Navy SEALs Ordered to Remove Don’t Tread on Me, Navy Jack Flag Patch From Uniforms

 

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The Navy “Jack”, or Don’t tread on me flag, has been in use for over 200 years, a part of our naval history for almost as long as we’ve been a country. The flag’s premise is to emit an image of ferocity towards any who would challenge us in battle. SECNAV code 10520.6 clearly directs that all ships will display the flag throughout the war on terror, this was put into effect back in 2002. Now Seal commanders are banning the use of this flag, for what purpose? Is this more of Obama’s will for “his” military?

This administration has turned our once prestigious military into a “kinder, gentler” ( sissified) force. With their continuous changes to the rules of engagement which have already resulted in multiple overseas deaths due to lack of ability to defend when following these rules; to uniform changes that are meant to keep us more friendly to the foreign boy’s dress codes, we are quickly becoming something one would see on Hogan’s Heroes.

This email order recovered for with the new order is as follows:

ALL:

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

Thanks

Senior Enlisted Advisor   [Name Redacted]~ The DC

After demanding explanation for the decision, the only advice given was that the flag is too closely associated with “radical groups”. This should immediately be followed with another round of Q&A: Define radical?

One thing is for sure, if we keep up with the route we’re headed, pretty soon they will be taking weapons from our guys,  and opting for them to use marshmallow shooters with a lot of harsh language. Don’t forget to spit on them boys! Oi..


  • Bill Berger

    Those Navy Seals should tell whoever instructs them to remove the patch “Make me”.

  • helen

    ridiculous……another way to pussify our military….don’t fall for it!!!

  • Larry Muse

    i’m getting pissed now and don’t piss off a old fart MARINE~~~

  • Loren

    Semper Fi to all my Marines

  • Bobby Dunnam

    between obama and the rest of congress they are destroying our country and the moral basis on which it was founded,very sickening!

  • CheeseheadDJ

    If I was the Military I would be seriously thinking
    Coup d’état

  • Michigan_REB

    What they should do is arrest Obama and lock him up pending his conviction and execution for TREASON!

  • MichelArm

    Don’t know the what to say that except that present regime is stripping every iconic figure from football to the military. Every thing America was is under attack. Next it WILL be the Marine’s song, “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli”. That in itself is revealing the beast within them.

  • Sarge1retired

    I’m with you

  • Kenn Belanger

    glad i just got a NEW one!!!

  • Mark Krieg

    The US Military is turning into p*****s thanks to POS Oblowme.

  • Harry Stearns

    This article is misleading in that the flag shown is not the Navy Jack. After 20 years in the US Navy I can tell you that the “Navy Jack” is a plain blue flag with white stars. It is flown from the jackstaff on the bow of a commissioned naval ship during the same period that the Naval Ensign (US flag) is flown from the stern of the ship. The flag shown is a Naval flag from the Revolutionary War.

  • rascallyrabbit

    Next the flag will have to go, to be replaced with pictures of men in tutu’s.

  • JR

    don’t be so picky!

  • LD

    lets all remember stupidity like this when it comes time to vote and keep any idiots that back Obama from being reelected. Washington DC needs an enema.

  • Harry Stearns

    We complain (rightfully) when the Liberals misrepresent things, we should be be careful that what we say is right, Wanting the facts, not spin, in not being picky. It is not like I corrected their spelling. They were stating something as fact that isn’t so to boost the impact of the story.

  • Mark

    If you google Navy Jack, you get this flag.

  • Gene Pratt

    With all the important issues before our government, why are they worried about some 200 year old patches that the navy seals are proud to wear, this is another example of our gay president doing stupid stuff instead of worrying about the important issues, I worry that if we dont get him out of the WHITE HOUSE before 2016 he will either wreck AMERICA, and become a DICTATOR, or he will end up taking all our freedoms away, and wrecking the AMERICAN way of life and all it stands for, I am 65 and have never seen such a tyrannical president and the CONGRESS, US SUPREME COURT, DEPT OF JUSTICE, AND THE SENATE are letting him take the power away from them and leading them around by the nose, I dont understand why they cant see what is happening, but then their heads are so far up obuttmas ass that they are blinded by the smoke coming out of that ass!!!!!!

  • Linda Williams

    more likely a light blue helmet!

  • Harry Stearns

    If Google knows more than someone who served as Petty Officer of the Watch and Officer of the Deck (responsible for overseeing the raising and lowering of the National Ensign and Navy jack) for 20 years you can believe Google. I can also Google and find that Elvis is alive and living in Florida! ;)

  • HR

    Sorry but the plain blue flag with white stars is the U.S. Union Jack Ensign. The picture is correct. It is the First Navy Jack Ensign.

  • [email protected]

    Count me IN!…….AWAITING ORDERS

  • [email protected]

    The flag shown IS the Navy Jack.. As a QM, I was responsible for the ship’s flags/pennents. In the “old” days, the white stars on blue field were used as our Jack. That changed for the war on terror. I just spent a week on a Naval Base. They fly the one shown in this article.

  • [email protected]

    Don’t know if you can enlarge this, but look at the staff on the bow.
    BTW, you pic shows a rendition of the Gadsen Flag (yellow background-rattlesnake-don’t tread on me) Did you know that it is the FIRST battle flag of the USMC?

  • Robert Grexer

    I might not have served this great country, but to take away a tradition like this, makes no sense. It seems like it really is a way to make the military more into “HIS” military, instead of the country’s military.

  • Philip Woods

    Locked and loaded…standing by.

  • Greg Loftus

    Time for the Military to stop listeming to his bullshit and throw him out.

  • Larry Muse

    Great Philip! We need to be locked and loaded and ready as it appears it isn’t too far off in the future that shit will be coming down!

  • ANJOY713

    It isn’t Congress losing the power here … It is “We the People” and we MUST fight BACK NOW.. PLEASE JOIN us @ https://www.facebook.com/OverpassesForObamasImpeachment

  • Sailor Matty

    What you’re talking about is the Union Jack, which is the blue field with the stars. The Navy Jack is the 13 stripes with the snake and “don’t tread on me”. The picture is correct.
    -Boatswains Mate, active duty at an EOD command.

  • SLN

    If that is your experience then you would know you are are not talking about the Navy Jack(also know as the Rattlesnake Jack); plain blue flag with white stars is the Union Jack. The Union Jack of the U.S. has the same number of stars as the ensign. Currently 50 white stars on a blue field.

    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=3463

    By an instruction dated 31 May 2002 (SECNAV Instruction 10520.6),
    the Secretary of the Navy directed the use of the Navy jack(rattlesnake jack) in
    place of the union jack for the duration of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • rascallyrabbit

    Snicker, kinda reminds me of the Kmart blue light specials! Truly, if we don’t maintain a sense of humor, Obama will kill us before Obamacare gets a chance to do it for us. Never has it been more clear that the majority, is near zombie mental status, and will doom us all.

  • davidfromengland

    having seen the “unisex” marines head gear…they look like french nonces!

  • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

    When are we going to hold Congress accountable for allowing Der Fuhrer to continue his scurrilous behavior. He is on a mission to “fundamentally transform the United States of
    America”, and it’s gone too far. The Obamanites, Hopium Smokers, and Kool-Aid Drinkers are perfectly satisfied to allow him to continue his ill-conceived plan braced up by more lies and chicanery. Barack Insane Obama is simply one huge lie, a puzzle wrapped up in an
    enigma. We will probably never know who he really is. Obamacare is just his biggest on-going lie this week. What more are we going to get from PinocchiObama? How long is this foolishness going to continue before Congress gets off of their collective asses, and initiates impeachment
    proceedings? We The People need to rid ourselves of this oikophobic, egocentric, narcissistic, pathological liar. This charade has gone on long enough, and it’s playing out exactly the way that bastard designed it to. For the rest of the story Please click on this link http://www.gangstagovernment.org/ … While you’re there Please Sign the Petition, Thank You.

  • Greg Coody

    It wouldn’t be a coup .. the coup has already happened .. the military would be taking a “RESTORATION OF THE CONSTITUTION” defensive action .. you know, in the oath, “to support and “defend” the Constitution ..

  • Linda Reames Polete

    I have ALWAYS been so proud of our military and felt safe because of what they stood for and the protection! With the removal of so many things from our military and the removal of so many high ranking military officials…I am now very frightened!

  • skip wilton

    YOU HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY BEEN TREAD ON SO WHAT YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? THE NEW NAVY GIVE ME A PATCH AND I WILL GLADLY REPAY YOU ON TUESDAY. HA HA HA HA HA USN V-NAM VET WOULDN’T HAPPEN TO US. OH THAT WAS WHEN US MEANT UNITED STATES AND STOOD FOR RITES AND FREEDOM WONDER WHAT STANDS NOW FOR ARE YOU ALSO GOING TO FALL FOR ALL THERE LIES ABOUT WHY BAUK BAUK BAUK BAUK BAUK NOW YOU WILL BE REG NAVY THE UNITED STATES SEALS COMES TO AN END WITHOUT A FIGHT.

  • Buster Boots

    Molon labe!

  • radar

    Target in sights awaiting orders to fire!

  • fortuenti

    Hate to admit it BUT, the U.S. needs a coup d’etat. The DOMESTIC ENEMIES of our Constitution have INFILTRATED THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH and need to be removed and dealt with in a manner in accordance with our oldest laws.

  • Kimberly LeBlanc O’Gara

    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=3463
    US Navy military website… sorry, dude, but that’s the Navy Jack.

  • Kimberly LeBlanc O’Gara

    DOH! You beat me to it.

  • Michael Edwards

    ITS HARD TO BE-LEAVE THAT THE “JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF” WOULD HAVE TOLERATED THE PRESIDENT REMOVING THE “JACK FLAG” ? MOST WHO HAVEN’T SERVED, MORE THAN LIKELY WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE MEANING IN WHICH THIS FLAG REPRESENTS. IF THIS IS TRUE, THEN WE HAVE THE WRONG FOLKS OVERSEEING MILITARY OPERATIONS. AND I HAVE THIS FEELING THAT IF WE DON’T MAKE IT PAST OBAMA’S PRESIDENCY, IT WON’T REALLY MATTER. PLEASE DON’T EVER VOTE FOR A POLITICIAN WHO IS BACKED BY “CORPORATISM, BIG BUSINESS OR SPACIAL INTEREST”. THESE TYPES OF POLITICIANS ONLY CATER TO THOSE WITH MONEY! BEING A “HONORABLY DISCHARGED VET”, IF THIS IS REALLY TRUE, THEN I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED MORE THAN I WAS AT FIRST. OBAMA IS NOW ATTEMPTING TO DISARM THE MILITARY “PSYCHOLOGICALLY”.!!!!!

  • Kevin Ryan

    PC is BS.

  • Torin Clinton

    Der Fuhrer wouldn’t have led his country down the path that Obama is leading ours… just sayin’…

  • Monika Lynch

    OH I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR EVERYBODY THAT IS PISSED OFF TO DO SOMETHING,HOW MANY YEARS AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT,THIS IS GETTING REALLY REDICOULUS
    S

  • Matthew Sharp

    Something wicked this way cometh…Any person or group that thinks freely or voices beliefs is now considered to be radical by the current administration. Anyone that asks questions is deemed to be a threat. They can take away the use of symbols and they can restrict what is worn on the uniform but they can never..ever…take away the alarm in our soul that sounds in the face of oppression. If regimes that oppress their poeple foreign and domestic are taking notice of who does and does not comply, it means they feel threatened. In an effort to undermine anyone that would challenge their oppression, men of action are labled as radical or extreme. An active effort to identify and villianize any person that would dare speak out or ask questions is and has been classified as dangerous. The one thing we can absolutely count on is this….they ARE going to underestimate what they are up against and as many of us have seen for ourselves, this is a fatal flaw all oppressors repeat. Dont fear the night, fear what hunts at night.

  • janmit63

    Why don’t some one impeach him already. Who cares if people gripe because he is black.

  • Chrissy Myers

    he IS a dictator and he IS going to ruin America…IF WE LET HIM!!

  • Chrissy Myers

    obamahole can only do this shit IF WE LET HIM…

  • redley62

    This is the president on his long mission of destroying the United States and turning it into a 3rd world nation. When, when, O When will we stop talking about what Obama is doing every day and arrest him? He has some awesome power I think….Maybe demonic power within him because he commands people around like they are dogs. Now, even the military are responding to this out of control tyrant. It’s really not going to get any better. Keep bowing to him and he may let you be his water boy.

  • Erin Ahmed

    Go ahead you Washington dimwits…. keep pissing off the military because it WILL come back to bite you in the a$$

  • Ron

    Wow!! Well said brother!!!

  • Peter Four

    Mr Stearns, you are wrong under the current status of the US Navy. You’re insistence on the issue is exactly what is wrong with the US Navy and our GOV today.

  • SPD

    sooo… who are you waiting to take orders from?

  • scott

    this is what happens when a pussy gets put into the whitehouse.he wants to make everyone a pussy so he feels more superior,well I for one say fuck this N166ER

  • Mike

    Don’t remove the patch just because a bunch of conservative tory groups are using it. It belongs to this country not the teabagging idiots.

  • Terri Steck-mcrainey

    this is crazy, that is idiot of a president does not have any OTHER ISSUES HE SHOULD BE DEALING WITH, but rather rip away at things that our military has gone by for years???

  • thetawake

    The only thing missing from this piece is the part where they all refused to flow this unawful order. I’ll have to break out the UCMJ to verify, but I’m pretty sure an official order can’t come from, ‘anonymous’ (redacted) or whatever.

  • Terri Steck-mcrainey

    SERIOUSLY, WHATS NEXT??

  • DefendConstitution

    I’m with you even being an old fart Sailor. I’m still locked and loaded and all my ammo is anointed with bacon (just in case).

  • Ken Ahrem

    Radical scum in the white house.

  • Larry Muse

    damn good idea, Defend, didn’t think about pig oil!

  • Joe Davis

    iM SICK AND TIRED OF OUR MILITARY FUCKING WITH OUR SOLDIERS.rEADY ON THE LFT, READY ON THE RIGHT!

  • 1Prophet

    I think Obama has issue all of the military with purses to use in case of an attack. DON”T ASK!

  • Jason Adams

    It’s not the military that is fucking with the soldiers. It’s the politicians.

  • Jason Adams

    That’s what is disturbing about what is happening. So may people seem to have forgotten that the military takes an oath to defend the Constitution, not the politicians.

  • Nopuedes Conmigo

    We need one, just one, general to round up the troops and take this country back.

  • Nopuedes Conmigo

    By the way, the military has the legal recourse to arrest him. I don’t know what they’re waiting for.

  • Mileaway

    WHAT?! Who the hell is behind this, more Muslims? No doubt it offends them!

  • Bryan Pettengill

    I’ve heard of the Stars and Stripes being part of the uniform. Never heard of the Navy Jack being part of the uniform. When did that change?

  • Breanda Mc Cabe

    I heard about this last night, and I am truly scared for the direction this country is taking. 200 years , and now gone , due to an unnamed terrorist association ? whats next? get rid of the american flag, because terrorists are using it to pretend to be Americans ?

  • Breanda Mc Cabe

    my thoughts, exactly….Career politicians need to go, this is too far,………. now back to the Washington Redskins name, because that is so important. 2 more years of this crap ? We will have more freedom in Russia than here..ouch

  • Ray Williams

    The “Radicals” are in The White House!

  • jmann

    You all sound like idiots, exaggerating and crying. This article probably has nothing to do with Obama. Your all just too stupid to understand our system. No one man has time to manage a system as big as the US. None of you run a large business or sell to owners becausebif you did you would understand your job is big picture stuff. Everything you guys have said is a joke. Treason??? If what he has done constitutes treason then you fool would be asking for a revolving door for the presidency where if he is jot. White supremacist that shoots first then eats streak(never asks questions) while magically and personally protecting all of us WITHOUT gathering any information. Dudes get your heads our of your asses and shut the fuck up and let the intelligent people run this place

  • StandardXI

    It’s called the “Gadsden flag” and it has recently become usurped by moronic religious extremists in the US whose participation in the Armed Forces would be dangerous to everyone. It has nothing to do with Obama or “this administration”. Don’t shoot until fired upon has been SOP since these stupid, illegal wars were started by the war criminal George W. Bush and his cronies.

  • Gregg Weber

    Are those “radical groups” the one that believes in the Constitution or those that are fighting against it, both foreign and domestic?

  • Gregg Weber

    Do we really want a “Seven days in May”?

  • Sharon Hyatt Wyser

    No problem. The “govt.” will just load up the patch wearing SEALS onto a plane or helicopter and then have them shot down like SEAL TEAM 6.

  • anon

    HAH! WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW…

  • janet

    Treason!

  • Archangel Uriel

    a E-meal from an Senior Enlisted Adviser does not superseded or has ANY Authority whatsoever over SECNAV 10520.6 Not even the Commanding Officer of SOCOM. It must com from the Secretary of The Navy through Another SECNAV nullifying that prior order. Not sure hoe much validity is there to this article.

  • CherokeeRayne

    where the heck do you get this stuff. Don’t believe everything you read from the internet.

  • Tabytha Wainscott

    Unbelievable that stupid our goverment is up to.

  • christian ingram

    Fucking horseshit these guys deserve to wear whatever the hell they want in their sleeve, this pathetic excuse of a “president” doesn’t have the ducking balls to tell them face to face. Let him try that once, I fucking dare him.

  • http://www.Xenu.net/ simkatu

    Damn. This place is like an insane asylum for deluded senior citizens. Collecting SS and medicare and bitching about socialism.

  • jdburke

    That will not happen as long as we continue electing sissy politicians like McCain and Graham!

  • Kenneth T Long

    Obama is a moron and needs to go back to his home country !

  • Dan Larkin

    I’m not an American. I haven’t the honor of serving my country. But, this is the most fucking asinine thing I’ve seen or read yet! I am so fucking pissed at your government over this. You poor bastards have lost your country!! Continue to stand up against the asshole destroying you all and “Don’t Tread on Me” mf

  • Gerald Leddin

    Obama is a communist muslim….

  • sharon

    really? pissed off EASILY? obama and his cronies try to mutilate our Constitution, take our weapons that won our freedom that he wants to end, gives guns to our enemies, is piecemealing and abusing OUR military, trying to put in a dictatorship, wants to (by his own words and i quote) make america like europe (hello…remember what the 4th of july was about?), using the american people as pawns to promote his marxist/socialist/communist/muslim agenda, supports the very terrorists we r at war with, benghazi, lies worse than any dog or rug ive ever seen, really too many scandals and traitorous acts to mention….and u say we get pissed EASILY? denial? we arent in denial. we KNOW how screwed up this administration is. we also know there r laws that have to b followed to take care of the situation so our cause doesnt cave. and u blame america for anything adapted by other countries?…typical. on what world do u live? i’m not a big fan of namecalling or democrats but…..ur a blind dumbass in the worst way.

  • Col Wheeler

    The way we are going, pretty soon our military will be like the police were in the movie demolition man.and we will be the laughing stock of the world

  • Col Wheeler

    Exactly . when you have draft dodgers and pussies that have never served in the military trying to run something they have no clue about it can only make things FUBAR

  • musaxeman

    INCH BY INCH, THIS ROTTEN LOSER BASTARD OF A “FAKE PRES.”, IS TRYING TO CUT AWAY ANYTHING & EVERYTHING HE CAN, TO TRY TO TRANSFORM OUR GREAT COUNTRY, INTO HIS VERSION OF A muslim-PHLEGM-FLAPPING DESERT FULL OF CAMEL JOCKEYS!!!—HIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED, JUST LIKE HITLER, STALIN, SADDAM, PUTIN, (PUTA) POL-POT, AND ANY OTHER RAT F@@K WHO THINKS THEY CAN CHANGE, THE HUMAN SPIRIT, AND “ESPECIALLY, THE AMERICAN SPIRIT”!!!!!—–GOOD LUCK, YOU “COWARD FROM KENYA”, AKA BARRY SOETORO!!!!!

  • musaxeman

    LARRY, You are Not Old, you are just like Me,——-COMPLETELY FED UP, WITH A LYING, EVIL, NON-AMERICAN, FRAUD, BACKSTABBING muslim SCUMBAG, WHO SEEKS TO RUIN OUR GREAT LAND!!!—–Well Sorry BOY, YOU LOOSE!!!!! (barry soetoro, aka baraky-obummer, THE SCOURGE OF THE EARTH)

  • musaxeman

    SHARON, BLESS YOU FOR YOUR WORDS. GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!—-THIS SUPER CREEP, WHO THINKS HE IS A KING, WILL BE “OUT OF BUSINESS” SOONER THAN HE COULD IMAGINE.—–I KEEP THINKING, THERE “MUST BE” A SECRET SERVICE PERSON, WHO WILL START TO “ACT UPON” THE SAME WAY WE ARE ALL COLLECTIVELY THINKING.—–BY BY, EVIL muslim!!! (I, ON PURPOSE, NEVER USE CAPS, ON ANY WORD THAT DOES NOT DESERVE IT!) HENCE THE WORD muslim, GETS “LOWER CASE”, BECAUSE, IT IS “LOW-DOWN-SCUM”

  • http://www.ssaarabians.homestead.com Victoria Jensen

    This makes me sick, this President is tearing down any and every thing great about our Country. We need to stand up against him and his evil ways. Impeach his sorry ass NOW !!!!

  • Martin Babin

    you forgot my fave, Bathhouse Barry

  • Larry Muse

    well put Musaxeman!

  • Drew R

    Wow, talk about a non-event. The writer of this article is an alarmist weirdo. So what if a patch has to go? That silly comment about “taking the guns away from the troops” is just a ridiculous thing for the author to even suggest. I am not a big fan of Obama, but seriously, if you are going to trash the guy at least have the moral courage to pick a real issue about which to write. Pick something. Taxes. Bad healthcare rollout. Something, anything honest – but griping about a PATCH?

    Come on. That is beneath our dignity.

  • http://wasatchintercept.blogspot.com/ Gary Moore

    Military tradition is one of the things in this world you absolutely do not fuc.k with.

  • infantryguy

    I’m with you…This is complete bullshit a lot of history behind that flag as there a lot of history and tradition in all the branches. Pretty soon all that will disappear and I love keeping with traditions. Soon obama will take that away from us, fucking fascist.

  • Larry Cowden

    As a veteran, I would be proud to wear that patch on all my jackets. Where can I get one? As for that senior enlisted advisor, he can deposit his worthless ass in the nearest latrine and stay there!

  • badman400

    The person who sent down the order should be fired immeidately! We The People say KEEP THE FLAG!

  • Dave C

    The United States Flag is used by a lot of “radical groups” as well..

  • civilian1

    Nuts

  • Anonymous

    http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131104/NEWS07/311040026/Official-Spec-ops-sailors-can-keep-wearing-Navy-jack

    “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.””

  • Anonymous

    “As of September 2013, all Naval Special Warfare personnel are authorized to wear the U.S. flag and the “Don’t Tread on me” uniform patches,” Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty told Navy Times. “In the past, NSW did not authorize wearing either patch unless one was deployed or in a work-up cycle. However, NSW recently sought special permission from the Chief of Naval Operations staff to wear the patches within the continental United States.”

  • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

    I inferred that Obama is leading us on a path to Hell. Where in the name of all that’s holy do you believe Hitler was leading Germany?