Starfleet General Orders and Regulations were a guide to instruct Starfleet members on policies and procedures in situations requiring consultation for a resolution.
General Orders[edit | edit source]
- General Order 1: The Prime Directive. No starship may interfere with the normal development of any alien life or society. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses", et al.)
- General Order 7: No vessel under any condition, emergency or otherwise, should visit Talos IV. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part II")
- General Order 13: When invoked, is an evacuation order for Starfleet vessels. (Star Trek, USS Baldwin: "Two of Us")
- General Order 15: No flag or command officer may enter a hazardous area without armed escort (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, USS Baldwin: "Healing Link")
- General Order 24: When invoked, orders a Starfleet vessel to destroy all life on a planet. (TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon", "Whom Gods Destroy") This order was revised in 2271 to require an authenticated strike order from the President of the Federation, ratified by a vote in the Federation Council. (Bait and Switch: "Shortest War Ever")
Directives[edit | edit source]
- Directive 010: Before engaging alien species in battle, any and all attempts to make first contact and achieve nonmilitary resolution must be made. (VOY: "In the Flesh")
Regulations[edit | edit source]
- Regulation 46A: If transmissions were being monitored (or could be monitored) during battle, no uncoded messages were to be transmitted on an open channel. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) A fighter from the USS Winchester implemented this regulation by transmitting the Beatles song "Blackbird" to signal anybody that understood that they were engaging a Jem'Hadar fighter that had been nicknamed "Blackbird." (USS Baldwin: "Blackbird")
- Regulation 619: The commanding officer of a Starfleet unit is required to remove themselves from command, or be removed, if their current mission leaves them emotionally compromised and unable to make rational decisions. (Star Trek, Bait and Switch: "Reality Is Fluid, Part II")
- Regulation 1138: Covers Starfleet fraternization policies. Clause Gamma forbids a superior from engaging in romantic relationship with his or her direct subordinate, while Clause Theta forbids a commanding officer from engaging in such relationships with their command staff. (Bait and Switch: "Bait and Switch")
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