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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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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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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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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 ...
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Does Star Fleet make accommodations for alien crew members?

In the Star Trek universe, alien species are frequently seen working alongside humans, both aboard starships and Federation outposts. Memory Alpha lists close to 50 species that have been established ...
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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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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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