When the First Formic War ended, the leading nations of the world announced the creation of the International Fleet, using the Mobile Operations Police as the model for soldiers from all across the world working together as one. The first Polemarch was Khudabadi Ketkar, who previously was the leader of the Indian Para Commandos. The stated purpose of the Polemarch was to organize, build, and maintain the International Fleet.
Three years after the end of the First Formic War, Ketkar began to fight with the Hegemon, Ukko Jukes, over Fleet matters. Eventually, their differences grew until Ketkar resigned. He was replaced by Averbach, the brother of the MOP solider.