Graduates of SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) receive the Trident to signify that they are a Navy SEAL.
It is comprised of four main features—the anchor, the eagle, the trident, and the flintlock pistol.
The anchor signifies the Navy as the branch of service. The eagle symbolizes the air and holds an item in each talon. In the right talon is the trident, which symbolizes Neptune, the Roman God of the sea. In the left talon is a cocked flintlock pistol, which symbolizes land warfare and a state of constant readiness.
Gift of Michael D. Ryan, USN, USA (Ret.)