Post by magicmuggle01 on Jun 29, 2019 10:51:22 GMT
Official emblem, circa 2368
Official emblem, circa 2372
"I am a graduate of Starfleet Academy. I know many things."
– Worf, 2373 ("The Darkness and the Light")
Starfleet Academy (also referred to as the Space Academy) was a department within Starfleet. The main purpose of this department was for the education and training of individuals for service in Starfleet. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before", "The Apple"; TNG: "Final Mission", "The Drumhead", "The First Duty"; DS9: "Heart of Stone", "Little Green Men", "Homefront"; VOY: "Learning Curve", "In the Flesh", "Imperfection") The movement of personnel in and out of this service was governed by the Starfleet Transfer Regulations. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man", okudagram) The chief administrator of the Academy was the superintendent. (TNG: "Ménage à Troi", "The First Duty").
The Academy existed as early as the 2140s to train United Earth Starfleet personnel. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II") It was officially incorporated into the Federation in 2161 with the motto Ex Astris, Scientia, to serve as a training facility for Federation Starfleet officers. (Starfleet Academy emblem plaque)
In the 2260s of the alternate reality, information on Starfleet Academy was located in the Federation database. (Star Trek Beyond).
Starfleet Academy was mentioned in a list of Starfleet agencies, which appeared to the left of the personnel file for Balthazar Edison.
In the 24th century, the Academy was named on the dedication plaques of some Miranda-class and Nebula-class starships.
Captain John Nesterowicz was noted for his work with the Academy on the USS Brattain on stardate 22519.5. (TNG: "Night Terrors", dedication plaque)
Captain Adele Simmons was noted for her work with the Academy on the USS Phoenix on stardate 40250.5. (TNG: "The Wounded", dedication plaque) Later, she was noted for her work with the Academy on the USS Sutherland on stardate 44820.5. (TNG: "Redemption II", dedication plaque)
Holodeck simulation - Captain Riker.
In 2367, while exploring a cavern on Alpha Onias III, Commander William T. Riker was rendered unconscious by gases. While unconscious, neural scanners scanned Riker's brain. The scanners used elements of Riker's reality and constructed a holodeck simulation with those elements interspersed throughout, so that it felt real to him. What Riker wanted, the scanners made possible.
In one of these simulations, as Captain Jean-Luc Picard was promoted to superintendent of the academy, on stardate 51253, Captain Riker succeeded him as the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise-D. In 2383, the academy was mentioned in Riker's service record that was on display in his quarters on the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Future Imperfect", okudagram).
The headquarters of Starfleet Academy were located in the Presidio in San Francisco, while the Academy training facility itself was located in Marin County across the Golden Gate Bridge. (Star Trek)
Staff accommodations for flag officers were next to the northern part of the Golden Gate Bridge also in Marin County. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
Administration buildings were located in San Francisco's Downtown Financial District. (VOY: "Non Sequitur").
Starfleet Academy training bases and annexes.
Academy Flight Range
The Academy Flight Range was an area of space located within the Sol system near Saturn designated for use by cadets at Starfleet Academy for flight training and piloting exercises. One of Saturn's moons, Mimas, was used as the location of an emergency evacuation center for the flight range. The Academy Range Officer was responsible for this area.
In 2368, an accident occurred on the flight range when Nova Squadron, preparing for a display at that year's commencement ceremony, attempted to perform an illegal Kolvoord Starburst maneuver. The five training vessels were destroyed, and Cadet Joshua Albert was killed. The rest of the team managed to transport to the evac center. (TNG: "The First Duty").
Marseille Starfleet base
The Marseille Starfleet base was a Starfleet installation outside of Marseille, France in the mid-24th century.
Tom Paris spent most of his second semester at Starfleet Academy here for his physical training. (VOY: "The Cloud").
Starfleet Academy (Beta Aquilae II)
The Beta Aquilae II Starfleet Academy was an annex of Starfleet Academy on planet Beta Aquilae II.
Ensign Lois Eckridge graduated from this Academy annex on stardate 42091.0. (TNG-R: "Eye of the Beholder").
Starfleet Academy (Beta Ursae Minor II)
The Beta Ursae Minor II Starfleet Academy was an annex of Starfleet Academy on the planet Beta Ursae Minor II.
Lieutenant Darien Wallace graduated from this Academy annex. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder").
Starfleet Academy (Earth)
Starfleet Academy in 2258 (alternate reality)
The main building in 2258 (alternate reality)
Starfleet Academy in 2368
Starfleet Academy as it was
portrayed in a simulation created
by Species 8472 in 2375
A diploma awarded to Starfleet
Academy graduates in the mid-22nd
Ex astris scientia (Latin for "From the stars, knowledge").
– Starfleet Academy motto
The Starfleet Academy on the planet Earth was the main campus of Starfleet Academy located in San Francisco, California. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
The Academy existed as early as the 2140s. It was originally used as a training ground for United Earth Starfleet personnel. Ensign Patricia F. O'Malley graduated the Academy in 2149. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")
In 2161, the Academy was incorporated into the Federation as the training grounds for the Federation Starfleet. (TNG: "The First Duty")
The grounds of Starfleet Academy were across the Golden Gate Bridge from the central hub of Starfleet itself, Starfleet Headquarters. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
The Academy facilities in San Francisco featured parade grounds where drills took place. A large elm tree with a circular bench was located close to those grounds. Both Simon Tarses and Jean-Luc Picard liked to sit at this place, watch and study. (TNG: "The Drumhead")
Cadets at the Academy were allowed at least limited permission to go off campus. For example, both Benjamin Sisko and Nog regularly traveled from San Francisco to New Orleans for dinner at Joseph Sisko's restaurant early in their first year at the Academy. (DS9: "Homefront"; DS9: "Explorers")
Many Federation Starfleet officers, including Nog, Benjamin Sisko, Wesley Crusher, and James T. Kirk, went to the Earth campus. Boothby was the groundskeeper throughout most of the 24th century. (TOS: "Shore Leave"; DS9: "Homefront"; TNG: "The First Duty"; VOY: "In the Flesh")
Starfleet Academy (Psi Epsilon III)
The Psi Epsilon III Starfleet Academy was an annex of Starfleet Academy on Psi Epsilon III.
Lieutenant junior grade Daniel Kwan was a graduate of this Academy annex. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder").
Starfleet Academy (Psi Upsilon III)
The Psi Upsilon III Starfleet Academy was an annex of Starfleet Academy on Psi Upsilon III.
Lieutenant junior grade Daniel Kwan was a graduate of this Academy annex. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder")
Preparation for admission
Application of Admission
Admission into Starfleet Academy began with the acceptance of the candidate's application. Once the application was accepted, the candidate underwent the Academy entrance competition exams, which determined those admitted by the best scores among a group of candidates competing to gain admission. In 2364, one such location for these competitions was on Relva VII. The exam contained sections on hyperspace physics and dynamic relationships, among others. Along with the infamous "psych test", in which the prospective cadet faced their greatest fear, unannounced tests could take place at any time during the exam period. (VOY: "Imperfection"; TNG: "Coming of Age")
Not all candidates made entry into Starfleet Academy on their first attempt; however, if their scores were high enough in the competition they could be eligible to reapply the following year. If the results of the reapplication were sufficiently high they were accepted into the Academy. (TNG: "Ménage à Troi")
For non-Federation citizens, a candidate could attend the Academy if they were sponsored and had a letter of reference written on their behalf by a command-level officer. Once this was accomplished, the candidate was eligible for the Academy Preparatory Exam. (DS9: "Heart of Stone"; VOY: "Imperfection")
The Starfleet Academy Preparatory Program was the next stage for consideration of admission, which consisted of six weeks of summer classes. By passing the Preparatory Program, a candidate's admission was ensured, as they had then proven to the admissions committee that they were prepared, or determined, to become a cadet. Once this had been accomplished, the candidate was then eligible for the Academy entrance exam. (DS9: "Facets").
Attending the Academy
The Academy program typically lasted four years, though certain programs lasted five, six, or eight years. (TNG: "The First Duty", "Conundrum"; TOS: "Bread and Circuses").
The following is a partial list of Starfleet Academy faculty and staff.
Commander J. Mitchell - Battalion Commander.
Admiral J.R. Jennings - Director of Educational Services – STC.
Rear Admiral M.C. Minor - Commandante Cadets
Rear Admiral L. Cole - Supervisor of Curriculum
Vice Admiral D. Gluck - Receivingship
Captain D. Maltese - Instructor - Beam Technology
Lt. Commander T. Grodnick - Instructor - Astrogation
Captain M. Becker Instructor - Communications
Commander D. Gabrielle - Instructor - Inter-stellar Ethnology
Captain C. Graffeo Instructor - Beam Technology
Lt. Commander J. Longo - Instructor - Engineering
Vice Admiral G. Rescher - Engineering
Commander D. Arakelian
Lt. Commander Gort
Captain R. Fletcher
Captain A. Henry
Commander D. Wise
Commander J. Wong
Lt. Commander Sofak
Office of General Services
Professors and instructors
History - Professor John Gill (2250s)
Training cruise personnel
Class J starship
Fleet Captain Christopher Pike (c. 2266)
Captain Spock (CO, 2278-2285)
Commander Hikaru Sulu (Helm and XO, 2278-2285)
Commander Montgomery Scott (Chief Engineer, 2278-2285)
Commander Leonard McCoy (CMO, 2278-2285)
Admiral Hahn (superintendent, 2366)
Rear Admiral Brand (superintendent, 2368-2370)
Lieutenant Chang (in charge of the Relva VII entrance exam, 2364)
The Superintendent of the Academy has also been referred to as the Commandant. In 2364, Jean-Luc Picard was offered this position but turned it down.
Professors and instructorsEdit
Professor H'ohk (Klingon Physiology, 2350s)
Professor Olafson (Transporter Theory, 2350s)
Chief Miles O'Brien (Engineering, 2375)
Professor Richard Galen (Archaeology, 2320s-2360s)
Professor Novakovich (Anthropology, 2360s)
Commander Reginald Barclay (alternate timeline, Borg History, 2404)
Professor Walter Horne (Creative Writing, 2320s-2360s)
Professor Vassbinder (Temporal mechanics, 2340s)
Admiral Patterson (Calculus, 2350s)
Admiral Owen Paris (Survival Strategies, 2360s)
Commander Zakarian (Survival Strategies, 2360s)
Somak (Moral and Ethical Issues of Command)
Lieutenant Tuvok (Instructor, 2350s)
Professor Hendricks (2350s)
Captain Leslie Wong (Instructor, 2360s)
Professor Chapman (2360s)
Training cruise personnel
Captain Ramirez (CO, 2372-2373)
Mister Boothby (groundskeeper)
The following information is solely from various starship dedication plaques.
USS Brattain (NCC-21166)
Captain John Nestorowitz was noted for his work with Starfleet Academy on the USS Brattain on stardate 22519.5. (TNG: "Night Terrors")
USS Phoenix (NCC-65420)
Captain Adele Simmons was noted for her work with Starfleet Academy on the USS Phoenix on stardate 40250.5. (TNG: "The Wounded")
USS Sutherland (NCC-72015)
Captain Adele Simmons was noted for her work with Starfleet Academy on the USS Sutherland on stardate 44820.5. She was previously noted for her work on the USS Phoenix. (TNG: "Redemption II").
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Although it is probably safe to assume all cadets read the Prime Directive and General Orders, it has not been established whether the same is true of the other texts, or whether they are required merely for students in specific courses. This may explain why Benjamin Sisko was familiar with "The Fall of Kang," while Piersall was not in "Second Sight".