38TH BATTLE FLEET f. BATTLE GROUP ARGO, f. SECTOR COMMAND
Starfleet, Terran Empire
38th Battle Fleet ARGO's mission is to support the Terran Empire with forward deployed forces that are ready to support offensive conquest missions as well as act to maintain the security of Terran space.
In the wake of the disintegrating Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, Imperial Command was beset by an overwhelming need to reclaim Imperial assets and interests throughout the Alpha Quadrant. Numerous operating units were deployed throughout the border zones and one in particular, known internally as 'Sector Command', was led by Admiral Rhena Nexian and frequently saw marked success in their defense against Klingon-Cardassian incursions.
Impressed by the combat unit's effectiveness, Imperial Command reflagged the task force as 'Battle Group Argo' and permitted Admiral Nexian to expand its ranks. As the Battle Group's numbers grew, so did their conquests, though their general area of operations never strayed far from the borderland.
To further reinforce and solidify the Empire's presence in the sector, Imperial Command authorized the construction of a new battlestation in the vicinity of the Sherman system, to act as a primary hub of operations for both older space stations and for the battlegroup in general. It was shortly after the newly designated battlestation Argo was established that Admiral Nexian was assassinated and her role was claimed by Captain R'zo-vek.
Battle Group Argo's primary mission of keeping the Klingon-Cardassian threat at bay underwent the greatest strain during this period, as a Klingon Empire battle group known as Strike Force Kargas began to rise in both notoriety and aggressiveness. In the aftermath of some exceptionally difficult losses dealt by the ruthless Kargas fighters, Admiral R'zo-vek's multiple losses in battle grew him distrust and he was shortly found tied to the station communication tower and then entered Admiral Altais.
Suffering from a string of defeats, both external and internal now, Admiral Altais became commander of the battle group and worked the fleet back into imperial standards. Whether by luck or design, Kargas never struck with such devastation again and Argo began to regain their reputation with more operational successes.
With the threat of Iconian War on the horizon, Imperial Command recognized Battle Group Argo's many accomplishments and chose to transition the task force, already sizable in terms of numbers, to a full-fledged Fleet. Now under the command of Admiral Neema Perim, following the assassination of Admiral Altais by Romulan agents, the 38th Battle Fleet continues to carry out its broadly defined mission of defence of Imperial assets, and conquest of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.
Both officers within the organization and without continue to use, with great affection, the moniker 'Argo'.
Battle Station Argo is a Terran Empire Battle Station currently in service, constructed by Starfleet and situated within Terran space near the border of the Klingon Alliance, in the Aldebaran Sector of the Beta Quadrant.
The facility was established to provide the Terran Empire with a not-insignificant foothold in Beta Quadrant deep space, an appellation that was previously held by Battle Station K-7. The older space station was deemed ineligible for the planned facilities' extensive construction requirements, so plans were drawn to situate the new installation roughly ten light years away, permitting the new base to easily support the other.
The primary responsibility of the new battle station's defense and operational management falls to the 38th Battle Fleet. Formerly Battle Group Argo, the group was originally selected for their extensive experience in operating near the Alliance border, especially in conquest of Klingon outposts. The battle fleet has since expanded their ranks and numbers and now oversees a variety of operations in numerous sectors beyond their local space.
The station received a series of major structural upgrades and a greatly increased offensive and defensive arsenal in 2413.
While Battle Station Argo is open to the public in a limited fashion, due to its primary function as a high-profile, operating battle station, visitors must be authorized and should recognize the necessity of obeying station authorities at all times. Failure to do so is an offense punishable by death.
((Though members of Argo are often interested in meeting new characters and players, Battle Station Argo is not an open starbase. Please see 381's information page if you are interested in gaining access to an open starbase for RP.
If you are specifically interested in RPing with Argo, please make contact with one of the administration to possibly discuss arrangement of an event. If you have a friend in Argo, they are more than welcome to have you aboard at any time, but please keep in mind that your friend will be held OOCly responsible for your character's behavior.))
PLEASE BE ADVISED that all visiting personnel must pass through security checkpoints, at which you may be subject to unscheduled searches or inspections. Failure to submit to battle station security will result in detention, interrogation, and possibly death.