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Members of the USS Cerritos crew in standard uniform

By 2380, a new Starfleet uniform was concurrently added to the existing design that was introduced during the mid-2370s.

The 2380s standard uniform, worn alongside the 2370s standard uniform

This newer uniform was used on California- and Parliament-class starships, starbases, and planetary facilities, while the previous uniform continued to be used into the early 2380s aboard capital ships – such as the USS Titan and USS Archimedes – and Starbase 25. (LD: "Second Contact", "No Small Parts", "An Embarrassment Of Dooplers")

Approximately two years later, a newer uniform entered service. (PIC: "The End is the Beginning", "Nepenthe")

Standard duty uniform

The standard duty uniform retained the color scheme and rank insignia previously established during the 2350s, with the addition of a white accent between the neck area and the division coloring and a had a double-breasted flap. Rank insignia were worn on the right side of the collar, while a combadge was worn over the left breast. The combadge lacked the gold oblong backing present in its previous design, and featured only the Starfleet delta: a badge design not seen since the 2260s. (LD: "Second Contact", et al.)

By 2382, this type of combadge had not replaced the previous style at Starfleet Command or other Federation facilities. (PIC: "Maps and Legends", "The End is the Beginning", "Nepenthe")

Additionally, the standard uniform could be tailored to accommodate members of certain non-humanoid species, such as cetaceans. (LD: "First First Contact")

Boots

Some of the boots worn by Starfleet officers

The standard boots worn by Starfleet officers were predominantly black, with division coloring on the top edges and soles. Their undersides featured the Starfleet delta with a "shooting star" pattern beneath it. Medical-oriented sciences division officers wore similarly-styled white boots with blue division coloring, while other sciences officers wore the standard black boots. (LD: "Second Contact", et al.)

Undergarments

During a second contact mission on Galardon, Ensigns Beckett Mariner and Brad Boimler stripped down to their underwear as part of Mariner's plan of using their uniforms to lure and trap a spider cow. (LD: "Second Contact")

Additionally, undershirts were often worn beneath the uniform jacket. These shirts came in t-shirt and tank top styles, and ranged in color from white to khaki. (LD: "Second Contact", "Envoys", "Terminal Provocations", "Much Ado About Boimler", "No Small Parts")

Officers also wore standard-issue socks that were predominantly white, with taupe-colored toes and heels. (LD: "No Small Parts")

Other variants

Ensign Peanut Hamper with a sciences division standard duty uniform variant applied to her body

Ensign Peanut Hamper, an exocomp, had the white accent and appropriate division coloring applied onto her body, including her "shoes". Her variant included the appropriate rank insignia, as well as a Starfleet delta or combadge, but lacked the standard uniform's double-breasted design and black "shoulders". (LD: "No Small Parts")

Cadet uniform

A cadet serving aboard the Cerritos in 2381

The cadet's uniform was similar to the uniform seen in the 2370s, but lacked a divisional color on its shoulder area. Instead, it had a black shoulder area, making it appear similar to the acting ensign uniform worn by Wesley Crusher from 2365 to 2366. Unlike the previous uniform style, there were no class indicators on this uniform. (LD: "wej Duj")

Flag officer uniform

An admiral in 2380

The flag officer's uniform was very similar to the standard uniform, with golden epaulet-like patches on the shoulders, and yellow-gold accents between the neck area and command division coloring. Unlike the previous few styles, rank insignia were only worn on the right side of the collar, rather than on both sides. (LD: "Second Contact", "Temporal Edict", "Moist Vessel", "Crisis Point")

Dress uniform

At least two dress uniform options were worn alongside this uniform variant.

Type A

Ensign Boimler holding up two command division "skant" dress uniforms in 2381

The first dress uniform style was very similar to the ones worn from 2370 to 2374, with the addition of a white accent between the neck area and division coloring that mirrored the design of the standard duty uniform. Brad Boimler referred to this uniform as a "skant". In 2381, Boimler considered wearing this option, but Beckett Mariner said that "nobody [wore] those anymore". (LD: "Envoys", "An Embarrassment Of Dooplers")

Type B

Ensigns Boimler and Mariner wearing the white dress uniforms in 2381

The second option, which was available by 2381, was a white and gold version of the standard duty uniform, with matching boots, reminiscent of the previous dress uniform, with the wearer's division denoted by colored cuffs on the sleeves of the jacket. (LD: "An Embarrassment Of Dooplers")

Division 14 uniform

The crew of the Division 14 ship Osler

Members of Division 14 wore special uniforms that were similar to the standard duty uniforms, except that they were gray in color, lacked a double-breasted design, and displayed no visible rank insignia. Additionally, a black capelet was worn as part of the uniform, which either had the Starfleet delta emblazoned on it, or was used to hold the wearer's combadge. A black face covering resembling a surgical mask could also be worn with the uniform. Like the standard uniforms of this era, the Division 14 uniform could also be tailored to accommodate members of certain non-humanoid species, such as Edosians. (LD: "Much Ado About Boimler")

Specialty attire

Body armor

A security guard at the museum on Vulcan

Security officers stationed at the Vulcan museum wore armored, maroon-colored uniforms that were similar to the ones worn by security personnel in the mid-2270s. (LD: "Veritas")

Bog condition waders

Captain Amina Ramsey, three of her crew members, and Mariner putting on bog condition waders

For missions on bog planets, olive-green waders could could be worn with a belt over the standard uniform, to keep it from getting wet. The wearer's combadge was affixed to the outside of the waders. (LD: "Much Ado About Boimler")

Casual duty attire

Dr. Migleemo in a suit

Certain officers, such as counselors, wore non-uniform attire with a Starfleet combadge, but no visible rank insignia. (LD: "Crisis Point", et al.)

Covert ops attire

Shaxs, Carol Freeman, and Jack Ransom in covert ops attire

During this era, Starfleet officers taking part in certain covert missions wore a black, tight-fitting, jumpsuit-style uniform with a hood.

This type of uniform lacked an insignia or any kind of outwardly identifying marks, similar to the ones worn in the 2360s. Single-sleeved and sleeveless variants of this attire also existed, which could be worn with additional accoutrements. (LD: "Much Ado About Boimler", "Veritas")

Medical attire

Lab coat

Dr. T'Ana in her lab coat

Certain officers in the medical division, such as the chief medical officer, wore lab coats over their sciences division uniforms. (LD: "Second Contact", et al.)

Sickbay patient gown

Ensign Mariner in a sickbay patient gown

When Ensign Mariner was taken to sickbay to be treated for a stab wound following a mission to Gelrak V, she wore a white patient gown. (LD: "Temporal Edict")

Wetsuit

Holographic representations of the Cerritos' command crew in wetsuits, with Boimler in a standard uniform

Charcoal-colored wetsuits could be worn by officers partaking in aquatic activities, such as riding on hydroscoots. (LD: "Crisis Point")

Rank insignia

Ensign pip
Ensign
Lieutenant junior grade pips
Lieutenant junior grade
Lieutenant pips
Lieutenant
Lieutenant commander pips
Lieutenant commander
Commander pips
Commander
Captain pips
Captain
Admiral pips
Admiral

Appendices

Appearances

  • LD: Every episode

Background information

This uniform was based on a rejected Robert Blackman design for Star Trek Generations. According to Mike McMahan, "there were kind of like designs that were used across all the series and we wanted to do something that felt like if you saw somebody cosplaying it, you would immediately be like "that’s TNG and that has to be the animated show," but it doesn’t not look Starfleet. I also just love that flap."

With regards to the transition into the Picard uniform, "There is a lot of stuff going on with Picard. Picard is doing a lot. What I’ll say is, if you are on a California class ship in the year 2380, you better be wearing that uniform." [1]

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