This article covers the various insignia in the Colonial Forces, from arm patches to emblems.
Every crewmember wears a ship patch on the left shoulder of his or her uniform. It is a round patch depicting the Colonial seal in the middle, around which the ship's name together with its Battlestar Group are written.
Some civilian ship captains also wear patches on their dress uniforms. It is unknown whether the symbols on the patches represent solely the ships or possibly the companies that owned them. The symbol on the Prometheus patch is also present on the uniform buttons.
Duty uniform devices
On regular uniforms and flight suits, pilot qualification wings can be worn over left breast. These exist in two variations. "Junior Wings" with two chevrons on a golden diamond and small swept-back wings to the sides, and "Senior Wings" with larger outstretched wings and an additional silver lining behind the diamond. The latter might be awarded for significant flight-hours or senior command qualification (e.g. capital ship).
- For information on the rank insignia, see Ranks
Dress uniform devices
Dress uniforms are worn on formal occasions and are thus worn with additional adornments and insignia.
An elaborate ship's insignia is worn on the uniform flap over the right breast. It is a metal version of the shoulder patch. All other insignia are worn on a leather sash that runs diagonally across the uniform.
An exception to this are Admirals, who can wear uniform devices on their normal blue duty uniforms.