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The late 2270s saw yet another major change in uniform style and rank. The uniform consisted of a maroon jacket with a frontal placket that was affixed in place by a shoulder strap that denoted department and rank. Rank was determined by a pin, that varied with each rank. The rank pin was also affixed to a specific location on the sleeve of the jacket, next to another strap that had pins that denoted years of service within Starfleet. This rank system stayed in use until the 2350s when Starfleet retired the uniform style in favor of a utilitarian one piece jumpsuit.

By the year 2278, the crew of the USS Bozeman had begun to wear this style of rank insignia. (TNG episode: "Cause and Effect")

These stylized rank markings continued to be used until around the year 2350 on the USS Stargazer. By the year 2355, Stargazer personnel had switched to a new issue of uniforms and insignia. (TNG episodes: "Family", "The Battle")

Division code

departmental color codes
command flight-engineering
(admin, pilot, engineer)
sciences-operations
(ops, science & tactical)
medical security military special services student/provisional
2273 Ep Whi 2278 flt 2278 svc 2273 Ep Gre 2270s-2350 Ep Sec 2278 mil 2278 spsvc 2270s-2350s cadet

Rank insignia

enlisted uniform
grade command specialty flight-engineering
(admin, pilot, engineer)
sciences-operations
(ops, science & tactical)
medical security military special services sleeve insignia
(all divisions)
crewman[1] 2270s-2350 cmd crew[1] 2270s-2350 flight crew[1][2] 2270s-2350 svc crew[1] 2270s-2350 med crew[1] 2270s-2350 sec crew[1] 2270s-2350 mil crew[1] 2270s-2350 sup crew[1] 2270s-2350 crew sleeve[1]
petty officer second class[1] 2270s-2350 cmd po2[1] 2270s-2350 flight po2[1] 2270s-2350 svc po2[1] 2270s-2350 med po2[1] 2270s-2350 sec po2[1] 2270s-2350 mil po2[1] 2270s-2350 sup po2[1] 2270s-2350 po2 sleeve[1]
petty officer first class[1] 2270s-2350 cmd po1[1] 2270s-2350 flight po1[1] 2270s-2350 svc po1[1] 2270s-2350 med po1[1] 2270s-2350 sec po1[1] 2270s-2350 mil po1[1] 2270s-2350 sup po1[1] 2270s-2350 po1 sleeve[1]
chief petty officer[1] 2270s-2350 cmd cpo[1] 2270s-2350 flight cpo[1] 2270s-2350 svc cpo[1] 2270s-2350 med cpo[1] 2270s-2350 sec cpo[1] 2270s-2350 mil cpo[1] 2270s-2350 sup cpo[1] 2270s-2350 cpo sleeve[1]
senior chief petty officer[1] 2270s-2350 cmd scpo[1] 2270s-2350 flight scpo[1] 2270s-2350 svc scpo[1] 2270s-2350 med scpo[1] 2270s-2350 sec scpo[1] 2270s-2350 mil scpo[1] 2270s-2350 sup scpo[1] 2270s-2350 scpo sleeve[1]
master chief petty officer second class[3] 2270s-2350 cmd mcpo2[3] 2270s-2350 flight mcpo2[3] 2270s-2350 svc mcpo2[3] 2270s-2350 med mcpo2[3] 2270s-2350 sec mcpo2[3] 2270s-2350 mil mcpo2[3] 2270s-2350 sup mcpo2[3] 2270s-2350 mcpo2 sleeve[3]
master chief petty officer[1] 2270s-2350 cmd mcpo[1] 2270s-2350 flight mcpo[1][4] 2270s-2350 svc mcpo[1] 2270s-2350 med mcpo[1] 2270s-2350 sec mcpo[1] 2270s-2350 mil mcpo[1] 2270s-2350 sup mcpo[1] 2270s-2350 mcpo sleeve[1]
officer's uniform
grade command flight-engineering
(admin, pilot, engineer)
sciences-operations
(ops, science & tactical)
medical security military special services sleeve insignia
(all divisions)
ensign[1] 2270s-2350 cmd ensign[1][5] 2270s-2350 Eng Ens[1][6] 2270s-2350 service ensign[1][7] 2270s-2350 med ensign[1] 2270s-2350 sec ens[1] 2270s-2350 mil ens[1] 2270s-2350 sup ens[1] 2270s-2350 ens sleeve[1]
ensign first class[8] 2270s-2350 cmd ens1c[8] 2270s-2350 flight ens1c[8] 2270s-2350 svc ens1c[8] 2270s-2350 med ens1c[8] 2270s-2350 sec ens1c[8] 2270s-2350 mil ens1c[8] 2270s-2350 sup ens1c[8] 2270s-2350 ens1c sleeve[8]
lieutenant junior grade[1] 2270s-2350 cmd ltjg[1][9] 2270s-2350 Eng Lt jg[1][10] 2270s-2350 service ltjg[1][11] 2270s-2350 med ltjg[1][12] 2270s-2350 sec ltjg[1] 2270s-2350 mil ltjg[1] 2270s-2350 sup ltjg[1] 2270s-2350 ltjg sleeve[1]
lieutenant[1] 2270s-2350 cmd lt[1][13] 2270s-2350 eng lt[1][14] 2270s-2350 service lt[1][15] 2270s-2350 med lt[1] 2270s-2350 sec lt[1] 2270s-2350 mil lt[1] 2270s-2350 sup lt[1] 2270s-2350 lt sleeve[1]
lieutenant commander[1] 2270s-2350 cmd ltcmdr[1][16] 2270s-2350 flight lcdr[1][17] 2285 Lt Cmdr Ep Grey[1][18] 2270s-2350 med lcdr[1] 2270s-2350 sec lcdr[1] 2270s-2350 mil lcdr[1] 2270s-2350 sup lcdr[1] 2270s-2350 lcdr sleeve[1]
commander[1] TWOK commander[1][19] 2270s-2350 flight cmdr[1][20] Rank starfleet 2270s-2350s sciences-operations commander shoulder[1][21] 2285 Cmdr Med[22] 2270s-2350 sec cmdr[1] 2270s-2350 mil cmdr[1] 2270s-2350 sup cmdr[1] 2270s-2350 cmdr sleeve[1]
captain[1] 2285 Capt Ep Whi[1][23] 2270s-2350 flight capt[1][24] 2270s-2350 service capt[1][25] 2270s-2350 med capt[1] 2270s-2350 sec capt[1] 2270s-2350 mil capt[1] 2270s-2350 sup capt[1] 2270s-2350 capt sleeve[1]
fleet captain[3] 2270s-2350 cmd fcapt[26] 2270s fcapt sleeve[3]
flag officer's uniform
grade command flight-engineering
(admin, pilot, engineer)
sciences-operations
(ops, science & tactical)
medical security military special services sleeve insignia
(all divisions)
commodore/one star admiral[1] 2285 Comm Ep Whi[1][27] 2270s-2350 flight cdore[1] 2270s-2350 service cdore[1] 2270s-2350 med cdore[1] 2270s-2350 sec cdore[1] 2270s-2350 mil cdore[1] 2270s-2350 sup cdore[1] 2270s-2350 cdore sleeve[1]
rear admiral[1] 2270s-2350 cmd radm[1][28] 2270s-2350 flight radm[1] 2270s-2350 service radm[1] 2270s-2350 med radm[1] 2270s-2350 sec radm[1] 2270s-2350 mil radm[1] 2270s-2350 sup radm[1] 2270s-2350 radm sleeve[1]
vice admiral[1] 2270s-2350 cmd vadm[1][29] 2270s-2350 flight vadm[1] 2270s-2350 service vadm[1] 2270s-2350 med vadm[1] 2270s-2350 sec vadm[1] 2270s-2350 mil vadm[1] 2270s-2350 sup vadm[1] 2270s-2350 vadm sleeve[1]
four star admiral[1] Admiral 2280s[1][30] 2270s-2350 flight 4adm[1] 2270s-2350 service 4adm[1] 2270s-2350 med 4adm[1] 2270s-2350 sec 4adm[1] 2270s-2350 mil 4adm[1] 2270s-2350 sup 4adm[1] 2270s-2350 4adm sleeve[1]
fleet admiral[1] 2285 Flt Adm Ep Whi[1][31] 2270s-2350 fadm sleeve[1]
commander-in-chief (grand admiral) 2270s-2350 gadm sleeve[32]

Specialties

2270s-2350 commanding sciops ltjg

Department head sci-ops lieutenant junior grade's shoulder strap.

2270s-2350 commanding sciops ltjg alt

Department head sci-ops lieutenant junior grade's shoulder strap.

Sometimes, a crewmember or officer may wear a special insignia that shows their proficiency in a specialty or their leadership of their detachment.

For example, a command specialist who also has a specialty in science-operations can wear the white uniform tabs of their command discipline with an angular slash of the gray color of a sciences-operations uniform tab.

Conversely, a department head can wear the uniform tab color of their service division, with a white slash to denote their seniority in that division's leadership.

While it was intended that the shoulder strap and sleeve band would match, some slash pieces were omitted in canon productions due to the complexity of organizing the reuse of preexisting uniform pieces. In particular, costumer notes on how the colors would be used had Saavik wear grey sci-ops slashes on her command-white shoulder strap and sleeve band in The Search for Spock, but the shoulder slash ended up being omitted.

Provisional insignia

2270s-2350 svc trainee ens

Trainee sci-ops ensign's shoulder strap.

2270s-2350 cmd-red commodore

Teacher's commodore shoulder strap.

In addition to the array of enlisted, officer and flag officer insignia, there are also variations to distinguish those who are undergoing instruction. A red division tab or collar denotes a trainee who holds only provisional status or rank. The red insignia can be further denoted with a specialty-color slash to show personnel specialty. Conversely, an instructor may wear their normal divisional uniform with red bands to show their responsibility as a teacher.

While it was intended that the collar, shoulder strap and sleeve band would all match, some slash pieces were omitted in canon productions due to the complexity of organizing the reuse of preexisting uniform pieces. In particular, Valeris had her trainee insignia omitted altogether despite wearing a trainee collar. According to the original costumer notes on how the colors would be used, Saavik wore white command slashes on her trainee-red shoulder strap and sleeve band in The Wrath of Khan, but the shoulder slash ended being omitted.

Appendices

Connections

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See also: Federation Starfleet ranksUnited Earth Starfleet ranksMACO ranks

References

  1. 1.000 1.001 1.002 1.003 1.004 1.005 1.006 1.007 1.008 1.009 1.010 1.011 1.012 1.013 1.014 1.015 1.016 1.017 1.018 1.019 1.020 1.021 1.022 1.023 1.024 1.025 1.026 1.027 1.028 1.029 1.030 1.031 1.032 1.033 1.034 1.035 1.036 1.037 1.038 1.039 1.040 1.041 1.042 1.043 1.044 1.045 1.046 1.047 1.048 1.049 1.050 1.051 1.052 1.053 1.054 1.055 1.056 1.057 1.058 1.059 1.060 1.061 1.062 1.063 1.064 1.065 1.066 1.067 1.068 1.069 1.070 1.071 1.072 1.073 1.074 1.075 1.076 1.077 1.078 1.079 1.080 1.081 1.082 1.083 1.084 1.085 1.086 1.087 1.088 1.089 1.090 1.091 1.092 1.093 1.094 1.095 1.096 1.097 1.098 1.099 1.100 1.101 1.102 1.103 1.104 1.105 1.106 1.107 1.108 1.109 1.110 1.111 1.112 1.113 1.114 1.115 1.116 1.117 1.118 1.119 1.120 1.121 1.122 1.123 1.124 1.125 1.126 1.127 1.128 1.129 1.130 1.131 1.132 1.133 1.134 1.135 1.136 1.137 1.138 1.139 1.140 1.141 1.142 1.143 1.144 1.145 Rank name and insignia described in TOS movie: The Wrath of Khan costume designer notes.
  2. Samno. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Rank name and insignia from ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia.
  4. MCPO Janice Rand. (TOS movie: The Voyage Home)
  5. Ensign Jean-Luc Picard (TNG episode: "Tapestry")
  6. Ensign Cortin Zweller (TNG episode: "Tapestry")
  7. Ensign Marta Batanides (TNG episode: "Tapestry")
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Rank name and insignia from TOS comic: "Who's Who in Star Trek, Issue 2".
  9. Lieutenant Junior Grade Saavik (TOS movie: The Search for Spock)
  10. Janice Rand (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country)
  11. Lieutenant Junior Grade Nina Popov (TOS comic: "Class Reunion")
  12. Lieutenant Ian Troi (TNG episode: "Dark Page")
  13. Lieutenant Commander Lojur (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country)
  14. Valeris (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country)
  15. Commander Hikaru Sulu (TOS movie: The Wrath of Khan)
  16. Commander Nyota Uhura (TOS movie: The Wrath of Khan)
  17. Commander Leonard McCoy (TOS movie: The Wrath of Khan)
  18. Captain Spock (TOS movie: The Wrath of Khan)
  19. Captain Montgomery Scott (TOS movie: The Search for Spock)
  20. Admiral James T. Kirk (TOS movie: The Wrath of Khan)
  21. Commander-in-Chief William Smillie. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country)

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