Nothing can be done about this, I just want to vent about this. Though if you agree with me, please chime in. If you disagree with me, well, some female relative of yours throws like a girl.
Military organizations have traditions, customs, and heraldry that doesn’t really change. Newer, advanced equipment may necessitate some adjustments, but not a real change. Consider Theseus’s Ship or my great great grandfather’s axe.
For example, the US Army has long associated the color blue with infantry, red with artillery, and gold/yellow with cavalry. You could identify which branch a soldier on ether side of the Civil War was in by the color of the piping on their uniforms or the4 stripes on their pant legs. And it still goes on.
There is NO freaking way between Star Trek TOS and TNG that Command Gold/Yellow would have been replaced by Red and Engineering Red would have been replaced by Yellow/Gold. This sort of change, just does, NOT, happen*. :mad:
And don’t get me started on TNG “Away Team” expendables (Nameless TOS Redshirt landing crews) wearing Command Red. A starship the size of the TNG Enterprise is going to have a detachment of Starfleet Marines (probably wearing green) to be used up on landing missions.
*Note use of the Shatner Comma