To expand on Hartzilla2007's post above:
Free ship tokens for all players (Silver and Gold) will remain for the Lieutenant Commander and Commander ranks. Only Gold players will receive a token at Captain and Rear Admiral ranks. No players will receive a token at Vice Admiral; you'll have to continue using the RA ship, or buy a VA ship from the C-Store.
Negotiations for Veteran Accolades to cover the VA token are still ongoing!
meaning: people have suggested it on the forum and hope Cryptic will listen. they did for the lower level tokens.
Cryptic fears some exploitation apparently.