What if the shirt colors from TOS never changed for TNG+, and only the way certain departments were categorized? The system below actually made sense across the generations, with certain unusual cases explained. What does everyone else think? Silver/White-Fleet Control Olive-Command Gold-Services Orange-Technical, R&D Red-Support Purple-Astrometrics Blue-Sciences *Note: Command Officers may either wear Fleet Control, Command, or their former department color. Pike, #1, Jose Tyler, Kirk all wear the Command Olive. Spock does not because he chose to represent the Science Department. He does wear green in the 2nd pilot. In TMP, Chekov and security officers now wear gold for services, rather than red for support. Chekov still has a blue patch since he’s trained in sciences. Spock is one of few wearing and orange patch in TMP as his role is technical assistant. Kirk’s Admiral uniform in TMP is actually dark olive and white. In the TOS movies, Engineering falls back under services gold like it did in the pilots and stays there. Cadets wear red as they are seen to “support” the fleet. Uhura has a purple sweater in ST II-VI, because communications is now part of Astrometrics, also why Seven wears purple sometimes. Picard, Sisko, Riker and Chakotay wear Support color, their choice. Tasha, Tores and others now wear gold in engineering because it is part of services like in the TOS pilots and TOS movies. Janeway, a female science officer, wears red like biological engineer Anne Muhall in TOS.