Overly familiar platonic relationships are also banned, but are generally overlooked for much the same reason.
The regulation does not prohibit relationships between Starfleet personnel in different departments or specialties within the same unit, even in cases of rank difference, as the participants are not in the same direct chain of command.
In 2409 Captain Kanril Eleya, CO of the USS Bajor, became embroiled in a sexual relationship with her new operations officer, Lieutenant Commander Reshek Gaarra.
They knew this violated R-1138θ and were also informed of this by Commander Tesjha Phohl, Kanril's XO.
GO24 was an order delivered to a starship or fleet, requiring the systematic destruction of all life and habitation on a given planet, by means of orbital bombardment.
It could be given only by Starfleet Command with direct authentication from the President of the United Federation of Planets, or by subsequent officials in the presidential line of succession in the event that the President was dead or incapacitated. Kirk invoked GO24 towards Eminiar VII as part of an ultimatum to prevent the execution of his crew as part of the Eminiar-Vendikar War.
In late 2373 and early 2374 Captain Kathryn Janeway violated this regulation by allying with the Borg Collective against the Undine.
In year 2258 of the alternate reality, Ambassador Spock suggested to Cadet James T.
State regulation of e-commerce is currently seeking new territory in the online dating industry. states have responded to these concerns by proposing laws to regulate online dating services.
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Phohl followed the above interpretation and told them she would only report the violation if their relationship threatened the Bajor.
Ensign Kaitlyn Mc Millan and Lieutenant (jg) K'lak were also in violation of R-1138γ around the same time, but they convinced Kanril to overlook it on grounds that, as Mc Millan served as spotter to K'lak during away missions, their relationship actually improved ship functioning.
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To knowingly do so is considered treason against the Federation, and penalties upon conviction by the Starfleet Judge Advocate General's Corps are as follows: A Starfleet commanding officer who attempts this crime is required to be immediately removed from command by any Starfleet member present, by any means necessary, and incarcerated in the nearest holding facility available until trial.