Navy SEALs Ordered to Remove “Don’t Tread on Me” Navy Jack From Uniforms
Navy SEALs have been forbidden to wear the Navy Jack patch on their uniforms. Reportedly this is because of it’s association with “radical groups.” The emblem dates back to the time of the American Revolution.
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