The Pathfinder HQ] section of Operations in mission planning and a trophy room for the pathfinder crew.
The headquarters is multi-leveled with the lowest level containing a secretary desk adjoining the door to the rest of the Operations wing. The middle tier contains several display cases with scan-able objects and holographs documenting the exploratory accomplishments of the Milky Way races. The upper tier contains the initiative director's desk now occupied by Director Tann.
- As the various arks are recovered, their Pathfinders will congregate in HQ, where they can be asked questions. After the third of the three ark-recovery side-missions is completed, Ryder will be invited to HQ for drinks with the other Pathfinders; although not listed anywhere as a mission, the get-together triggers when Ryder next enters the HQ (unless the mission The Journey To Meridian awaits triggering, in which case this is put on hold until a couple of steps in the mission are completed.
- Cora, despite not being a Pathfinder herself, can also be found in the HQ.