User:David Giovagnoli/Sandbox/Department of Creative Resources/Structure of Starfleet
- 1 Starfleet
- 1.1 Starfleet Command
- 1.1.1 Starfleet Operations
- 1.1.2 Starfleet Joint Staff
- 184.108.40.206 Starfleet Science
- 220.127.116.11 Starfleet Engineering
- 18.104.22.168 Starfleet Logistics
- 22.214.171.124.1 Starfleet Communications
- 126.96.36.199.2 Starfleet Personnel Administration
- 188.8.131.52.3 Starfleet Training Command
- 184.108.40.206.4 Starfleet Academy (Earth Campus)
- 220.127.116.11.5 Starfleet Enlisted Training Program
- 18.104.22.168.6 Starfleet Command School
- 22.214.171.124.7 Starfleet Material Supply Command
- 126.96.36.199 Starfleet Intelligence
- 188.8.131.52 Starfleet Medical
- 184.108.40.206 Starfleet Security
- 220.127.116.11 Starfleet Tactical
- 18.104.22.168 Judge-Advocate General Corps
- 22.214.171.124 Inspector General Corps
- 1.1 Starfleet Command
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.
Fleet Admiral Alynna Nechayev of Earth
, Starfleet Commander-in-Chief (Commander, Starfleet) Starfleet Command is the office of the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief (sometimes shortened to Commander, Starfleet), who 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 ultimate authority for all decisions relating to the operation of the fleet rests with this department, and thus it has an extensive administrative staff to process reports from the myriad number of vessels, bases, and other units under its jurisdiction.
Fleet Admiral Sitak of Vulcan, Chief of Starfleet Operations
Starfleet Operations is the department of the fleet responsible for the coordination of fleet assets, and 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. Starfleet Operations is located in San Francisco, California on Earth, and takes up the majority of Starfleet Headquarters.
Commander, <Number> Fleet
Numbered Fleets are the largest divisions of Starfleet, composed of approximately 500 ships, spread across dozens of sectors. 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. Currently, there are 20 numbered fleets.
Commander, <Number> Sector
Sector Groups are composed of the ships and starbases operating in any given sector; they are subordinated to fleets. 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 Group <Number>
Task Groups are relatively small formations of ships, encompassing from around a dozen ships for a specific exploratory or tactical missions to several dozen ships with more permanent assignments. 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.
Admiral Grenek of Tellar, Commander, Starfleet Auxiliary
Starfleet Auxiliary includes transports, tankers, certain medical vessels, spacelane patrol vessels, and certain other vessels with specific, non-exploratory and non-tactical missions. It is a very large component of Starfleet, supplying all necessary logistical support to Starfleet's mainline assets. 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
The Starfleet Reserve is made up of both Starfleet Reservists, who are trained to enter the fleet should the need to expand quickly arise, as well as deactivated and stored fleet assets that are capable of being reactivated on short notice. 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 Joint Staff
Fleet Admiral Tholas th'Valrass of Andoria, Starfleet Chief of Staff
The Joint Staff encompasses the rest of Starfleet's departments, ranging from Starfleet Science to Starfleet Tactical. Decisions made by these branches are carried out by assets in Starfleet Operations, though certain branches do have their own starships at their disposal. 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 Defense.
Chief of Starfleet Cartography and Navigation
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.
Starfleet Archival Services
Starfleet Bureau of Information
Director of the Starfleet Bureau of Information
The Starfleet Bureau of Information is responsible for publishing information about cultural, geographical, political, and other information concerning Federation member worlds, foreign worlds, and other environs where Starfleet personnel might find themselves working in or visiting.
Starfleet Shipyard Operations
Starfleet Research and Development
Advanced Starship Design Bureau
Starfleet Corps of Engineers
Starfleet Personnel Administration
Starfleet Training Command
Starfleet Academy (Earth Campus)
Starfleet Academy (Subsidiary Campus)
Starfleet Enlisted Training Program
Starfleet Command School
Starfleet Material Supply Command
[[image:R-A4.png] Chief of Starfleet Intelligence]
Starfleet Internal Affairs
Starfleet Medical Academy
Starfleet Surgeon General's Office
Starfleet Colonial Defense
Chief of Starfleet Colonial Defense
Colonial 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.
Starfleet Correctional Services
Starfleet Special Forces
Chief of Starfleet Special Forces
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.