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Lt. Commander
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# 11
02-16-2010, 06:24 PM
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Command:
  • Command Officers
  • Navigation Officers (Helmsmen)
  • Tactical Officers
TOS COLOR: Gold
TNG-VOY COLOR: Red


Operations:
  • Communications Officers
  • Engineering Officers
  • Security Officers
TOS COLOR: Red
TNG-VOY COLOR: Gold


Science:
  • Mission Specialists/Technicians
  • Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Planetary Science, Physics, etc.)
  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Medicine, Psychiatry, etc.)
TOS COLOR: Light Blue
TNG-VOY COLOR: Blue
Lt. Commander
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# 12
02-16-2010, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Skinmeister View Post
If you're looking for an actual answer instead of inane rambling, in STO security are considered part of tactical.
1. So if security in STO is tactical division, should their uniform color be changed to gold or has there been any in-game mention of security now wearing red instead of gold?

2. Do you feel that the skills a tactical officer learns best reflect a security officer, or do you feel that the skills an engineering officer learns are more in-tune with security?
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# 13
02-16-2010, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarnin View Post
CLICKY for answers.

Command:
  • Command Officers
  • Navigation Officers (Helmsmen)
  • Tactical Officers
TOS COLOR: Gold
TNG-VOY COLOR: Red


Operations:
  • Communications Officers
  • Engineering Officers
  • Security Officers
TOS COLOR: Red
TNG-VOY COLOR: Gold


Science:
  • Mission Specialists/Technicians
  • Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Planetary Science, Physics, etc.)
  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Medicine, Psychiatry, etc.)
TOS COLOR: Light Blue
TNG-VOY COLOR: Blue

This man is 100% correct...well memory alpha is.
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# 14
02-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorSTAFF
So if security in STO is tactical division...
They aren't.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorSTAFF
Do you feel that the skills a tactical officer learns best reflect a security officer, or do you feel that the skills an engineering officer learns are more in-tune with security?
Since you can't mix and match skills from different classes on the same BO this really is a moot point. My suggestion would be to make a couple engineers and a couple tactical officers, give them all yellow shirts and call them ship security. Unless you're in a TOS ship. Then give them red shirts and allow them to die as often as possible.
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# 15
02-16-2010, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarnin View Post
They aren't.


Since you can't mix and match skills from different classes on the same BO this really is a moot point. My suggestion would be to make a couple engineers and a couple tactical officers, give them all yellow shirts and call them ship security. Unless you're in a TOS ship. Then give them red shirts and allow them to die as often as possible.
It is more that I want a security chief, not a security team. I want to figure out whether to recruit another tactical officer to serve as security chief, or an engineering officer to serve as security chief.
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# 16
02-16-2010, 07:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by VGer View Post
This man is 100% correct...well memory alpha is.
Actually, just 99% correct.

Quote:
Command:
Command Officers
Navigation Officers (Helmsmen)
Tactical Officers
TOS COLOR: Gold
The Command color in TOS was green. The on-duty uniform props are a shade of yellowish-green ("Avocado" was the official label) that photographed as gold under the studio lights and on the film stock used, but the color for TOS Command division is green. The different material used for the dress uniforms photographed much truer to its actual color, and they are quite clearly green.

Two other captains and a commodore appear in TOS wearing this green dress uniform color, as well as Commodore April in TAS.

There is no instance of a gold dress uniform in production TOS, to the best of my knowledge.
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# 17
02-16-2010, 07:04 PM
Tuvok from voyager wore yellow, he was the security officer, and fired all the weapons.
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# 18
02-16-2010, 07:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorSTAFF
It is more that I want a security chief, not a security team. I want to figure out whether to recruit another tactical officer to serve as security chief, or an engineering officer to serve as security chief.
Ah. Get a tactical officer for your security chief. Give him a gold shirt though

Quote:
Originally Posted by Summit View Post
Tuvok from voyager wore yellow, he was the security officer, and fired all the weapons.
Yep. Tuvok was the ships chief of security as well as the ships tactical officer. As was Worf. As was Tasha Yar.

Kinda like how Data was chief of operations, but knew more about science than anybody else on the Enterprise.
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# 19
02-17-2010, 09:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarnin View Post
Yep. Tuvok was the ships chief of security as well as the ships tactical officer. As was Worf. As was Tasha Yar.
Sadly, my gold shirted tactical officer who is meant to be my chief of security sits in the First Officers chair on my bridge. My Chief Engineer stands at that station Worf and Tasha stood at. So whoever set up the slots for BOs on bridges thought engineers should stand where security should stand.

le sigh
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# 20
02-17-2010, 09:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarnin View Post
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Command:
  • Command Officers
  • Navigation Officers (Helmsmen)
  • Tactical Officers
TOS COLOR: Gold
TNG-VOY COLOR: Red


Operations:
  • Communications Officers
  • Engineering Officers
  • Security Officers
TOS COLOR: Red
TNG-VOY COLOR: Gold


Science:
  • Mission Specialists/Technicians
  • Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Planetary Science, Physics, etc.)
  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Medicine, Psychiatry, etc.)
TOS COLOR: Light Blue
TNG-VOY COLOR: Blue
This is correct insofar as the TOS and TNG eras are concerned. STO again shifts the colors around. You will notice that there is no 'Command' division now, for example. Everyone is Tactical, Science, or Engineering.

I suspect there is no 'canon' answer for how things are in STO (unless it's somewhere on the site and I've missed it), but the divisions I roll with are:

Red: Tactical and Security
Blue: Science and Medical
Gold: Engineering and Operations (communications/helm etc)

Edit: To break it down further by BO:

- My Captain is Sciences and wear Blue.
- Her XO is Tactical and wears Red
- The Chief (Petty Officer) of Security is Tactical and in Red
- Science Officer is Science/Blue
- Chief Medical Officer is Science/Blue
- Chief Engineer is Engineering/Gold
- My Borg BO is the ships' mascot and doesn't wear a uniform, but is Engineering

Other BO 'roles' I've considered:

- Helmsman (would be Engineering/Gold)
- Heavy weapons expert (subordinate to CPO - Tactical/Red again)

Yeah, I put way too much thought into this.
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