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An assignment patch is a badge or emblem worn as part of one's uniform, to distinguish one's mission or posting. Mission patches were first used by NASA's Gemini 5 crew in 1965, and new patches were created for subsequent missions.

By the 22nd century, with longer-term interstellar missions, these patches came to be identified with a ship, rather than any single mission that ship carried out. Earth Starfleet assignment patches were worn on the left sleeve of the standard duty uniform. (ENT episode: "Broken Bow", et.al.)

By the 23rd century, these patches became smaller and more stylized, and also were moved to the left breast of the uniform tunic. (TOS episodes: "The Cage", "Where No Man Has Gone Before", et.al.)

By the 2270s, assignment patches were phased out, in favor of a metallic pin of a single design, formerly used as the assignment patch of the USS Enterprise, now used to represent all of Federation Starfleet. (TOS movie: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, et.al.)

22nd century patches

23rd century patches

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Several patches on display in the 602 Club
Commodore Robert Wesley wears the "Starfleet Command" assignment patch
Captain Maximilian Forrest wears the "ISS Enterprise" assignment patch on shoulder in the mirror universe

An assignment patch is a patch or badge worn on a uniform indicating the individual's posting.

Earth's 22nd century Starfleet uniforms bore the assignment patches on the left sleeve. (ENT: "Broken Bow", et al)

The 602 Club on Earth displayed assignment patches from various eras. (ENT: "First Flight")

The Federation's 23rd century Starfleet uniforms continued the tradition of assignment patches. On these uniforms, the patches were smaller than their 22nd century Earth counterparts and located over the left breast. (TOS: "The Cage", et al) This lasted until approximately 2278 when the assignment patch was replaced by an emblem, which, by the 24th century, was replaced by a combadge. The emblem used for both was the USS Enterprise's mission patch. (TNG: "Cause and Effect", "Encounter at Farpoint")

The assignment patch was still in use by Starfleet in 2271, as evidenced in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but no longer used by 2278, as seen aboard the USS Bozeman crew in "Cause and Effect".
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Examples of 22nd century Starfleet assignment patches

Examples of 23rd century Starfleet assignment patches

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This article uses material from the "Assignment patch" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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