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Starfleet

Starfleet is the Federation's exploratory, humanitarian, and defensive arm, with tens of thousands of ships, planetary installations, and space stations spread across and outside Federation Space.

Starfleet Command

R-A5.png Fleet Admiral Alynna Nechayev of Earth
, Starfleet Commander-in-Chief (Commander, Starfleet) The Starfleet Commander-in-Chief (sometimes shortened to Commander, Starfleet) is the highest-ranking officer in Starfleet, responsible for the overall command of all of Starfleet's branches and fleets. S/he reports directly to the President of the United Federation of Planets. The Office of the Commander-in-Chief was moved to the Admiralty Building, in St. Petersburg, Russia on Earth, in an effort to decentralize fleet command officers, following the Breen attack on Earth.

Starfleet Operations

R-A5.png Fleet Admiral Sitak of Vulcan, Chief of Starfleet Operations
The Chief of Starfleet Operations is the direct operational commander for Starfleet's fleets, having oversight over the twelve fleet commanders, the Starfleet Auxiliary, and the Starfleet Reserves. S/he is responsible for the allocation of ships between fleets and the other components, fleets' mission and operational assignments, and other oversight functions. The Office of the Chief of Starfleet Operations is located in San Francisco, California on Earth, and takes up the majority of Starfleet Headquarters.

Numbered Fleet

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Fleet Commanders have authority over vast numbers of starships and sectors, though their function is primarily administrative. Rarely is a fleet ever an operational formation, but rather it is an administrative division. Fleet Commanders oversee the myriad of sector commanders, and are based out of the starbases whose numbers correspond to their fleets. Occasionally, they travel on their personal flagships, but this is discouraged.

Sector Group

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Sector Commanders have authority over the stations and vessels in their area of space, and report to the Fleet Commanders. Typically, several sectors in a contiguous area will be assigned to the same fleet, though this is not always the case. For example, Sixth Fleet encompasses exploratory commands, and several border sectors along Romulan and Cardassian space. The First Fleet, conversely, is assigned completely to the Federation's core sectors.

Commander, Task Force <Number>

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Task Force Commanders lead a small number of ships (around a dozen) on exploratory or tactical missions. They report to the sector commander where their task force is based. Commodores and Rear Admirals command smaller groups, and typically do so from a starship, while Vice Admirals command larger groups and typically remain on starbases.

Commander, Starfleet Auxiliary

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The Commander of the Starfleet Auxiliary is responsible for the oversight and disposition of Starfleet's vast auxiliary forces, which includes transports, tankers, certain medical vessels, spacelane patrol vessels, and certain other vessels with specific, non-exploratory and non-tactical missions. These vessels have a small number of Starfleet Officers aboard them, but are primarily crewed by Starfleet Auxiliary and Federation Merchant Marine personnel.

Commander, Starfleet Reserves

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The Commander of the Starfleet Reserves is responsible for the recruitment and training of reservists, along with the disposition of fleet assets such as starships and starbases that have been placed in reserve. This officer coordinates with the Chief of Starfleet Logistics to manage transfers between the various supply depots and the active fleet.

Starfleet Chief of Staff

R-A5.pngFleet Admiral Tholas th'Valrass of Andoria
The Starfleet Chief of Staff is responsible for the oversight of Starfleet's branches, in the same way that the Chief of Starfleet Operations is responsible for its fleets. S/he coordinates the competing needs of the various departments with the Chief of Starfleet Operations, oversees the branch chiefs, and serves as the voice of the various branches to the Department of Starfleet.

Chief of Starfleet Science

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The Chief of Starfleet Science is one of the most influential members of the admiralty, with authority over all of Starfleet's scientific endeavors.

Chief of Starfleet Cartography & Navigation

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The Chief of Starfleet Cartography has oversight over Starfleet Cartography and Navigation, the department responsible for the continual update and distribution of maps to the various starships and starbases in the fleet, as well as recommendations on the most efficient courses, the topography of subspace, and interstellar 'weather' that may effect vessels and stations.

Director of the Starfleet Archive

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Chief of Starfleet Engineering

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Chief of Starfleet Shipyard Operations

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Chief of Starfleet Research and Development

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Head of the Advanced Starship Design Bureau

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Commander, Starfleet Corps of Engineers

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Chief of Starfleet Logistics

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Chief of Starfleet Communications

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Chief of Starfleet Personnel Administration

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Chief of Starfleet Training Command

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Commandant, Starfleet Academy (Earth Campus)

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Commandant, Starfleet Academy (Subsidiary Campuses)

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Commandant, Starfleet Enlisted Training Corps

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Commandant, Starfleet Command School

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Chief of Starfleet Material Supply Command

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Chief of Starfleet Intelligence

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Chief of Starfleet Internal Affairs

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Chief of Starfleet Medical

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Commandant, Starfleet Medical Academy

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Starfleet Surgeon General

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Chief of Starfleet Security

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Chief of Starfleet Terrestrial Defense

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Terrestrial Defense is the branch of Starfleet responsible for the deployment of security officers and enlisted personnel to colonies and other vulnerable areas that lack a local defense force. This branch is relatively large, though it is subservient to Starfleet Security. Those assigned to this branch operate outside the fleet structure, though they coordinate with the local Sector commanders in their defensive missions. Most heavily-populated worlds have their own defense forces, in addition to heavy space defenses, and do not see the members of this branch with any regularity.

Chief of Starfleet Correctional Services

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Chief of Starfleet Special Forces

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The Starfleet Special Forces are a small branch of the fleet, comprised of officers from across Starfleet's various fields, who have received additional training in stealth operations, counter-insurgency, and advanced combat tactics. Units of this branch have wide discretion with the manner in which they accomplish mission objectives, and their own structure. Several Special Forces units have been formed from the élite military units of various military worlds, including the United Earth Marines, the Vulcan Special Forces, the Andorian Imperial Guard, and the Betazoid Commandos. These units retain their traditional ranking schemes, in addition to Starfleet commissions, for reasons of esprit de corps.

Liaison to Member World Defense Forces

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Chief of Starfleet Tactical

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Chief of Starfleet Strategic Operations

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Judge-Advocate General

R-A4.png Admiral T'Lara

Inspector General

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