The Chief of Staff for the Federation Starfleet (also known as the Starfleet Chief of Staff) was a senior Federation Starfleet flag officer, ranking below the Commanding Officer, Starfleet Command. In some matters, the Starfleet Chief of Staff possessed autonomy from their immediate superior; the office's authority over Free Agents was among those matters. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update, TOS novel: Triangle)

In the 2160s, there were five Joint Chiefs of Staff, representing the original five space fleets that made up the Federation Starfleet. The United Earth Space Probe Agency was responsible for exploration, the Andorian Imperial Guard specialized in the defense of the Federation's borders, the Tellar Space Administration handled operational support and supply, the Vulcan Space Council dealt with research and development and administration, and the Alpha Centauri Space Research Council provided research, funding, resources, logistical and administrative support. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)

Starfleet Joint Chiefs of StaffEdit

In 2165, Admiral Gardner retired from Starfleet, and was succeeded by Admiral Jonathan Archer. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Uncertain Logic)

Chiefs of Staff for the Federation Starfleet

This title is sometimes confused with Commander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleet (The C-in-C) and Commanding Officer, Starfleet Command (Commander, Starfleet), both of which are separate titles.


Chiefs of Staff for the Federation Starfleet
UFP seal Jonathan ArcherArthur MasonDai MehkanMarcus van DiemenHarold MorrowRobert BennettLes LandauGene Roddenberry Starfleet Command logo


  1. 1.0 1.1 ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly"
  2. 2.0 2.1 TOS novel: The Final Reflection
  3. TOS comics: "The Key Collection, Volume 1", "The Key Collection, Volume 2"
  4. TOS novel: Swordhunt
  5. 5.0 5.1 FASA RPG module: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
  6. TOS movie: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  7. TNG episode: "Night Terrors"
  8. TNG episode: "Encounter at Farpoint"
  9. DS9 episode: "The Dogs of War"
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