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|Task Force Enterprise|
|The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E), flagship of Task Force Enterprise|
|Station Frontier, home base of Task Force Enterprise|
The other field-based major unit in the Vanguard Command is Task Force Enterprise. It is composed of thirty (30) standard-design starships specifically tasked to provide autonomous capability for full execution of Federation defensive, cultural, scientific, and exploration policy in deep space or border territory, to provide multi-mission mobile platforms for a wide range of scientific and exploration research projects, to serve as frontline support during emergencies and platforms for the extension of Federation diplomacy and policy, and provide mobile platforms for testing and implementation of mission-specific or new technology of any kind.
Task Force Enterprise is led by the exploration flagship of Starfleet, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E). The Enterprise-E was assigned to this task force right after her former Commanding Officer, then Commodore Jean-Luc Picard accepted the transfer to the USS Invincible. Vanguard Command Flag Officer-in-Command, Fleet Admiral Maximus Hunter, promptly made the Enterprise-E as his flagship in non-combat missions. Hunter then recruited Tryla Scott, promoted her to the rank of Commodore, and designated her Commanding Officer of the Enterprise-E, as well as Deputy Flag Officer-in-Command of Task Force Enterprise, responsible for commanding the task force in his absence.
Task force complement
Task Force Enterprise is composed of thirty exploration-oriented Federation starships, namely:
- One (1) Sovereign-class Deep Space Heavy Explorer, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
- Two (2) Galaxy-class Heavy Explorers
- Three (3) Luna-class Explorers, one of which is the USS Titan
- Four (4) Nebula-class Explorers
- Six (6) Norway-class Science & Diplomacy Cruisers
- Six (6) Intrepid-class Light Explorers
- Eight (8) Nova-class Science Frigates
Task Force Enterprise also has Station Frontier as its home port.
The individual starships under Task Force Enterprise are regularly deployed out of Station Frontier for a standard period of six-month missions to any point beyond the "Frontier" borders. After each mission, they return to base for at least two weeks to allow their crews time for shore leave and for needed repairs, resupplies, refits and upgrades. Although it is officially designated as a separate and distinct task force, Task Force Enterprise only travels in full formation during Condition Red situations. In Condition Yellow situations, they travel in groups of three. In Condition Green situations, they travel individually. Under Conditions Yellow and Green, Hunter is on Station Frontier or on Task Force Ticonderoga, or on Task Force Invincible.
Although only the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) is the only starship in the task force with a Quantum Slipstream Drive, because of the size of the slipstream tunnel produced by the flagship, the rest of the task force can travel with it at slipstream speed in tight formation.