Task Force 72

Fourth Fleet Diplomatic Operations

Captain Jon Bastin, Commanding Officer

Task Force Commanding Officer

Captain Jon Bastin (jonileth)

Task Force Executive Officer

Captain Micah Mendoza (Kitahashi)

Task Group 21 Commanding Officer

Captain Kimberly Rhodes (Angel)



Starbase 72
Minos Korva

Task Groups (3)

For much of the Federation, the end of the Dominion War in 2375 signaled a return to peace, prosperity, and exploration. Occupation forces withdrew, leaving colonists behind to rebuild their lives in the midst of fire and ash. While the Cardassian and Breen governments fell silent to regroup, Starfleet resumed its primary mission of exploration.

Now, in 2399, Task Force 72 has been given a new mandate, one that speaks to the heart of what it was founded to do. The long standing history of the Task Force being on the frontlines in both diplomacy and conflict, Task Force 72 is now charged with wide sweeping diplomatic and peacekeeping operations throughout the Federation. The Task Force shall engage with governments in all manner of volatile regions, seeking to strike a diplomatic accord with those that might be reasoned with, and protect Federation interests and citizens when diplomacy falls short.

Historically, Task Force 72 has been primarily concerned with Cardassian Space, and though the missions the Task Force will be called upon to undertake will likely lead ships under its care to places well beyond the Cardassian borders, the area still remains a focal point for the Task Force and her leaders. Cardassia has begun to show signs that they wish to return to the stage as major players once more, and the Federation can ill-afford to ignore this. Even with these events transpiring, other conflicts are brewing elsewhere, and Task Force 72 will need to rise to the challenges that await them in a much broader political arena.

We are the sentinels of the Federation, charged with protecting the people of the Federation on battlegrounds both political and actual. As we enter a new century, we stand ready to not only meet any threat or challenge that comes our way but to once again explore strange, new worlds and boldly go where none have gone before.

  • Learn about the Task Force’s history, the current conflicts, and more.


  • Engage in diplomatic missions into volatile regions in an effort to establish peaceful dialogues
  • Safeguard Federation citizens from hostile entities throughout the Federation
  • Rebuild and support Federation interests and defenses in the border worlds
  • Monitor the developments within the Cardassian Union

Area of Operations

  • Task Force 72 is headquartered in the southern Alpha Quadrant, along the Cardassian border.
  • Task Group Alpha is focused on operations in the Bajor Sector.
  • Task Group Beta is focused on internal affairs for of Federation territory and worlds and exploration of uncharted space.