The U.S. Space Force unveiled its official logo and motto Wednesday, July 22, 2020, and Star Trek fans can get excited because it looks similar to Star Fleet’s logo.
Today in the Oval Office President @realDonaldTrump unveiled the official Service Flag of our newest military service: the United States Space Force.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) May 15, 2020
The Latin motto “Semper Supra,” which means “Always Above,” reminds us that the space domain is the ultimate high ground and the US is committed to ensuring that our space capabilities remain first in space technology, and constantly push forward to new horizons.
The new service logo is a delta shape which was first used in 1961. It symbolizes defense and protection from all adversaries and threats. The blacked-out portion of the symbol represents the vastness of deep space. The star Polaris, (commonly known as the North Star) is at the center of the logo and is symbolizes the core values that guide the Space Force mission.
Within the delta logo, two triangular spires represent the action of a rocket launch. The beveled elements at the bottom of the delta shape also represent the other armed services assisting in the space mission, including the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines.
The Space Force has already released its first and second recruitment ads. At the same time, the new U.S. military branch has been staffed temporarily with Air Force service members and civilian personnel.
Unfurling the new Space Force flag in the Oval pic.twitter.com/PXVOmVQmcy
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) May 15, 2020
According to the American Military News, the service recently selected more than 2,400 Air Force Airmen to permanently transfer to the new branch and more than 8,500 more Airmen trained in space related specialties have volunteered to transfer to the Space Force.
Currently, the Space Force is still using Army and Air Force camouflage patterns for its uniforms rather than adopting a service specific uniform of its own. The Space Force justified its uniform decision as a way to save costs of designing/producing a new one.
Check out the clip below to watch the latest recruitment video for the Space Force.