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Rank insignia are generally used by races and cultures that wear uniforms. In humanoids, rank can be displayed by stripes (such as braid) on the sleeves or epaulet, or in the form of pins (like pips and lozenges), embroidered insignia and patches. These of course differ between civilizations.

Lists of rank insignia

Types

Braid

Braid (or rank stripes) are bands of fabric or metallic material designed to denote rank on a uniform. Starfleet in the 23rd century was known to use rank stripes on the sleeves and sometimes the epaulets, as was the US Navy and the mirror universe Terran Starfleet.

Chevron and rocker

Chevrons and rockers are stripe insignia used

Epaulet

Lozenge

Pip and lozenge

Pips are the small metal pins worn to denote rank, particularly on 24th century Starfleet uniforms.

Star

See also

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