The logistical needs of the Vanguard Fleet and its task force formations are primarily provided by Task Force Provider. It is responsible for the delivery of critical starship and station parts, cargo, passengers, and medical supplies from the major Federation supply depots to the different starbases and space stations of Vanguard Command. It is led by the Hope-class Medical Cruiser USS Provider.
Officially, Task Force Provider is under the overall command of Captain Beverly Crusher, MD, she being the Commanding Officer of the USS Provider. However, since she also holds the concurrent position of Chief Medical Officer of the Invincible-class Fleet Carrier-Battleship USS Invincible and spends majority of her time there, operational command of the task force falls on the shoulders of her Executive Officer, Commander Lance McCoy
Task Force ComplementEdit
Task Force Provider is composed of twenty-four (24) starships, namely:
- One (1) Hope-class Medical Cruiser, the USS Provider
- Five (5) Ambassador III-class Supply Cruisers
- Six (6) Nova-class Survey Frigates
- Six (6) Overfield-class Heavy Freighters
- Six (6) Deneva-class Transports
Task Force Provider has Station Frontier as its primary base of operations.