November 2nd, 2013

Navy SEALs Ordered To Remove “Don’t Tread on Me” Navy Jack From Uniforms

According to Navy SEAL veteran Chris Hagerman, who writes over at, “senior personnel from within WARCOM and Naval Special Warfare are putting out instructions and memos stating that Navy SEALs are no longer authorized to wear the ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ patch on their combat uniforms.”
Here is the text of one such memo, posted by Hagerman:


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]

This is not sitting well with Hagerman and other SEALs.  Here is some of what Hagerman had to say:
The “Don’t Tread On Me” flag or First Navy Jack has flown on naval ships throughout our history including during the American Revolutionary War.  The rattlesnake is especially significant and symbolic.  The rattle has thirteen layers, signifying the original Thirteen Colonies.

Official Navy instruction has authorized all naval ships to fly the flag throughout the duration of the War On Terror.

Why is it then that senior personnel from within WARCOM and Naval Special Warfare are putting out instructions and memos stating that Navy SEALs are no longer authorized to wear the “Don’t Tread on Me” patch on their combat uniforms along with other custom patches?

I have heard some defend this action stating that it is due to trying to maintain uniformity between the operators.  We all know that is complete garbage.

(Read the rest here).


We have heard other SEALs say that the reason for this change in policy is that DOD believes that the “Don’t Tread on Me” Navy Jack is a symbol related to, or associated with, “extremist” organizations.   We have not confirmed this, and the DOD has not put out an official statement laying this out as the reason, but it wouldn’t at all surprise us.   Today, simply quoting the Founding Fathers, or expressing the same beliefs in inherit individual liberty that drove them to take up arms against the British Empire (which they had been part of, until declaring their independence), is a short track to being labeled an “extremist.”  So, it stands to reason that any symbols and insignia that relate back to that “Spirit of 76″ and the American Revolution would be hated by the current regime and its supporters, who would love to erase all such ideas and history from the minds of Americans (and certainly fear active duty military even thinking about such ideas and expressions of resolve).   And such a policy certainly fits right in with the recently disclosed Army briefings, such as those at Ft. Hood, that labeled the Tea Party and Christians as “extremists” and potential terrorism threats.

Problem is, for the Regime, stamping out our culture is not that easy to do, and can’t be done just by banning the wearing of the Navy Jack and other insignia, and using SPLC propaganda in deployment briefings.   Just where do they think guys who become Navy SEALs come from?    Same place where guys who become U.S. Army Special Forces, Rangers, 82nd Airborne, Marine Scout Snipers, Force Recon, Marine infantry, etc. come from.   And the same places most of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coasties come from.  They come from traditional American families, most of them self-identifying as “Christians,” many of which have proud military service traditions spanning back through many generations, with their fathers, uncles, Grandfathers, and great-uncles all serving.   And especially when you talk about our trigger pullers at the tip of the spear, more often than not, they come from the more rural parts of this nation (which the elites consider “flyover” country), where they grew up hunting, shooting, and driving the back-roads in their ATVs and pick-up trucks.    in other words, they come from the very segment of society that the radical “progressives” (i.e. communists and socialists) loath, hate, and fear the most.

How many U.S. Marines or Army Airborne come from “Progressive” households?   You know the answer.  Not many.

And that poses a serious problem for the Regime.   How does it successfully demonize over half the nation, and convince the current serving to see that “traditional” half of the nation as “the enemy” for future domestic operations, when the overwhelming majority of those very same current serving military come from that half of the country?

Good luck with that.  There are not enough DHS and private contractor Stasi wannabees to get it done.    The Regime will have to either somehow convince most of the current serving to fire on their own flesh and blood – to kill their own veteran uncles, brothers, fathers, and Grandfathers, or it will have to bring in “outside” help.

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116 Responses to “Navy SEALs Ordered To Remove “Don’t Tread on Me” Navy Jack From Uniforms”

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  1. 1
    Churchill Says:

    Quite easy to explain. As the rattle snake tends to give warning before striking. not all snakes give warning.

  2. 2
    FreedomChild Says:

    Makes perfect sense to an Obamunista TRAITOR.
    Anything American, is BAD.
    Anything that reminds us of Liberty, Freedom, Justice, is Bad.
    Consitution is dated and does not matter. Just because they say so.
    A child in school that wears an American flag or NRA t-shirt is bad, it might offend.
    Anything Male, Masculin, is Bad.
    Anything that is Christian, is Bad.
    They are teaching Army troops that Christian groups and Tea Party are terrorist.
    They are targeting Tea Party Members with the IRS.
    They are purging US Generals.
    Obamunista’s Shutting down Ammo importation.
    Obamunista’s Shutting down domestic sources of LEAD with EPA.
    DHS preparing to go to war with the American People.
    DHS hoarding massive ammo quantities.
    DHS targets of pregnant women, “no hesitation”.
    I hear them 5×5. Are you people paying attention?
    Have you people had enough yet?
    Communist scumbag traitors. Thug Criminals are in control. Traitors to the Republic.
    Stop Obeying.
    Stop Following idiotic “Laws.’
    No Compliance.

  3. 3
    Ol' Rono Says:

    They, (The tyrants) are taking off their mask and revealing who they truly are. This will cause “talk” among all in the service to go exponential, and conversation about the “Oath Keepers” are guaranteed.
    The tyrants, can’t help themselves now. They are addicted to power as a junkie is addicted to dope. The more they quench their thirsts for power, the more recruits Oath keepers will get. A cycle that they can’t stop…

  4. 4
    Cal Says:

    Isn’t it time that the “standing” what-is-now the UN military all quit and join their own states militia, and feel free to bring the weapons that “We the People” paid for, that the congress is lawfully REQUIRED to arm each state’s militia with so that they can support and deefend the US Constitution and the American people as sworn in thier contract?

    Yes, I can back up what I just said.

    Obama tried to legitimize his failure to obtain Congressional approval for military involvement by sending a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner in which he said the military assault was “authorized by the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council.”

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s testified that the United Nations and NATO have supreme authority over the actions of the United States military.

    The Pentagon & Obama declared a Coup D’etat on our Constitutional government. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s testified that the United Nations and NATO have supreme authority over the actions of the United States military (which is TREASON, and the “US” military no longer can know if the orders they receive are lawful or not!) during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey brazenly declared that their authority comes NOT from the U.S. Constitution, but that the United States is subservient to and takes its marching orders from the United Nations and NATO, international bodies over which the American people have no democratic influence.

    Think about these:

    Article 43 Paragraph 3 of the Charter of the United Nations provides that all resolutions or agreements of the United Nations Security Counsel “shall be subject to ratification by the signatory states in accordance with their respective Constitutional processes.”

    Section 2(c) of the War Powers Resolution of 1973 clarifies Presidential authority to undertake military action as follows: The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised ONLY pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces. (Libya did NOT attack the US.

    All treaties are subservient to the exclusive congressional power to commence war.

    In Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1, 18 (1957), the United States Supreme Court held: There is nothing in [the Constitution’s text] which intimates that treaties and laws enacted pursuant to them do not have to comply with the provisions of the Constitution. Nor is there anything in the debates which accompanied the drafting and ratification of the Constitution which even suggests such a result.

    Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-4) had the following exchange with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates during a March 31, 2011 House Armed Services Committee Hearing on the legality of the military operation in Libya: Congressman Forbes: Mr. Secretary, if tomorrow a foreign nation intentionally, for whatever reason, launched a Tomahawk missile into New York City, would that be considered an act of war against the United States?

    Secretary Gates: Probably so.

    Congressman Forbes: Then I would assume the same laws would apply if we launched a Tomahawk missile at another nation – is that also true?

    Secretary Gates: You’re getting into constitutional law here and I am no expert on it.

    Congressman Forbes: Mr. Secretary, you’re the Secretary of Defense. You ought to be an expert on what’s an act of war or not. If it’s an act of war to launch a Tomahawk missile on New York City would it not also be an act of war to launch a Tomahawk missile by us at another nation?

    Secretary Gates: Presumably.

    On March 27, 2011, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stated that Libya never posed an “actual or imminent threat to the United States.” He further stated that Libya has never constituted a “vital interest” to the United States.

    Obama and his administration routinely has cited the “authority” of the United Nations over the US Constitution, over the country he was elected to represent, over the US military since Obama was made Chair of the UN right after he was elected.

    The only legal authority that’s required to deploy the United States military is of the Congress, the president, US laws and the US Constitution.

    If their “authority” comes from UN and NATO, then they have NO lawful authority in the USA or over the US military. They are traitors and any order, law, bill, etc that they give must be considered with suspicion and not followed until we clarify this in a court of law when they are prosecuted.

  5. 5
    Cal Says:

    Concerning that the congress is lawfully required to arm each state’s militia:

    Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section. 1: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

    We would focus on their assigned duties found in the US Constitution, Article I, Section. 8, starting with Clause 11: “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water”. [Emphasis added] Because the congress has the duty to grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal – which is using private citizens in their own privately owned crafts to defend the USA and her people.

    Clause 16 also makes clear that the ARMING OF THE MILITIA OF EACH STATE is a duty the congress is REQUIRED to carry out:

    “To provide for organizing, ARMING, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress”. [Emphasis added]

    The US Congress is under the obligation by the supreme law of this land to arm each state’s militia with the type of arms that will “repel invasions”- the same arms as the modern military uses. Each state has the duty to train the militia in the proper use of those arms.

    Then there is this, the congress committed Misappropriation of Funds (misappropriation n. the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one’s own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official…) when they did not stop funding the US Military at two years as the law and their duty requires: Clause 12: “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years”.

    No standing army except in times of war, and ONLY the congress can declare *war. War must be declared by congress to be a lawful war the US military are used to fight in. War cannot lawfully be “declared” against a tactic such as the “war against terror” or the “war against drugs”; both are not wars and not even the congress can declare a war against a tactic.

    (*War defined: ‘Open and declared conflict between the armed forces of two or more states or nations’.

    Clause 12 was put in as a duty and limitation upon the congress because, as James Madison, the Father of the US Constitution warned: “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare”.

  6. 6
    smalltown farmboy Says:

    can they bring back the American flag
    I know, flag in the wind, but it is BACKWARDS
    or maybe it suits fundamental transformation

  7. 7
    Dianna Says:

    I think it’s time for a military coo

  8. 8
    Dave Overturf Says:

    Just some more of the Left Wing BS being pushed.

  9. 9
    Raymie Says:

    You military waking up yet? You work for TRAITORS to the oath you swore. Stand or fall like they will. This is my country and I will not be told how to live. That is tyranny and I have a Constitutional DUTY to remove it from the halls of my government. But you swore that oath…so you know it better…and it comes with the death penalty should you choose to revoke it. We the People will not stand and have our country handed over to murders and thieves…God Almighty help us.

  10. 10
    Don Says:

    On my right bicep, I have the Greek Spartan helmet, with Molon Labe written under it in Greek. Now i guess I have to get the Snake with “Don’t tread on me” on the left side…Did I mention MOLON lABE!

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