Dark Corners of the Galaxy
New Republic Astrogation and Survey Team
NRAST is charged with sending out scouts for the New Republic in an effort to find resources and potential worlds to ally with throughout the outer rim and wild space. Unfortunately they are woefully underfunded at the moment and ships are not readily available for all their scouts. Due to this they also have many scouts that are charged with exploring underdeveloped areas of known planets as well.
Within NRAST scouts are referred to as Frontiersmen and are ranked between 5th and 1st class. 5th and 4th class initiates are typically paired with the more experienced 3rd through 1st. 1st class Frontiersmen are all given their own ship and the lower ranks are given preference for available ships based on rank and seniority.
Currently Commander Krayt Skiplen, formerly of New Republic Security is in charge of NRAST.