The history behind the Navy SEAL Trident is explained in Popular Mechanics. The Trident includes the anchor, eagle, and pistol, all representing different aspects. In the SEAL community the trident has many nicknames including “chicken on a stick” and “budweiser.” To carry the Trident on your uniform comes with great honor. If you lose it due to disciplinary action, you cannot join the force again.
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