Starfleet Uniforms & Insignia

Updated 4 July, 2011


The current Starfleet uniform consists of a black tunic with branch-coloured shoulders, and a 1cm wide branch colour stripe on the wrist. The tunic is worn with matching black trousers and black ankle-height boots. Branch colours are red for Command, gold for Operations, blue for Sciences and green for Ground Forces. All personnel within a department wear the branch colour of the parent branch.

Uniforms


Variants include a one-piece black jumpsuit with coloured shoulders favoured by many female officers. Other specialised uniform items are available, including cold-weather, desert and athletic wear. Some of the uniform options and variants in current service are shown below. All uniforms are shown in Command branch colours unless otherwise specified.

Duty Uniform
Tunic
Duty Uniform
Female
Duty Uniform
Skirt
Duty Uniform
Ground Forces
Duty Uniform
Flag Officers
Dress
Uniform
Mess Uniform
Flag Officers
Mess Uniform
Captains
Mess Uniform
Captains (Skirt)
Mess Uniform
Officers
Mess Uniform
CPOs
Mess Uniform
Ratings
Academy
Cadet/Middie
Security
Armour
Battledress
Uniform
Battledress
Uniform
Utility Fatigues
Away Team
Desert
Fatigues
Athletic
Fatigues
Gymnastic
Sweats
Covert Ops
Fatigues
Medical
Smock
Surgical Scrubs
Medical
Laboratory
Coat
Flight Display
Team
Cold Weather
Clothing
Utility Fatigues
Engineering
Engineering
Rad-Suit
Pre-Contact
Stealth Suit
Environmental
Suit


The Starfleet insignia is incorporated into the combadge and is worn on the left breast.

Combadge


Rank insignia is worn on the right collar of the tunic.

Officers wear a series of silver and silver-rimmed black pips. Flag ranks wear smaller silver pips surrounded by a black field.

Provisional rank insignia is worn by non-Starfleet personnel who have been been attached to a Starfleet unit in an officer capacity, and is worn with Starfleet uniforms. Members of other armed forces attached to Starfleet units usually wear their own rank insignia, and often wear their own service uniforms.

Cadets at Starfleet Academy wear a series of vertical silver bars denoting their academic year. Fourth year cadets serving on their cadet cruise are addressed as midshipmen.

Officers
Ratings
Provisional
Ensign
Crewman 3rd Class
Ensign
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Crewman 2nd Class
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Lieutenant
Crewman 1st Class
Lieutenant
Lieutenant Commander
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Lieutenant Commander
Commander
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Commander
Captain
Petty Officer 1st Class
Captain
Fleet Captain
Chief Petty Officer    
Commodore
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Starfleet Academy Cadets
Rear Admiral
Master Chief Petty Officer
First Year Cadet
Vice Admiral    
Second Year Cadet
Admiral    
Third Year Cadet
Fleet Admiral    
Fourth Year Cadet


All Starfleet personnel are issued a unique identification card. This card has a small holographic image of the bearer and identifies the bearer by name, rank and branch. In addition, the card contains an isolinear memory chip with the bearer's medical records and career documents and encrypted identity codes.

(Card design adapted from Morrow Project ID cards by Brannon W. Boren.
Brannon's original
Morrow Project cards can be seen at his site.
Design used by permission.)

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This page ©2011 Owen E. Oulton
Thanks to "Captain Daniel Hunter," Volker Maiwald, Daniel Stack, "Modem" and Daniel Angulo for their help in pointing out uniforms I'd missed or got wrong.