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?


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 '15 at 18:54
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    On the other hand, he was head of security. – Acccumulation Jun 17 '19 at 22:09

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