Do you know what I think? I think Starfleet and the Federation have been so invaded and infiltrated that there are no longer anyone from the "real" federation left.
I play the entire game as if I am the only Starfleet officer...
...everyone else is a Undine and my missions are all an elaborate simulation in the Delta Quadrant perpetrated by a group of Undine.
They want to see how far their infiltrators can go before a Starfleet officer gets suspicious, so when they DO infiltrate the Federtaion they won't make too many grievous errors.
Preliminary results suggest that your averageSstarfleet officer obeys orders to the letter, is utterly trusting (of the federation) and skeptical of non federation to the point that you need but suggest combat to get him to wipe out fleets of comparatively defenseless foes.