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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 76
05-07-2010, 02:42 PM
Originally Posted by Khemaraa_Iron_Hand_KBF View Post
gads this is a long thread. SO, just a quick heads up.. Scotty wore gold in because Scotty is a command grade officer (In ST-III he is refered to as a Captain of Engineering.) But I saw a great many engineering tunics with a Black Collar. (The Black Gang? rference to early steam powered ocean surface ships powered by coal...Most navys gave them black uniforms that would hide the worst of the coal dust)

Ahh starfleet, all about tradition ya know?
Black designates Enlisted Crewmen or Non-Commissioned Officers as well as Security. You can see them all over the place, not just in Engineering.

Before anyone points this out, the Dark Green collars specified for Security on Memory Alpha actually appear to designate specifically Medical or Psychiatric Security as they only appear in The Search for Spock at the psychiatric facility that McCoy is being held in. The rest of the security officers seen throughout the film series wear Black collars.