Task Force 17
|Task Force 17|
|Area of Responsibility||
Deep Space Operations
Captain James Preston McCallister
Commander Alexandra Sudari-Kravchik
Task Force 17 conducts deep space exploratory and diplomatic missions far beyond Federation borders, in challenging, distant corners of the galaxy such as the Delta and Gamma Quadrants. They are specialists in long-term operations with little support from Starfleet infrastructure.
- Manage the operations of Federation ships far from local space, as well as those isolated in the Delta Quadrant.
- Explore deep space, the Gamma Quadrant, and the Delta Quadrant.
- Monitor major threats to Federation security: The Borg, Dominion, and the Voth.
- Establish peaceful relations with native species.
'To boldly go where no one has gone before.' These legendary words have long been repeated and paraphrased by successive generations of explorers and scientists seeking to fulfil one of the core mandates of the Federation Starfleet’s philosophy, and are etched into the minds of every Starfleet cadet and many Federation citizens. In a time preceded by great galactic strife and conflict, Task Force 17 of the Fourth Fleet seeks to embody those principles once more, as Starfleet recovers from the atrocities and existential threats posed by the Dominion War and the attack on Mars, to once again rediscover its sense of wonderment and exploration, and return to exploring the final frontier.
Armed with the same ethos and mandate that guided the historic Constitution-class vessels and their five-year missions of the twenty-third century, Task Force 17 is committed to exploring the farthest reaches of deep space. With unprecedented access to both the Gamma and Delta Quadrants, Starfleet vessels return to not simply protect citizens and defend against ideological threats, but to seeking out new life and new civilisations, in whatever form they may be and wherever they may reside. To this end, Task Force 17 has dispatched a number of starships, manned by intrepid Starfleet officers from across the Federation and beyond, to make this foray into the unknown.
By nature of the enterprise, Task Force 17 vessels very often find themselves alone, operating far from the vestiges of Federation society or Starfleet support, relying strongly on their guile, character, and one another to survive and flourish, in an uncertain and often inhospitable galaxy of unknowns.
Task Force Assets and Headquarters
Task Force 17 is the least centralised of the Fourth Fleet, consisting of starships regularly dispatched to deep space assignments far from Starfleet infrastructure and often working independently.
The task force headquarters are situated at Guardian Station, in the Barzan Sector.
These are some of the key starships currently assigned to the Task Force: