|Stationed:||Starfleet Fifth Fleet|
A Starfleet officer of 40 years, he was one of the highest ranking Vulcans as of 2376. For a Vulcan, he was considered to be very innovative, insightful, aggressive, and tenacious. He preferred the logic of forceful decisive action to that of observing and waiting. Made commander of the Starfleet Fifth Fleet only two years before the Dominion War, he successfully defended Vulcan from three enemy attacks during the war. Following the war he became a strong voices for the increased militarization of Starfleet.
At the Second Battle of Vulcanis, Admiral Salok orchestrated several daring assaults to halt the Dominion offensive. First, he used wings of large capital ships to outmaneuver and weaken one of the enemy flanks. Second, his Akira-class, Steamrunner-class, and their complements of attack fighters laid waste to the enemy fighter wings and inflicted significant losses on the enemy capital ships. Third, he sent destroyer wings formed from the remnants of other wings to attack weak points in the enemy formation. Backed by Klingon wings and the Admirals flagship, the USS Gibraltar, they struck at the the openings to collapse the enemy formation.
In the Third Battle of Vulcanis, Salok set up his defensive perimeter outside of the Vulcanis system's Oort cloud to spare the planets any further destruction. He hid part of his forces within the cloud itself. The Dominion-Cardassian attack fleet of over 400 ships expected to face an outnumbered and demoralized foe. But the Federation alliance forces(consisting of the Fifth, Sixth, Thirteenth, and Thirty-First Fleets, plus several squadrons of Klingon bird-of-preys supported by larger Klingon ships) appearing smaller than the Dominion fleet, used it's hidden ships to wipe out the attacking fleet. The initial clash of the fleets lit the nighttime sky on Vulcan. Commanding from the Gibraltar, Admiral Salok calmly analysed the interplay, moving his ships like pieces in a game of kal-toh. After some hours, he feigned a partial retreat to draw in the Jem'Hadar and Cardassian vessels. They took the bait and were pounced on by the hidden ships. Less than half the enemy shiops escaped the trap, while Salok's fleet only suffered 37% casualties. (LUG RPG: The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)