I have recently been binge watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. I notice Lieutenant Worf recommends Red Alert quite often. When he does, Captain Picard shuts him down. I don't recall seeing Picard ever taking Worf's Red Alert advice. Commander Riker calls Red Alert with no problem, he doesn't even have to ask Picard. My question is: Has Worf ever been allowed to call Red Alert/ has his recommendation to go to Red Alert ever been approved?


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On the Enterprise, Lieutenant Worf wasn't usually in charge. He was outranked by Riker, Data, La Forge and latterly, Troi. As such he wasn't really in a position to call for Red Alert.

Lieutenant Commander Worf called for Red Alert on DS9 when he was in command of the Defiant on at least one occasion though.

WORF: Red alert. Captain Sisko to the Bridge. All hands battle stations.

  • This is a great answer, I was originally thinking only of TNG, but this was a grat pull. I'll accept it in a couple of days if no one can cite an example of it happening in TNG.
    – Ben Plont
    Dec 13, 2015 at 18:54
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    On the other hand, he was head of security. Jun 17, 2019 at 22:09

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