Navy SEALS ordered to remove ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ symbol from uniforms


A new U.S. Navy directive mandates that SEALs replace the traditional “Don’t Tread On Me” Navy Jack on the sleeves of their uniforms with the American flag.

The original Navy Jack was made up of 13 horizontal stripes — seven red and six white. A rattlesnake was later added diagonally across the flag, along with the words, “Don’t Tread On Me,” on the lowest white stripe.

More recently, the jack was replaced with white stars on a field of blue, with the number of stars representing states in the union, like the American flag.

After the 9/11 attacks, all U.S. Navy ships of war were ordered to return to the traditional “Don’t Tread On Me” rattlesnake design for the duration of the “war on terror.”

The jack, flown on the bow of the ship, is the first identifying insignia seen by an approaching ship. The message is loud and clear: I’m an American warship — don’t tread on me.

Navy SEALs follow the same directive — until now, according to The Daily Caller, which reported that the following email was sent to SEAL team members on Oct. 22:


WARCOM and GROUP TWO/ONE have pushed out the uniform policy for NWU III and any patches worn on the sleeve.

All personnel are only authorized to wear the matching “AOR” American Flag patch on the right shoulder. You are no longer authorized to wear the “Don’t Tread On Me” patch.

Again the only patch authorized for wear is the American flag on the right shoulder. Please pass the word to all.


Senior Enlisted Advisor
[Name Redacted]

America’s naval history, resolve and battle cry are embodied in the “Don’t Tread On Me” motto. After Japan’s Dec. 7, 1941, sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto reportedly said, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

What Japan actually did was tread on a dozing rattlesnake — one that struck back with a terrible ferocity. That is our heritage.

When he asked why the flag was changed, one SEAL said he was told, “The Jack is too closely associated with radical groups,” The Caller reported.

When military resolve is infected with political correctness, the battle is lost.

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25 thoughts on “Navy SEALS ordered to remove ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ symbol from uniforms

  1. Postol Front says:

    If Demonocrats had their way, the uniform would be a pink tutu!! Did you ever notice the Demonocrats are a bunch of wimps that are affraid of everything but unborn babies, including hearing a different opinion???

    1. Joey D'Fixer says:

      Yea, and they love killing unborn babies too. They arent dems though, just authoritarian control freak filth. A real democrat was someone like President Kennedy, Neil Gallagher, or types like Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader. Its something rarely seen today, and quite tragic. The ‘democrats’ today would consider those types to be ‘terrorists’ or ‘extremists’, the same way they vomit up all this bs about the Tea Party.

  2. anthony002 says:

    The story is a hoax and the people who believed the stories about fake birth certificates, death panels, and skewed polls fell for it hook, line and sinker.

    The Navy is flatly denying claims that SEALs are no longer allowed to wear the First Navy Jack patch on their uniforms. In fact, the Navy recently expanded the wear rules for the iconic “Don’t Tread on Me Patch.”

    1. Joey D'Fixer says:

      Right, and i guess that just dq’s everything you had to slip in there right, [email protected]?

      For starters, his BC is a total forensically proven fraud and has been proven a thousand times over, by software engineers, lawyers, prosecutors and a host of other PIs, and the evidence handed off to congress. His selective service card with the bogus ’80’ stamp (all of them of four digit year numbers, not two) is also a fraud, signed by a Coast Guard official in an affidavit. His Social Security # is also fake, belonging to some dead guy in Connecticut, then it changed to the mother of a guy who worked for…wait for it…THE SS ADMIN! But apparently, since you jerk off to Chris Matthews and Mr Maddow over at MSNBC all day, you wouldnt obviously know any of that. His father (well, his FAKE father) was NOT a US citizen when he was born, therefore, THAT ALONE, DQ’s him. A judge on a panel in a court last year that said there was ‘plenty of evidence’ to pursue a case to keep Obama off the ballot in a particular state, where the SoS of that state was sued, yet the judge caved and wouldnt let it continue, due to obvious fear of reprisals. But in the new USSA of dumbed down serfs, rife with endless corruption, no one cares anymore.

      And yes, the Death Panels are in the bill, you f’ing retard. It doesnt literally SAY THAT, of course, but its all under the IPAB and other areas of ‘care’ where youll be dq’d, according to good ole ‘Easy-Kill’ Emanuel, who is on record saying that if you are under 15, and over 45, that you basically dont need care…and well, if something happens, youll be put on a morphine drop til you die, pretty much.

      You mental midgets must really enjoy being oblivious proles with your heads in the sand.

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