In the 2260s, the style of uniforms were changed slightly to introduce a new variety of colors into the uniform. Instead of the dull mustard, gray, and blue colors of the 2250s, the three separate divisions were given the bright colors of blue, red, and gold.

cadet's uniform
grade
(sleeve insignia)
cadets, all divisions low visibility
(all divisions)
general wear
enlisted-trainee[1]
Uniform sleeve.[2] Uniform sleeve.[3]
junior cadet[4] Uniform sleeve.[2][4] Uniform sleeve.[3][4]
midshipman[4] Uniform sleeve.[2][4] Uniform sleeve.[3][4]
enlisted uniform
grade
(shoulder insignia)
command division[5] operations division[6] sciences division[7] low visibility
(all divisions)
general wear/crewman recruit[1] Uniform sleeve.[8]
Uniform shoulder.[4]
Uniform sleeve.[9]
Uniform shoulder.[4]
Uniform sleeve.[10]
Uniform shoulder.[4]
Uniform sleeve.[11]
Uniform shoulder.[4]
Uniform sleeve.[12]
Uniform shoulder.[4]
Uniform sleeve.[3]
Uniform shoulder.[4]
crewman 2nd class[4] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][9] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][11] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][3]
crewman 1st class[4] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][9] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][11] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][3]
petty officer 2nd class[4] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][9] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][11] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][3]
petty officer 1st class[4] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][9] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][11] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][3]
chief petty officer[4] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][9] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][11] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][3]
senior chief petty officer[4] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][9] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][11] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][3]
master chief petty officer[4] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][9] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][11] Uniform shoulder.[4] Uniform shoulder.[4][3]
warrant officer's uniform
grade
(sleeve insignia)
command division[5] operations division[6] sciences division[7] low visibility
(all divisions)
warrant officer[4] Uniform sleeve.[4] Uniform sleeve.[4][9] Uniform sleeve.[4] Uniform sleeve.[4][11] Uniform sleeve.[4] Uniform sleeve.[3][4]
chief warrant officer[4] Uniform sleeve.[4] Uniform sleeve.[4][9] Uniform sleeve.[4] Uniform sleeve.[4][11] Uniform sleeve.[4] Uniform sleeve.[3][4]
officer's uniform
grade
(sleeve insignia)
command division[5] operations division[6] sciences division[7] low visibility
(all divisions)
ensign/general wear[1] Uniform sleeve.[8] Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve.[10] Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve.[12] Uniform sleeve.[3]
lieutenant junior grade[1] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
lieutenant[1] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
lieutenant commander[1] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
commander[1] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
captain[1] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve.[13] Uniform sleeve.[3]
fleet captain/vice commodore Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve.
flag officer's uniform
grade
(sleeve insignia)
command division operations division sciences division low visibility
(all divisions)
admiral grade insignia[14] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
commodore/one star admiral[1] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
rear admiral Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
vice admiral[1] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
four star admiral Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[11] Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[3]
fleet admiral Uniform sleeve. Uniform sleeve.[9] Uniform sleeve.[3]

Alternate[edit | edit source]

Alternate Kirk's insignia.

In one alternate reality, a version of James T. Kirk existed, serving in Starfleet with a variant uniform from the standard universe. Kirk's boots, pants and collar were umber instead of black, and his tunic division color was purple. The doppelganger's insignia as captain was identical to the real Kirk's. (TOS comic: "The Choice")

Federation Starfleet rank eras
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. 2160s2230s2240s-2260s2260s2270s2278-2350s2350s-2360s2360s-2370s2370s-2380searly 2380s2386-2400s29th centuryalternate histories: alternate reality 2250salternate reality 2390s/2400s Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
See also: Federation Starfleet ranksUnited Earth Starfleet ranksMACO ranks

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Insignia used in TOS.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Uniform style on cadet on Deep Space Station K-7. (TOS episode: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; DS9 episode: "Trials and Tribble-ations")
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 Low-visibility uniform style on special operations team. (TOS - Unlimited comic: "None But the Brave")
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 4.40 4.41 4.42 4.43 4.44 4.45 4.46 4.47 4.48 4.49 4.50 4.51 4.52 4.53 4.54 4.55 4.56 4.57 4.58 4.59 4.60 4.61 4.62 4.63 4.64 4.65 4.66 4.67 4.68 4.69 4.70 4.71 4.72 4.73 4.74 Rank insignia derived from FASA RPG module: Cadet's Orientation Sourcebook
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gold uniforms for command division based on observations, stated in DS9 episode: "Trials and Tribble-ations".
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Red uniforms for operations division based on observations, stated in DS9 episode: "Trials and Tribble-ations".
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Blue uniforms for sciences division based on observations of TOS.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Crewman Green; Ensign Pavel Chekov. (TOS episodes: "The Man Trap", "Catspaw")
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 Green substituted for gold command uniforms in variants worn by James T. Kirk, et al. (TOS episode: "Charlie X", etc.)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Crewman Edward Rayburn; Lieutenant Marla McGivers; Ensign Rizzo (TOS episodes: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "Space Seed", "Obsession")
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 Beige substituted for red ops uniforms in variants worn by outpost officers. (TOS episodes: "Arena", "Balance of Terror")
  12. 12.0 12.1 Crewman Sturgeon; Lieutenant Charlene Masters; Ensign Christine Chapel (TOS episodes: "The Man Trap", "The Alternative Factor", "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
  13. Elizabeth Cassady (ST comic: "Mission's End")
  14. Insignia used in Star Fleet Technical Manual without explanation of difference from canon admiral insignia.
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