Had a thought recently, Tom Paris should have worn the same style rank pin that the rest of Voyager's Maquis crew wore. After all, before serving on Voyager he was no longer in Starfleet. Basically the same situation as the Maquis crew, they weren't in Starfleet and wore a separate rank pin to represent this. Yet, Tom Paris wears the standard pips of actual Starfleet officers. What gives? It can't be because he was a former Starfleet officer before his prison time. Chakotay was also a former Starfleet officer before joining the Maquis, yet he wore the Maquis rank pin. For that matter, Tom was in prison because he joined the Maquis, making him former Maquis. So he really should have worn the Maquis pin. Thoughts?