New Space Force Uniforms Are Being Compared To ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Costumes
The sixth branch of the military, the Space Force, has unveiled its uniform, which has had mixed reactions from commenters online.
Chief of Space Operations, Gen. John Raymond, unveiled the uniforms at a conference this week.
The dark blue jacket and grey pants, combined with the high collar and asymmetrical buttons, have reminded many people of the uniforms from Battlestar Galactica.
— Valerie Insinna (@ValerieInsinna) September 21, 2021
“Every winning team needs a uniform,” the general commented on his Twitter account.
Every winning team needs a uniform! We started with the female design and then created the male prototype. I’m excited to share the new look w/you today. #Guardians #SpaceForce https://t.co/g2M8JyzXod
— Gen. Jay Raymond (@SpaceForceCSO) September 21, 2021
The military branch also unveiled it’s enlisted rank insignia’s, which did little to help with the comparisons to space themed television shows.
The US Space Force also released it’s design for Enlisted rank insignias. Getting some serious Star Trek vibes with these 🖖 pic.twitter.com/C9bujZeCFS
— John Rogers (@JohnRogers8News) September 22, 2021
In addition to the uniforms, some of the duties the newly established branch will take on have been announced. The Space Force will be taking over several Army and Navy operations.
“All told, 15 global units with 319 military and 259 civilian billets [job slots] from the Army and Navy combined will transfer to the Space Force,” the Defense Department stated.
“Space is clearly a warfighting domain, and we’re convinced that if deterrence were to fail, we’re going to have to fight and win the battle for space superiority,” Raymond said. He added, “Let me be clear: We don’t want to fight in space. We want to deter that from happening.”
The Space Force was originally created in 2019 at the direction of former President Donald Trump in order to ensure that the United States is ready for the next generation of war.
“Space is the world’s newest war-fighting domain,” Trump said during the signing ceremony. “Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital. And we’re leading, but we’re not leading by enough. But very shortly we’ll be leading by a lot.”
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