The only reason to have a Starfleet Academy...

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Ain Jalut, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. FFunctionalData

    FFunctionalData Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 23, 2012
    I always wondered why there was only one Academy though. For such a large Federation I would think you would have more then one place to teach people.
  2. The Old Building & Loan

    The Old Building & Loan Auld Lang Mod Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    The Old Mixer, somewhere in Bedford Falls
    In addition to bonding/learning to work with fellow cadets, there's learning to follow orders from a superior. If you're going to be cooped up in a starship cooperating with and taking orders from other people, it's best to learn how to do it with other people.
  3. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

    Jun 9, 2013
    The Captain's Table
    They may have had other campuses, but cadets were required to complete at least a portion of their education in San Francisco.

  4. Push The Button

    Push The Button Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2013
    Smithfield, Rhode Island USA
    Yes, the same reason why there is only one West Point and one Annapolis.