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United Earth Oceans Organization
UEO Military

2018 - Present
(Technically the "naval force" of the UEO Military, a unified service.)
(see notes below)


description notes
Rank Title English Insignia
  NATO codes National rank grade information All ranksare listed in English Shoulder Patches & Collar Insignia
Enlisted Crew
NAEM-1   Recruit  
NAEM-2   Apprentice  
NAEM-3   Enlisted 3rd Class  
NAEM-4 Red backing indicates Support Personnel - Engineering, Technical, Sonar, Communications & Supply

Enlisted 2nd Class

NAEM-6 Grey backing indicates land based "Army" style units

Enlisted 1st Class

NAEM-6 White backing indicates Medical Personnel Enlisted 1st Class
NAEM-7 Blue backing indicates Command branch Personnel Chief
NAEM-8 Yellow backing indicates Staff Personnel generally land based. Senior Chief
NAEM-9 Blue backing indicates Command Branch Personnel, the Military Police Designation indicates Master at Arms.

Chief Crocker wears this insignia in the first season.

Senior Chief - Master at Arms
Commissioned Officers 
NACO-1 Red backing indicates Support Personnel - Engineering, Technical, Sonar, Communications & Supply Ensign


NACO-2 Yellow backing indicates Staff Personnel generally land based. Lieutenant (Junior Grade)


NACO-3 Red backing indicates Support Personnel - Engineering, Technical, Sonar, Communications & Supply Lieutenant


White backing indicates Medical Personnel Lieutenant Commander


Blue backing indicates Command branch Personnel.

Commander Ford wears this embroidered shoulder patch.



Blue backing indicates Command branch Personnel. 

Both Captains Bridger & Hudson wear the shoulder insignia but not always the collar patches



Flag Officers
NAFO-1 NATO Grade OF-7

Yellow backing indicates Staff Personnel

No Official designation is given between the two grades of Admiral.


Admiral William Noyce wears this insignia as the Commander in Chief .  No official  designation is given him other than "Admiral"

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United Earth Oceans Organization) Information

The United Earth Oceans Organization (UEO organisation) is the fictional United Nations and NATO style organization created by Rockne S. O'Bannon for the TV show SeaQuest DSV / 2032.  While the actual Military structure was never totally defined, it is made clear that at least SeaQuest and her crew derived from the NORPAC Command, a US style military service. 

The UEO Military adopted a fairly classic Naval rank pattern, but both the flag ranks (Admirals) and the the enlisted ranks were never totally clarified.  The definition of staff and land based  (Army) personnel was also a little unclear.  That is the nature of speculative fiction.

Additional Notes:
Even though this is a speculative rank system, at present I have included only rank badges shown or mentioned on the actual show.
My personal pet peeve (like or hate it) is this; OK I am a former Navy Officer and and I like it when Commander is below Captain, but if the creators choose to make it different so be it.  When we all get our shirts in knot about this stuff , we suffer so if the author of the system decides that Commander outranks Captain that is acceptable.

Speculative Fiction Note- Ranks Change ( pretty much daily)
Things change, ranks are not set in stone, even the US Army & Navy have changed drastically in rank in the last 200 years (actually even in the last 50 years).
A few simple historical examples -  Prefect, Warrant Officer

Today for  many in the Western World , Prefect sounds like some "antiquated European rank".... and it is.  But a Prefect under the Roman Legionary system was first a second in command to a Legate then eventually outranked him.

Warrant Officer:
In the Royal Navy (in truth, creator of the Warrant)  the "Warrant Officer" has changed hugely in the last 300 years.  Starting as the what the US would call  "staff or corps officers", the professional officers i.e. (Sailing Master, Surgeon, Purser, etc) moved up to commissioned status in 1843. The "standing Warrant Officers" (Boatswain, Gunner Carpenter etc) started a downward status trend to equal a status that of today's Chief Petty Officer in 1846.
When the RN created the actual Chief Petty Officer rank in 1853, the "standing Warrants" got pushed up again to having "Officer Status" once more until the late 19th century when the RN created the Commissioned Warrant Officer (who were by title commissioned) the RN Warrant was still an "Officer".  As an example until after WWII (1949 - when the RN Warrant was abolished) a RN or RCN Warrant Officer was saluted, had wardroom privileges and still outranked a Midshipman.
The new Royal Navy rank of Fleet Chief Petty Officer (re-introduced in 1973) was treated like a British Army Warrant Officer I, called Mister but not saluted. Also they were not admitted to the wardroom. When they changed the rank title back to Warrant Officer (in 1986), it kept this status, no salute, no wardroom privileges, but can be called sir and addressed as Mister (as opposed to Chief)  Today as of April 2004, the RN introduced the new rank of Warrant Officer II,  now very clearly "a Senior Chief Petty Officer"

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