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WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — Where no man has gone before.. The United States Space Force may have only one member but that’s not stopping them from showing off the official uniform.
The mostly standard grab is adorned by several unique badges and some familiar embroidery and appears to be a service utility uniform well under development.
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The official Space Force Twitter account posted the uniform on Friday night. Military.com noted the uniform appears to show a variant of the Operational Camouflage Pattern used by the Army and Air Force.
Above the left breast pocket in standard Navy embroidery and reads “U.S. Space Force.”
“The first #SpaceForce utility uniform name tapes have touched down in the Pentagon,” the tweet read.
The uniform depicts four-star rank, indicating that the uniform belongs to Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, the first commander of U.S. Space Force. It also has the Command Space Operations badge embroidered above the service nametape.
On the left sleeve of the uniform is the United States Space Command patch, denoting the military’s newest combatant command, formed shortly before Space Force itself activated Dec. 20. And above that patch is a forward-facing full-color American flag patch — a departure from the muted backward-facing flags that soldiers and airmen wear on their right shoulders in OCP uniform.
Space Force is yet to announce a rank structure, a full system of uniforms or even what to call members of the new service.
In a Thursday briefing, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Raymond was developing a plan regarding “every detail.”
“We’ve got some steps to go through,” he said. “General Raymond’s team has a — a massive, incredibly well thought out and planned implementation process for … uniforms, pay, songs, that they need to go through to get a Space Force … I don’t know the timeline on it but we can probably get you guys an update on some Space Force-related issues in the near future.”
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