The wardroom is the mess-cabin of naval commissioned officers above the rank of Midshipman. The term the wardroom is also used to refer to those individuals with the right to occupy that wardroom, meaning “the officers of the wardroom”. It provides a place of recreation as well as being a dining room. Ships of the US Navy have not allowed alcohol consumption onboard since 1913. Wardrooms have rules governing etiquette. Traditionally considered taboo are three topics: politics, religion, and sex. On large ships in peacetime, talking about professional business is frowned upon. It is also considered inappropriate to perform work or to meet with subordinates in a wardroom.