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Questions tagged [starfleet-command]

In the Star Trek universe, Starfleet is the interstellar fleet of ships and personnel maintained by the United Federation of Planets. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

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Was Spock the First Vulcan in Starfleet?

The idea that Spock was the first Vulcan in Starfleet seems to be a bit of common cultural knowledge with little or no foundation. The StarTrek.com biography states; Because the young Vulcan chose ...
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Why don't Starfleet captains force other Starfleet ships to lower their shields every time they fight?

Based on the episode The Wounded a Starfleet captain has access to prefix numbers that allow a captain to remotely lower the shields of another Starfleet vessel, even when the legitimate captain is ...
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Does USS imply a Starfleet vessel?

Does the “USS” in “USS Enterprise” imply that this is a Starfleet starship? I.e., that it’s under quasi-military or government (or whatever you consider Starfleet to be) command rather than purely ...
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Why does Jadzia Dax wear a science uniform (during the war)?

During the Federation-Dominion war, we see Jadzia being very engaged in the conflict. She is also taking up new roles, e.g. acting as helmsman of the Jem'Hadar attack ship. Was she still technically ...
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How old was Peter Preston when he entered Starfleet Academy?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Admiral Kirk inspecting the Enterprise briefly talks to a young looking person. KIRK: Ah. And who do we have here? PRESTON: Midshipman First Class Peter ...
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Do Starfleet regulations and general orders apply to non-Starfleet Federation citizens?

While preparing an answer to this question, I started to wonder if Starfleet regulations apply to non-Starfleet Federation citizens. I am aware that during its 50+ years, the terms "Starfleet" and "...
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Since human lives are more valuable, why doesn't the Federation replace their Starfleet crews with mostly holograms?

The Doctor on Voyager is a hologram. He is just as competent as the human doctors on other starships. In fact, I would argue that the hologram Doctor is even more competent than the humans, as he was ...
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How does Starfleet maintain staff morale given that there is no salary difference between the top and bottom person? [duplicate]

Money does not exist in the Star Trek world. Therefore, you cannot reward Starfleet staff with bonuses and money. I cannot imagine how this will work today on any company staffed by humans. Suppose ...
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How much of Earth's population is dedicated to working for, or at, Starfleet?

I'm sure Starfleet isn't Earth's only employer, but it has to be a major part of Earth's economic structure. Is there a canon estimate of just how much of Earth's population is dedicated to working ...
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Why is Star Fleet located in Cailfornia [duplicate]

Why is Star fleet headquarters in San Francisco California, instead of New York city or Lyon France ? United Nations or Interpol represent international functions somewhat reflective of the ...
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Has the autodestruct sequence ever not been aborted on a Starfleet vessel?

I remember the autodestruct being initiated many times, but always being aborted at almost the last possible second. Obviously, Captains Kirk, Picard, Janeway never went all the way to destruct, but ...
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What's the command structure at the top of Starfleet?

We seem to meet an awful lot of mostly non-recurring admirals. What's the command structure at the top of Starfleet? Does Starfleet report to a Commander-in-Chief? Is the Federation Council ...
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Can Starfleet personnel be fired?

In "The Apple", Kirk threatens to "fire" Scotty. Does that mean that within the early days of Starfleet that being 'court-martialled' was only a term for being brought before the "big boss" or Human ...
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Is Starfleet a military or civilian organization?

If they are civilian in the common sense, why then do they wear military style uniforms, have a military hierarchical command and military rank structures; have a Starfleet Command and a Starfleet ...
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Who was the first full-blooded alien to join Starfleet and be assigned to a spaceship?

Having not seen much of Star Trek: Enterprise, and not being certain if Stafleet proper was officially even founded at the time of those events (uncertain as to whether it was Earth exploration pre-...
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Why is Starfleet HQ in San Francisco?

San Francisco seems an odd choice for Starfleet Headquarters to me, especially within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. It's such a densely populated area, I would figure that it's one of the last ...