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Starfleet General Orders and Regulations.

Starfleet maintains an extensive set of policies and procedures designed to guide the conduct of its missions and personnel. The following are the only known canon General Orders as they have been quoted in the shows. While many, more complete lists have been written, were created by fans and are considered non-canon, and therefore not listed.


General Order 1: The non-interference directive, prohibiting intervention in the normal development of any society.
Also known as The Prime Directive.
Mentioned in many episodes; in VOY: Infinite Regress, Naomi Wildman knows all 47 sub-orders of the directive.

General Order 7: Forbids contact with planet Talos IV. As of 2267, it was the only death penalty left on the books.
TOS: The Menagerie

General Order 12: Requires adequate precautions be taken when being approached by a spacecraft with which contact has not been made.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

General Order 15: "No flag officer shall beam into a hazardous area without armed escort."
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

General Order 24: A command to destroy the surface of a planet unless the order is countermanded within a specified period.
TOS: A Taste of Armageddon


Away Team Guidelines: Specifically forbids the transport of unknown infectious agents onto a starship without first establishing containment and eradication protocols.
VOY: Macrocosm

Directive 010: "Before engaging alien species in battle, any and all attempts to make first contact and achieve a non-military solution must be made."
VOY: In The Flesh

Directive 101: Assures that an individual accused of a crime has the right to remain silent.
VOY: Meld

Omega Directive: Requires the Captain of a starship to notify Starfleet Command immediately upon detection of an Omega molecule and authorizes use of any means necessary to destroy it, even at the cost of violating the Prime Directive. This directive is known only to officers Captain and above, in rank.
VOY: The Omega Directive

Order 104. Section B: Starfleet order that deals with chain of command. Commodore Matt Decker quoted regulation 104-B to Spock when taking command of the Enterprise in 2267.
TOS: The Doomsday Machine

Order 104. Section C: Starfleet regulation that states the Chief Medical Officer may relieve a commander of duty if the commander is mentally or physically unfit. The physician would have to back up this claim with the results of a physical examination.
TOS: The Doomsday Machine

Regulation 3, Paragraph 12: In the event of imminent destruction, a Captain is authorized to preserve the lives of his crew by any justifiable means.
VOY: Equinox, Part I

Regulation 42/15: Engineering procedure relating to impulse engines, entitled: "Pressure Variances in the Impulse Reaction Chamber Tank Storage". Montgomery Scott wrote this particular regulation for Starfleet, but many years later admitted that it was a wee bit conservative.
TNG: Relics

Regulation 46A: "If transmissions are being monitored during battle, no uncoded messages on an open channel."
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Regulation 121, Section A: Authorizes the chief medical officer of a starship to relieve the captain of command if the captain is mentally or emotionally unfit.
Similar to Order 104, Section C
VOY: Year of Hell, Part II

Regulation 157, Section lll, Paragraph 18: Referring to time travel, "Starfleet officers shall take all necessary precautions to minimize any participation in historical events."
DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations

Regulation 191, Article 14: In a combat situation involving more than one ship, command falls to the vessel with tactical superiority.
VOY: Equinox, Part I

Regulation 476-9: "All away teams must report to the bridge at least once every 24 hours."
VOY: Once Upon A Time

Security Protocol 28, Subsection D: In the event of hostile take-over of a starship, the Emergency Medical Hologram is to deactivate and wait for rescue.
VOY: Message in a Bottle

Special Order 66715: Grants the Starfleet Internal Affairs Department authority to neutralize security threats to the Federation by whatever means necessary.
DS9: Inquisition

Starfleet Code section 12, paragraph 4: Prohibits commanding officers to go on away missions, but does not specify details.
Star Trek X: Nemesis

Starfleet Engineering Code: Requires a secondary backup for mission-critical components, in case the primary backup fails.
DS9: Destiny

Starfleet's Temporal Displacement Policy: Prohibits time-traveling personnel from interfering in past time lines.
DS9: Past Tense, Part I

Tactical Directive 36: The Captain will not engage a hostile force without the protection of a security officer.
VOY: Unimatrix Zero, Part I

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