Originally Posted by snommism
Is there any benefit to waiting till you have your companion to head to the fleet, or should you do it at level 1?
You don't get to the fleet station until you finish all class quests on you origin planet. Also each class gets their first companion character at different points in the class story. For example, the smuggler gets their companion about 2/3 the way though the class quests on Ord Mantell while the trooper gets their first companion at the end.