I think I may be wrong, but thought to ask anyway: if Captain Picard commands the flagship of Starfleet, would he not be then a 'fleet captain'? 06:50, December 21, 2009 (UTC)Just another lurker...

No, this was a separate rank from Picard's captain rank, with its own insignia and different responsibilities. Sources are cited in this article. -- Captain MKB 13:23, December 21, 2009 (UTC)

a fleet captain commands a whole fleet and a regular captain just commands one ship so captain Picard may have just acted as fleet captainStephen2162 (talk) 23:49, February 3, 2014 (UTC)Stephen2162

Captain's Log: Pike[edit source]

In Captain's Log: Pike, Pike, in answer to Colt's question "What exactly is a "fleet captain," anyway?", says "It's sort of like an old-style flag admiral. In the event of a large-scale military mission, I'll be directing the movements of an entire squadron. It's not a common rank, but Starfleet is gearing up for the possibility of open conflict with the Klingons." Does this contradict any earlier sources? --Archimedean 05:14, September 12, 2010 (UTC)

Not really, pretty much hits it on the button. -- Captain MKB 12:47, September 12, 2010 (UTC)
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