Gamma Exploration Command

Over a decade after the most devastating attack on Federation soil since the Dominion War, Starfleet has changed. Gone are the carefree days of scientific exploration and diplomatic overtures. Instead, the Federation has sealed its borders and limits contact with those beyond them, its mighty fleet aggressively protects vast swathes of territory from threats both internal and external. With a focus on developing Starfleet into a stronger military presence, technological advancements have significantly enhanced the operational capacity of vessels that are long past their usual hull life.

But there is a longing inside every Starfleet officer; a yearning to be out among the stars and exploring the cosmos. For the first time since 2385, a petition to open a new front of exploration is considered by the Federation Council. Endorsed by Vice Admiral Noah Ramsey of Starfleet Command, and supported by Fleet Admiral Kirsten Clancy herself, the petition sought permission to divert a small task group of Starfleet vessels to the Gamma Quadrant for the first time since the armistice that was agreed at the end of the Dominion War. The task group would begin initial exploration efforts around the mouth of the wormhole in the Idran system of the quadrant, and would ensure the terms of the treaty were being respected. An area of the galaxy neglected after the war, the Federation Council granted the petition and authorised the creation Gamma Exploration Command, initially to operate out of Deep Space Nine until such a time as a location for a headquarters could be identified in the Gamma Quadrant itself.

Gamma Exploration Command was officially activated on stardate 76414.72 (June 1st, 2399) under the command of Vice Admiral Ramsey himself.

Recent Developments

* Kai1701E nominated and appointed acting GEC Chairperson until May 6th 2021.
* Steve nominated and appointed acting GEC Vice Chairperson until May 8th 2021.
* Command Council officially formed on February 8th 2021, consisting of Kai1701E, Kalo, Kuna, Steve, and Trident_Gaming.
* Initial GEC simulations confirmed; SS Adam, Ulysses Station, USS Kumari, USS Novaro and USS Thurgood Marshall.
* USS Europa, USS Venture and USS Yarra join soon after.