Starfleet
Starfleet
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Government United Federation of Planets
Type Stellar Navy
Headquarters Starfleet Headquarters, Earth
Purpose Defense, exploration, humanitarian aid, research
Commander Admiral William Teagarden
Flagship USS Enterprise

Starfleet is the Federation agency that is responsible for defense, exploration, and research.

Background

Starfleet was formed when the military forces of the Andorians, Tellarites, United Earth, and Vulcans were transferred to the control of the Federation. As designed Starfleet would serve in the role of a exploration, humanitarian, and peacekeeping armada in the Milky Way Galaxy - exploring unknown territory, defending the Federation and its interests, and making first contact with new worlds on behalf of the Federation. Starfleet was frequently partnered with the Federation Diplomatic Corps in its efforts to represent the Federation in the galaxy, with Starfleet personnel acting as official representatives of the Federation when encountering new cultures.

The Federation President is given direct authority over Starfleet by means of the Federation Charter and will appoint a Commander in Chief to serve as its day to day administrator at Starfleet Command on Earth and a Starfleet Liaison to the Office of the President. Additional Departmental Directors assist with overall management of the multiple divisions of the Fleet. Sector Commanders are then chosen to be the authority over each sector in Federation Space with each base and vessel assigned to those regions reporting directly to this officer.

Starfleet maintains a standing set of General Orders and Regulations that all of its personnel and contractors must follow while serving. The most important of these regulations was the Prime Directive, a specialized order that Starfleet personnel could not interfere in the natural course of evolution of a species.

Components

Starfleet Academy
Starfleet Advanced Technologies
Starfleet Bureau of Information
Starfleet Cartography
Starfleet Command/Headquarters
Starfleet Corps of Engineers
Starfleet Exploratory Division
Starfleet Intelligence
Starfleet Judge Advocate General
Starfleet Materiel Supply Command
Starfleet Medical
Starfleet Operations
Starfleet Orbital Operations
Starfleet Research & Development
Starfleet Scientific Command
Starfleet Security
Starfleet Shipyards Operations
Starfleet Tactical

Personnel

Citizens of any member race of the Federation or its close allies are eligible for Starfleet service upon adulthood. All personnel serving within Starfleet must complete a course of study at Starfleet Academy or one of its satellite campuses established on each member world. Once general courses are completed personnel are assigned to a duty station to begin their careers. Should a crewmember express an interest they may be selected to undergo advanced training in their department.

Traditionally Starfleet facilities have been primarily staffed by representatives of only one Federation member world with roughly 10% of the crew being from other races. In recent years this practice has become less common with increased diversity among the crews of Starfleet installations.

Departments

For more information please see Department.

Command
Members of the Command Department are responsible for the overall direction of the game and its operations. Members of this branch include the Captain and Executive Officer. Players requesting membership in this branch must be directly approved by the Fleet Admiral. Prior experience is recommended to join this division.
Operations
Personnel in the Operations Department are responsible for the technical side of the game and serve in the engineering, flight control, and operations branches. They maintain the ship or station. Prior experience is not required.
Science
Crew in the Science Department are responsible for the exploratory side of the game and serve in the counseling, medical, and science branches. These players man the sensors, study phenomenon, and keep the crew healthy. Prior experience is not required.
Tactical
Those serving in the Tactical Department are responsible for keeping the rest of the crew safe and includes Security, Strategic Operations, and Tactical. They are the soldiers of the group. Prior experience is not required.

Ranks

All Starfleet personnel are inducted into the Starfleet Chain of Command and must advance following a naval rank structure with all Officer candidates graduating with the rank of Ensign and noncommissioned personnel graduating as crewmen. To advance in rank additional training may be required.

Rank Emblem (Sleeve)
Admiral
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Captain
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Commander
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Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant
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Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
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Ensign
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Chief Petty Officer
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Petty Officer
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Cadet/Crewman
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Units

Starbase

Starbases are large, traditionally spaceborne, structures that are used to help maintain Federation Fleets. These structures are used to repair damaged vessels, provide respite to crews, and extend the Federation's reach into the galaxy. Some structures, known as drydocks, are used specifically for the construction and repair of new vessels and are clustered together to form shipyards. Outposts are small supply stations used to complete research and provide limited starship support. Stations are larger outposts that are established to assist with starship support and long term missions. Starbases are massive facilities that are used to extend the Federation's reach, provide colonial defense, and large scale starship support.

Level Type Series
0 Drydock Omicron
0 Drydock Tango
1 Outpost Delta
1 Outpost Sigma
2 Station Pi
2 Station Lambda
3 Starbase Epsilon
3 Starbase Omega

Starship Classes

Federation starships are the workhorses of Starfleet and travel the galaxy to fulfill their mandate to seek out new worlds and explore space. Each Starfleet vessel is a multimission vessel and is capable of a diverse assortment of assignments. Almost every vessel is powered by a Warp Drive based on the technology developed by Zefram Cochrane; however, some have been fitted with more advanced drives that provide for even quicker transit. While their endeavors are meant to be peaceful, Starfleet has outfitted their vessels with enhanced weapons to defend themselves with. Each starship has been fitted with Phaser technology as their base weapon and Torpedoes as their heavy weapon. Due to regulations a Starfleet vessel will not initiate a conflict and will seek a peaceful resolution; however, Federation vessels are more than capable of defending themselves and are dangerous opponents on the battlefield.

Level Type Classic Class Modern Class Specialty Class
0 Runabout Danube Yellowstone
0 Scout Deuagarilla Sea Corzon
0 Courier Zenite Polaris
1 Frigate New Orleans Tolstoy Miranda
1 Destroyer Sabre Ferrus Nova
1 Escort Defiant Redemption Norway
2 Heavy Escort Steamrunner Valiant Constellation
2 Light Cruiser Dauntless Ticonderosa Constitution
2 Cruiser Excelsior Gagarin Olympic
3 Heavy Cruiser Cheyenne Proteus Intrepid
3 Battle Cruiser Prometheus Poseidon Sentinel
3 Command Cruiser Ambassador Vivace Akira
4 Dreadnought Luna Vimy Ridge Nefertari
4 Heavy Dreadnought Nebula Gemini Stargazer
4 Command Dreadnought Galaxy Commonwealth
5 Battleship Vesta Hades
5 Heavy Battleship Sovereign Patriot Premonition
5 Command Battleship Century Barrier Enterprise

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