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Vanguard Fleet
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Tenth Fleet




Federation, Starfleet



Part of:

Vanguard Command


Station Frontier


"Remember that bravery is not the lack of fear but the ability to move forward in spite of fear."


Current Commander:

Fleet Admiral Maximus Hunter

Notable Commanders:

Vice Admiral John Blackbull
Rear Admiral Jean-Luc Picard
Rear Admiral James T. Kirk
Rear Admiral Benjamin Sisko
Rear Admiral William T. Riker
Rear Admiral Kathryn Janeway
Rear Admiral Mackenzie Calhoun
Rear Admiral Robert DeSoto
Rear Admiral Razal Gibran
Commodore Tryla Scott


USS Invincible

Task Force Invincible
Task Force Invincible, primary task force of the Vanguard Fleet

The mainstay of Vanguard Command is the Vanguard Fleet. It is also known by its official name: the Tenth Fleet. It is composed of over four-hundred fifty (450) combat-equipped Federation starships, plus about dozens of other science and supply starships, all specifically tasked to defend Federation territory in that front of known space, whether from the Borg, the Dominion, the Furies, or any other major galactic threat which may want to enter Federation space from that area, as well as explore and initiate Vanguard universe together with the command’s thirty (30) exploratory starship complement to any spacefaring civilization that they may come across in the adjacent uncharted space. Vanguard Fleet is under the direct command of Fleet Admiral Maximus Hunter, who also serves as Flag Officer-in-Command of Vanguard Command and Task Force Enterprise. Vice Admiral John Blackbull serves as the Deputy Flag Officer-in-Command of the fleet.

Task force formations

The Vanguard Fleet is divided into seven task forces, namely:

Other task forces

The Vanguard Fleet has three other task forces, each with specific missions:

Secondary flagships

The three Dauntless-class Command Battleships of the Fleet, the USS Viceroy, USS Regent and USS Shogun, as well as the three Suzerain-class Fleet Carriers of the fleet, the USS Dauntless, USS Paladin and USS Belligerent, can serve as secondary flagships of the Fleet whenever the Invincible-class is sent out on solitary special missions. All six capital ships also have full flag facilities and are the only ones in the Fleet outside of the USS Invincible equipped with a Quantum Slipstream Drive.

Flag and line officers of the Vanguard Fleet

The following are the ranking flag officers and line officers of the Vanguard Fleet:

Task force commanders

Task force seconds-in-command

Task force fleet captains


The starships of the Vanguard Fleet are regularly deployed out of their respective home ports for three-month missions to any point beyond the "Frontier" borders. After each three-month mission, they return to base for at least two weeks to allow its crews time for shore leave and for needed repairs, resupplies, refits and upgrades to the starships.

Before deployment, the officers and crew of each starship had been drilled on tactical movements that were specifically designed by Admiral Hunter for high alert scenarios.

In each formation type, the starships were trained to follow a series of defensive patterns when engaged in combat that would allow the ships of each formation to augment each other’s firepower while at the same time strengthening each other’s shields.

Condition Green

At Condition Green, the task forces are divided into permanent squadrons of three starships composed of one lead ship and two escort ships. Each task force has at least 15 squadrons in all, excluding one Rhode Island-class Battle Cruiser and the six Steamrunner-class Medium Cruisers, or six Katana-class Destroyers serving as interdictors. Each squadron was to undertake missions of exploration and diplomacy for a duration of 3 months, taking a circuitous route across one or more sectors, starting from and ending at their respective task force's home port. After each three-month mission, it returns to base for at least two weeks to allow its crews time for shore leave and for needed repairs, resupplies, refits and upgrades to the starships.

While one escort ship augments the research and exploration abilities of the lead ship, the other escort ship augments the combat abilities of the lead ship if they are engaged in battle.

Condition Yellow

At Condition Yellow, the task force is reformed into four mission groups, which still primarily undertake missions of exploration and diplomacy when Vanguard Command is on high alert, or when a particular mission group is traveling across more hostile sectors. To easily form these mission groups, squadrons under each mission group operate in sectors that are near each other. Each mission group is composed of 12 starships. Each mission group operate separately but in close coordination with one another

In situations where there is a need to deploy a group of starships larger than a squadron but the security situation in the area does not merit a declaration of Condition Yellow, the Rhode Island-class Battle Cruiser and the six Steamrunner-class Medium Cruisers / six Katana-class Destroyers are deployed as a battle group to the situation. Together, they are called “The Wolf Pack.” Each task force has a Wolf Pack. The Wolf Pack is only formed for short a duration. Once their mission has been concluded, the seven ships return to their solo missions patrolling Alliance territory.

Condition Red

At Condition Red-1, each task force is reformed into only two strike groups and operate specifically to undertake tactical missions in defense of Starbase 185.

Strike Group One is composed of the smaller half of the whole task force and led by the primary flagship. Strike Group Two is composed of the bigger half of the task force, led by the secondary flagship of the task force, usually a Sovereign-class Battle Cruiser.

The Rhode Island-class Battle Cruiser of the task force remains detached and does not appear until its part in the battle plan takes place.

During Condition Red-2 the whole ask force operates as one unit with the sole purpose of engaging an enemy fleet in battle.