"Ed, I remember when you were at Union Point. You were at the top of your class. Your teachers all thought you'd be captaining a heavy cruiser before 40." ― Admiral Halsey[source]Union Point is the training ground of the Planetary Union. Ed Mercer was at the top of his class at Union Point.
Kelly Grayson took a year of interplanetary law at Union Point. This would lead Mercer, who had no such qualification, to appoint her as Bortus' advocate to the Moclan court deciding the matter of his child's reassignment surgery.