just a thought
fleet support, granted at level 43, provides a random ship to help you in battle. there are a few requirements that must be met, but heres my idea,,,
i think that as at some point you should be able to promote your officers beyound commander or whatever the cap is. say you promote one of your officers to captain, and by doing so you have to asign him to his own ship, where you will train his crew, configure weps and equipment and maintain his ship just like you would do your own. now when you are in a fight instead of the fleet support, you call in you own fleet for support, maybe even have their ship permanently along side you for big battles. this way not only do you have the involvement already existing in sto, but now you also have the fleet management aspect where with your rank you can own an armada.
what does everyone think.