Convinced that the Sea Org needed a new look, David Miscavige commissioned Allegra Versace to create the trendy look that will now replace the cheesy maritime uniforms that have been the scourge of the organization since its founding by L. Ron Hubbard in 1968. Miscavige definitely has a much more fashionable appearance now, as the leader of a modern Galactic Confederacy rather than looking like a fishing boat captain.
The Church of Scientology consciously models itself on aspects of the Galactic Confederacy. The Sea Org’s insignia has a laurel wreath said by Hubbard to be based on the symbol of the “Loyal Officers”, an anti-Xenu faction within the Galactic Confederacy. Each of the leaves on the laurel wreath is said to represent one of the Galactic Confederacy’s stars. According to the Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary, “the Sea Org symbol, adopted and used as the symbol of a Galactic Confederacy far back in the history of this sector, derives much of its power and authority from that association.”
“Now we can take over the world in style!” said Miscavige, with an obvious reference to his delusion of world domination.