Fleet Admiral Edward Jellico

Name: Edward Jellico
Rank: Fleet Admiral
Position: Starfleet CinC

Starfleet History
????: Dean of Students at Starfleet Academy
pre 2357: Reassigned to USS Cairo as First Officer
2357: Promoted to Captain and named Commanding Officer
2369: Temporarily reassigned to USS Enterprise(NCC-1701-D)
2369: Returns to USS Cairo
pre 2373: Promoted to Rear Admiral
pre 2379: Reassigned to Starfleet HQ
2380: Named CinC

Personal History
Jellico took a position at Starfleet Academy as the dean of students. Also at the Academy at that time was young Mackenzie Calhoun. By 2357, Jellico was once again serving aboard the Cairo as first officer. In that year, Captain Ashford was killed during a Cardassian attack, and Jellico was promoted to captain for his "efficient, demanding style of command". However, Jellico still had time to consider creating a family, and in 2359 he married a human woman named Deborah, and two years later, their son, Franklin Paul Jellico was born. In 2367, Jellico was instrumental in establishing the armistice between the United Federation of Planets and the Cardassian Union. In 2369, Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev gave Jellico command of the Enterprise-D. Jellico's experience in dealing with the Cardassians was thought to be invaluable, given the developing potential for conflict between the two powers. The Enterprise-D's previous commanding officer, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, was assigned to an undercover mission on Celtris III. As captain of the Enterprise-D, Jellico was a very stern and authoritarian officer, with a micro-management leadership style. For example, he was coldly dismissive of Counselor Troi's recommendations for a readjustment period. He abruptly made several changes to the operations of the Enterprise-D. He preferred a certain formality on the bridge, insisting that Deanna Troi wear a standard uniform and that his presence be announced whenever he entered. In contrast to the strict standards he expected on the bridge, he revealed a more personal side by often referring to his crew by their first names, putting up pictures drawn by his son in the Enterprise-D's ready room. However, he ordered the removal of Livingston the fish. Though his manner of command was connected with high efficiency, Jellico ran into numerous confrontations with Enterprise-D's first officer, Commander William T. Riker. The initial problems between them stemmed from Jellico's desire to see the Enterprise-D run on a four shift rotation when it had previously run on three. The change was difficult to implement, but Jellico refused to accept Riker's excuses for not having made the change. The friction between the two came to a head after a major disagreement on how to deal with Picard's abduction by the Cardassians on Celtris III culminated in Riker's open insubordination. Jellico relieved Riker and installed Lieutenant Commander Data as his new XO.

In an attempt to gain an upper hand against the Cardassians, Jellico intended to plant mines on the Cardassian ships hiding in the McAllister C-5 Nebula. Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge was willing to take on the mission but recommended to Jellico that the most skilled pilot on board Enterprise-D was Riker. After a frank conversation in which both officers outlined what they felt were the flaws of the other, Riker accepted the mission, but only after he coaxed the captain into asking. Riker admitted that he saw Jellico as someone who was closed-minded and arrogant and who wound his crew up too tight, leaving them unable to perform their jobs well. With the anti-matter mines in place, Jellico contacted the Cardassian fleet and demonstrated his ability to destroy it at will. From his position of strength, he demanded that the Cardassian fleet eject their primary phaser coils, withdraw to the nearest Cardassian starbase, and immediately release Picard, who was being held prisoner by the Cardassians. The Cardassians complied completely. After Picard's release and subsequent reassignment to the Enterprise-D as CO, Jellico returned to command the Cairo. While leaving the bridge, his final words to the Enterprise-D crew were "It's been an honor serving with you."

By 2373, Jellico had been promoted to Admiral. That year, he was part of the delegation at Deep Space 5 that formulated the Federation's response to the collapse of the Thallonian Empire in Sector 221-G. He later supervised Starfleet operations in that sector, including the mission of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun of the USS Excalibur, from his office in San Francisco. He and Calhoun often came into conflict over the next six years. In 2379, Admiral Jellico was assigned to Federation Starfleet Headquarters on Earth. That year, he was one of five Starfleet admirals who along with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Ambassador Lagan Serra decided the fate of Federation President Min Zife after the disastrous Tezwan affair. Jellico was initially unsure that they had the right to do anything to Zife nor was he sure that they even should do anything. But eventually he was persuaded by the others that they should force Zife, Koll Azernal, and Nelino Quafina to step down. He was named the new CinC of Starfleet in February 2380 where he authorized the launch of Project Full Circle to explore the Delta Quadrant over the objection of Admiral Janeway who had been fighting it for over two years.

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