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StarfleetHeadquarters

The main Starfleet Headquarters building in 2372.

For the mirror universe counterpart, see Starfleet Headquarters (mirror).

Starfleet Headquarters is the complex of buildings located on Earth from which the Federation Starfleet is administrated by Starfleet Command.

OverviewEdit

Headquarters' grounds encompasses territory adjacent to the City of San Francisco on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge. The term can also apply to one specific building in the complex from which central decisions are made. (DS9 novel: Hollow Men, DS9 episode: "Homefront")

The Starfleet Headquarters complex was also home of Starfleet Medical Headquarters and the Tucker Memorial Building. (SCE eBook: The Future Begins)

Starfleet Headquarters is referred to as "Comm Central" ("Command Central") in the TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky.

HistoryEdit

The Headquarters complex was originally built as the command center of the United Earth Starfleet in the early 22nd century on what was previously a portion of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Marin County, overlooking Horseshoe Bay. After the founding of the United Federation of Planets in 2161, the site was used for the Federation Starfleet. By the 2270s, the headquarters expanded to the Presidio, an ancient military post on the southern side of the Golden Gate where it included an air tram station. The main building was built from lunar rock and glass. (TOS novel: Traitor Winds, TOS novel: Cast No Shadow; TOS movie: Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

Notable eventsEdit

In 2286, Federation President Hiram Roth attempted to coordinate disaster relief from Starfleet Headquarters as the Cetacean Probe inadvertently caused extensive damage to Earth's infrastructure and environment during its search for the extinct humpback whale species. It was from Starfleet Headquarters that the President issued a planetary distress call, warning all ships away from Earth. (TOS movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) Janice Rand served as a communications officer at Headquarters that year while she cared for Demora Sulu, the teenaged daughter of Hikaru Sulu. (TOS novel: The Captain's Daughter)

In 2293, a memorial service for James T. Kirk was scheduled to take place at Headquarters, but when news was received at the sheer number of mourners that would attend the service, it was moved to the grounds of Starfleet Academy. (TOS - Crucible novel: The Fire and the Rose)

In 2364, Starfleet Headquarters was infiltrated by the Parasites, who seized control of many of Starfleet Command's high-ranking admirals until Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Commander William T. Riker of Earth exposed the conspiracy and killed the parasite spawnmother. (TNG episode: "Conspiracy")

In early 2371, media relations liaison, Commander Nicholas Minecci, gave a press briefing after Starfleet had lost contact with the USS Voyager. (Star Trek Magazine #162: "Blast Off!")

In 2372, Admiral James Leyton replaced many key officers at Starfleet Headquarters with those loyal to him as part of his attempted military coup. He planed on ruling the Federation from Headquarters; unfortunately for him, his plans were exposed, and he turned himself in to Starfleet Security in Headquarters to be court-martialed. (DS9 episode: "Paradise Lost")

In 2374, the grounds of Starfleet Headquarters were the site of an anti-war peace rally at which the keynote speaker was Tomas Roeder; it was attended by Federation Starfleet Captain Benjamin Sisko and Cardassian exile Elim Garak. Unfortunately, the rally became violent due to the presence of political extremists within the crowds. That same week, Headquarters hosted a conference of leaders from the Federation Starfleet, Klingon Defense Force, Romulan Imperial Fleet, and Cardassian government-in-exile in order to coordinate upcoming battle campaigns. (DS9 novel: Hollow Men)

In late 2375, during the Dominion War, Starfleet Headquarters was attacked by the Breen Confederacy. Buildings were badly damaged, including the historic Golden Gate Bridge, and many people were killed. (DS9 episode: "The Changing Face of Evil")

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