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Friday, May 6, 2011

SEAL Insignia - The "Trident"



    The Navy SEAL insignia was first created in the 1960s and was given to all U.S. Navy personnel who successfully completed the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, followed by the completion of the SEAL Qualification Training.


    In 1970 the Department of the Navy authorized the use of the SEAL warfare insignia on SEAL service uniforms.  The SEAL Trident is worn on the left breast of the Navy uniform just above decorations and service ribbons.  The insignia is used in the form of a gold metal pin for formal dress uniforms and as an embroidered patch for BDU's (Battle Dress Uniforms) and other camouflage uniforms.


    The "Budweiser" is the only gold insignia authorized to be worn by enlisted personnel.



~ The Trident - Anchor/Trident/Eagle/Pistol: an anchor represents the Navy, a 'Trident' the sea, an eagle 'Air' and a pistol--always cocked, always ready--represents land.

Sea…Air…Land----the three operating environments of the U.S. Navy SEALs

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