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For the mirror universe counterpart, please see Starfleet Command (mirror).
For the computer game, please see Star Trek: Starfleet Command.

Starfleet Command, Space Central, Space Command or Spacefleet Command, was the operating authority of Starfleet, the exploratory, scientific, and military department of United Earth before being integrated into the United Federation of Planets in 2161. The organization's primary management center was located at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco, Earth. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost"; VOY: "Endgame")

History

During the 22nd century and through the 23rd century, Starfleet Command was under the jurisdiction of the UESPA, notably during Captain James T. Kirk's era.

Pre-Federation

Starfleet logo, 22nd century

Assignment patch for Starfleet Command in the 22nd century

Starfleet headquarters 2150s

Starfleet Command of the Starfleet in the 2150s

Earth starfleet command grounds

Starfleet Command seen from orbit

In 2151, Enterprise NX-01 Captain Jonathan Archer met with Admiral Maxwell Forrest, Admiral Daniel Leonard, Commander Williams, and other Human and Vulcan officials at Starfleet Command to decide how to proceed with delivering the wounded Klingon Klaang back to Qo'noS. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

In 2152, Archer was forced to return to Starfleet Command in order to decide how to proceed after Enterprise apparently destroyed the Paraagan II mining colony. (ENT: "Shockwave")

That same year, Malcolm Reed, under the influence of mind-altering radiation from a trinary star system, threatened to go to Starfleet Command if he could not get Captain Archer interested in approving his tactical alert protocol and other recommended changes to security procedures. (ENT: "Singularity")

In March of 2153, Forrest and Williams used Starfleet Command to coordinate the response to the crisis caused by re-activated Borg drones. (ENT: "Regeneration")

Later that month, Enterprise was recalled after the Xindi attack on Earth, and Archer went to Starfleet Command to discuss the attack, plan a response, and gain clearance to search for the Xindi weapon. (ENT: "The Expanse")

After destroying the Xindi weapon in February of 2154, Archer was debriefed by Forrest, Soval, and Williams about his actions in the Delphic Expanse at Starfleet Command. (ENT: "Home")

During shore leave later that year, Archer visited Starfleet Command again. (ENT: "Affliction")

Starfleet Command also housed a prison facility in the 22nd century. Arik Soong was incarcerated here for stealing Augment embryos from Cold Station 12. (ENT: "Borderland")

Starfleet Command was also host to the conference Nathan Samuels conducted to form the Coalition of Planets. The xenophobic organization Terra Prime planned to destroy the complex with a blast from the hijacked verteron array on Mars. The leader of Terra Prime, John Frederick Paxton, managed to fire the array after Archer, Malcolm Reed, Travis Mayweather, and Phlox launched a raid. However, thanks to sabotage by Enterprise chief engineer Charles Tucker III, the blast was redirected into San Francisco Bay. After the crisis passed, the conference resumed. (ENT: "Demons", "Terra Prime")

After the signing of the Federation Charter in 2161, it could be assumed that the United Earth Starfleet Command was either dissolved, absorbed into, or became the Federation incarnation of Starfleet Command that regulated the Federation Starfleet.

Federation

Starfleet Command signage logo, 2360s

Insignia used on starships and starbases in the mid-24th century

Starfleet Command was overseen by the Federation Council and run by a chief of staff, a position held by Admiral Jonathan Archer in the late-22nd century.

Besides the fleet, Starfleet Command also oversaw the various other branches of Starfleet.

Because of the time delays involved in many subspace communications, Starfleet Command also included a network of administrative and support outposts known as starbases throughout the Federation. Starfleet's starships operated out of these starbases under the supervision of various admirals, the senior officers of the fleet.

In 2286, Starfleet Command, along with the rest of Earth, was threatened by the Whale Probe until Admiral Kirk and the crew of the late starship USS Enterprise stole a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, which was renamed HMS Bounty by Doctor Leonard McCoy. Kirk and his crew brought aboard a pair of Humpback whales called George and Gracie. These whales were the prized attraction of the Cetacean Institute in Sausalito, California. Also brought aboard was marine biologist Gillian Taylor, an employee of the institute in 1986. Kirk brought his new passengers back to 2286, at which point the whales communicated with the probe; it presumably returned to its place of origin.

Starfleet command, 2364

Starfleet Command under the influence of neural parasites in 2364

By 2364, Starfleet Command had been infiltrated by parasitic being aliens, who had physically taken control of the bodies of several high-ranking Starfleet officials, including Admirals Gregory Quinn, Aaron, and Savar. The parasitic mother creature resided in the body of Lieutenant Commander Dexter Remmick. The aliens were prevented from taking over Starfleet Command by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Commander William T. Riker of the USS Enterprise-D, who, by destroying the mother creature, killed all alien parasites on the planet. (TNG: "Conspiracy")

In 2369, while under the telepathic influence of a Saltah'na energy sphere, Kira Nerys suggested that Jadzia Dax might talk to Starfleet Command about Benjamin Sisko's handling of a Valerian transport docked at Deep Space 9 which Kira believed was transporting weapons-grade dolamide. (DS9: "Dramatis Personae")

In late 2373, Starfleet Command made a decision that would change the Federation forever. They agreed with Benjamin Sisko that no more Dominion ships could be allowed into the Alpha Quadrant. The mining of the Bajoran wormhole became the catalyst of the Dominion War. (DS9: "Call to Arms")

In 2374, Starfleet Command approved of Sisko's radical plan to bring the Romulan Star Empire into the Dominion War. (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")

Later that year, Starfleet Command honored Captain Sisko with the Christopher Pike Medal of Valor for his planning and successful operation retaking Deep Space 9. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")

After Captain Sisko contacted Starfleet Command about Section 31, Starfleet Command did not acknowledge its existence, but did not deny it, either. Sisko was informed by Starfleet Command that they would look into it. The Starfleet Command investigation into Section 31 was later shelved. (DS9: "Inquisition", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")

The order to quarantine a ship or station came from Starfleet Command. (TNG: "Unnatural Selection")

In the alternate reality, Starfleet Command included an Office of Special Plans. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Starfleet Command was named by Gene L. Coon. (AT: "Despite Yourself") The terms "Starfleet" and "Starfleet Command" were first used in TOS: "Court Martial". Prior to this, in terms of air date, those names debuted in "The Menagerie, Part I", though the terms "Star Service" and "Spacefleet Command" were later used in "The Conscience of the King" and "The Squire of Gothos" respectively, prior to the initial airing of "Court Martial". Another early variant of the organization's name was "Space Central" in "Miri", which preceded all those episodes in both airing and production order. In the final draft script of "Court Martial", the organization was instead named "Galactic Command".

Personnel

22nd century

  • R. Berman (Enterprise NX-01 and Columbia NX-02 dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Bormanis (Enterprise (NX-01) dedication plaque personnel)
  • B. Braga (Enterprise (NX-01) and Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • M. Coto (Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • F. Decker (Enterprise (NX-01), dedication plaque personnel)
  • J.P. Farrell (Enterprise (NX-01) and Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • M. Howard (Enterprise (NX-01) and Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Jacque-Metton (Enterprise (NX-01) dedication plaque personnel)
  • M. Jacque-Metton (Enterprise (NX-01) dedication plaque personnel)
  • P. Lauritson (Enterprise (NX-01) and Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • T. Matalas (Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • D. Mirabello (Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • S. Rissmiller (Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • D. Rooney (Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • D. Rossi (Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Stella (Enterprise (NX-01) dedication plaque personnel)
  • P. Strong (Enterprise (NX-01) dedication plaque personnel)
  • M. Sussman (Enterprise (NX-01) dedication plaque personnel)
  • D. Velazquez (Enterprise (NX-01) and Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • S. Welke (Enterprise (NX-01) and Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)
  • B. Yacobian (Columbia (NX-02) dedication plaque personnel)

23rd century

  • J. Alexander (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • C. Audrey (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Baiers (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • J. Beattie (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • G. Berg (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • Rick K. Berman (USS Enterprise-B dedication plaque personnel)
  • K. Beyer (USS Shenzhou, USS Enterprise, and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • S. Cochran (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Coleite (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Colville (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • J. Duff (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • D. Dworkin (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • B. Fuller (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Goldsman (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Harberts (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • R. Johnson (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • H. Kadin (USS Shenzhou, USS Enterprise, and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • B. Kim (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • B.Y. Kim (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. Kurtzman (USS Shenzhou, USS Enterprise, and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • Peter Lauritson (USS Enterprise-B dedication plaque personnel)
  • E. Lippoldt (USS Shenzhou, USS Enterprise, and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • J. Lumet (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • A. McElroy (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • J. Menosky (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • N. Meyer (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • O. Osunsanmi (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • M. Paradise (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • K. Powers (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • T. Pretak (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • G. Roddenberry (USS Enterprise-B dedication plaque personnel)
  • E. Sampson (USS Enterprise dedication plaque personnel)
  • F. Siracusa (USS Shenzhou, USS Enterprise, and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • T. Sullivan (USS Shenzhou, USS Enterprise, and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • C. Sweeny (USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • J. Weber (USS Shenzhou, USS Enterprise, and USS Discovery dedication plaque personnel)
  • Bernie Williams (USS Enterprise-B dedication plaque personnel)

24th century

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