Away team

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Away teams are generally accompanied by a security officer, either the head of security or [[Red Shirt|redshirts]]. It is a violation of Starfleet regulations to allow a senior officer to disembark without an armed escort.<ref>''[[Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan]]''</ref>
 
Away teams are generally accompanied by a security officer, either the head of security or [[Red Shirt|redshirts]]. It is a violation of Starfleet regulations to allow a senior officer to disembark without an armed escort.<ref>''[[Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan]]''</ref>
  
If an away team encounters hostility, the general practice is to '''retreat'''. This is typically the most intelligent decision, since away team weapons are comparable to those of a modern police officer, and in most cases would be insufficient against a large group of heavily armed locals. An orbiting starship may maintain a transporter lock on its away team, enabling it to beam the team away at the first hint of trouble. Any away mission involves risk, however, due to the many phenomena that can interfere with transporter function.
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If an away team encounters hostility, the general practice is to '''retreat'''. This is typically the most intelligent decision, since away team weapons are comparable to those of a modern police officer, and in most cases they would be insufficient against a large group of heavily armed locals. An orbiting starship may maintain a transporter lock on its away team, enabling it to beam the team away at the first hint of trouble. Any away mission involves risk, however, due to the many phenomena that can interfere with transporter function.
  
 
===Wartime Use===
 
===Wartime Use===

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