The Star Military of the Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia offers several types of headgear for its soldiers:
These types of caps are currently in active use.
These are the caps of the Nepleslian Space Marine Corps.
The basic and most common Nepleslian headgear is the Beret. It features a brown leather headband and the emblem of the fleet. It is easily folded and stored in pockets and is inexpensive to manufacture. In the beginning, Nepleslia didn't have separate fleets so all berets had a red shield shaped patch with a white border, which is still sometimes seen on the berets of veteran marines.
This newer cap is used by marine NCOs, Warrant Officers, Officers, and Admirals. It is a green peaked cap (aka combination cover) with a brown leather brim on it.
See: Nepleslian Officer Cap (YE 36) for details.
In YE 33, the Type 33 cap was made available to NSMC troops. It can be worn in place of the beret in the field or in work areas, but should not be used during ceremonies.
These are the caps of the Nepleslian Star Navy.
The males and females of the Nepleslian Navy wear Garrison Caps.
This newer cap is used by marine NCOs, Warrant Officers, Officers, and Admirals. It is a blue peaked cap (aka combination cover) with a brown leather brim on it. See: Nepleslian Officer Cap (YE 36) for details.
This simpler design is still worn by some officers of the Star Navy. It preceded the Type 36 design.
These types of hats began being phased out in YE 36.
Officers could a high, pointy, and brimless Peaked Cap. The cap was made to signify authority. It was only available to Marine Officers.
Somewhat halfway between the peaked cap worn by officers and the beret worn by enlisted troops, this floppy cap was distinguished by a black leather section on the front. Its use was optional (NCOs could choose to wear berets instead). It was available to the Marines (green version) and to the Navy (blue version).
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