When meeting with the President of the United States the standard dress code for a male governor is a standard suit and tie, but every now and then that gets spiced up a bit. Missouri Republican Governor, Eric Greitens is proud of the fact that he was a U.S. Navy Seal, as he should be, which is why he wore the Navy Seal Trident on the lapel of his suit when greeting the president. Greiten admits that he had the opportunity to continue with college or take a job with a great paying job at a consulting firm, but he chose to become U.S. Navy Seal instead.
“The Navy was going to give me very little, but would make me more,” he said. “They would give me the opportunity to be of service to others and to lead and to test myself.”
Some felt that some praise was due to the President for giving America confidence in our armed services once again…
“God Bless our Seals is right. But even more so, God Bless our President for he has restored the pride to our servicemen, active and retired such that they feel they can once again wear their insignia in public.”
Commenters shared praise for Greitens service to the country…
And others felt like this wasn’t such a big deal and Greitens earned that trident and should be able to wear it whenever or wherever he pleases…
“SO WHAT??? He earned the right to wear that Trident whenever and wherever he chooses. I don’t care if he wears it every day for the rest of his life!”
It is seldom that we hear about a veteran in political office, however; Greitens may be paving the way for other veterans who decide to get involved and run. It’s fairly safe to say that most veterans are big fans of the United States which is why they would make great political role models for the country.
“God bless our military. The lowest number of veterans ever are in the government at present. That needs to change. No one loves America like our vets do.”
If a veteran has earned any type of trident such as this, he/she should be able to wear that badge of honor any time they choose. They deserve the praise and the bragging rights for their service.
Serving as the 56th governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens was born and raised in Saint Louis, MO before he earned his doctorate at Oxford University. Instead of going on to an office job, Greitens went on to become U.S. Navy Seal officer. After serving four tours of duty around the world, Greitens rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, directed an Alqaeda targeting cell and was awarded a purple heart, bronze star and several other decorations. After serving in the military he founded The Mission Continues, which is a non-profit organization that serves veterans. In 2013, Greitens was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.