cadets made fun of his upbringing. In 2380, at age nine, Ian was given an assignment on the USS Titanic as a Lt. Commander. When that ship was destroyed by a black hole in the Gateway System, Ian was given his first command, the USS Batony Bay.
|Main characters of Star Trek: Unity|
|Puto | Lewis | Tina Nuttol | Prax | Jimb'a | Robert Whitfield | Samuel Hawkins | Jono | Amanda Wood | Claire Hayward | Rachel Goodwin | Lisa Coventry | Chelsie Fox | Richard Ford | Becky | Jade | Laura Lee | Jonathan Kent|
|Notable characters & villains|
|Tabok | Borg Emperor | Andras | Rakelli Minion | Ian Phillips | Borg Queen | Chloe Fisher | Colonel Phillip Green|