Melissa would benefit from having additional Command Counters. She needs 6 Influence points to add 2 Command Counters.
Let's review her current planet cards that are not exhausted.
Of the planets she owns, 5 have an Influence value that is greater than their Resource value.
She chooses to exhaust the planets "Shalloq", "Mellon" and "Wellon" for a total of 6 Influence points. There is no Command Counter cost to perform the Secondary Ability of this Strategy Card. Melissa performs the Secondary Ability of this Strategy Card and receives 2 Command Counters.
She now has 3 Command Counters in her Command Pool and 1 remaining in her Strategy Allocation pool.
Nicholas also has the opportunity to play the "Logistics" Secondary Ability.