Admiral David Peterson was the Commanding Admiral of the Star League Defense Force from 2680 to 2720. His appointment was controversial, both for his young age (45 years old) and the fact that he was from the Navy.
Prior to Peterson's appointment, the Army and Navy of the SLDF were at odds with each other and suffered from a lack of cooperation. Navy WarShips were permanently tied to divisions and seen by the Army as little more than a means of getting ground forces from one planet to another. Under Peterson, Navy ships were freed up to act independently without having to report to the Army, and special task forces of combined ground and space units, under the command of Navy Captains for the first time, were used to chase after pirates hiding deep in the Periphery.
Admiral Peterson was also instrumental in beginning a military renaissance within the Star League, most famously with the start of the Space Defense System program, and the distribution of new advanced technology to Royal units. He was further involved in the First Hidden War and the creation of the Gunslinger Program, training special champions to take on DCMS ronin in duels of deadly combat.
 Titel and Position
|Commander-in-Chief of the Star League Defense Force
2680 – 2707
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