Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Starfleet Security

Starfleet Security is an agency of the Starfleet in the science fiction universe of Star Trek. Starfleet Security is first introduced in the original Star Trek with the USS Enterprise's compliment of security guards, many of whom meet quick deaths at the hands of an enemy alien.
Starfleet Security is later explored with the characters of Worf and Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Starfleet Security has also been discussed at length in Pocket Books novels and numerous Star trek technicial manuals. The most recent Star Trek incarnation, Star Trek Enterprise, deals with the origins of Starfleet Security with the weapons and tactical personnel of the Earth Starfleet....

In the 23rd century, Starfleet Security had become an established corps of the Starfleet, apparetly an entirely separate career path from regular (or "Line") personnel of the Starfleet. During this time, most of Starfleet Security was assigned as security guards onboard Starfleet vessels and space stations. The divisional uniform color of such persnnel was red, leading Starfleet Security personnel to be commonly deemed by the phrase "redshirts" (this term became obsolete in the 24th century, when Starfleet Security adopted gold as thier divisional color). The task of Starfleet Security was also extremely dangerous, especially when providing security to landing parties on unexplored planets. The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), for instance, racked up a noticable number of security guards killed in the line of duty during the ship's five year mission under James T. Kirk....

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