Admiral Edward Jellico

Edward Jellico is senior-most fleet admiral in Starfleet and Commander-in-Chief. He reports directly to the President of the United Federation of Planets. All branches and their commanders ultimately report to Jellico or one of his designees.

Admiral Jellico currently serves as the Head of Starfleet Command, and overseer of Starfleet's operations in the Gateway Sector.

He is noted for having once served as the commanding officer of the Federation starships USS Cairo and USS Enterprise-D during the late 2360s

Early Career

Jellico began his career as a shuttle pilot on the Jovian Run in the Sol system.

By the mid-2360s, Jellico held the rank of captain and had established a family for himself, having fathered a son Andrew. In 2367, Jellico was instrumental in establishing the armistice between the United Federation of Planets and the Cardassian Union. By 2369, he was assigned to the USS Cairo as its commanding officer.

In 2369, Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev gave Jellico command of the USS 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's previous commanding officer, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, was assigned to an undercover mission on Celtris III.

As captain of the Enterprise, Jellico was a very stern and authoritarian officer, with a micro-management leadership style. He abruptly made several changes to the operations of the Enterprise. 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 putting up pictures drawn by his son in the Enterprise's ready room.

After the conflict with the Cardassians was resolved, Jellico returned to command the Cairo, where he remained for over ten years.

He was eventually promoted to Admiral and assigned to Starfleet Command, where he eventually took the position as the Head of Starfleet Command.

Notes of Interest

Jellico is an intelligent and highly capable officer, but he is extremely authoritative, stern, and a follower of protocol. He is not usually liked by his subordinates.

He commanded the USS Chesapeake Bay for a brief period during the Rukakon War.