Letters of Commendation

Letters of Commendation are granted to members of Starfleet who commit acts of meritorious service that do not warrant the honor of a medal. Such commendations are commonly awarded for the following reasons:

  • Exemplary Service
  • Outstanding Performance of Duties Under Extreme Conditions
  • Outstanding Performance of Duties
  • Bravery
  • Valor
  • Courage
  • Excellence in Administrative Duties
  • Victory Against Overwhelming Odds
  • Lifesaving
  • Honorable Acts
  • Charitable Acts
  • Creative Thinking

Commendations are awarded by one of three distinct levels of authority in the Federation Starfleet. They are as follows in descending order of greatest to least prestigious:

Starfleet Command Letter of Commendation Admiral's Letter of Commendation Captain's Letter of Commendation
Starfleet Command Letter Admiral's Letter Captain's Letter