Friday, August 26, 2005

Here's the unofficial Navy emblem

I was over at Gunner's Blog and read his 2nd installment of his life with CHINFO and thought I'd post -- just for spite, mind you -- the official Navy seal. But, alas, this late at night after a long day and I can't find it, so I'm just taking bandwidth from CHINFO and posting this emblem. Afterall, they said I could... well, sort'a they did. And like I know the difference between an emblem and a seal...

Oh, here's the verbage about using the seal:
18 United States Code, Part 1, Chapter 47, Section 1017, prohibits the use the Department of the Navy seal, such as that you see on the welcome page of this web site, by anyone other than bona fide commands and activities of the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense where appropriate.

Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5030.4A of 17 March 1986 restricts the use of the Department of the Navy seal, such as that you see on the welcome page of this web site, to official use only and to the exclusive use of the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense. Commands can likely obtain a digital copy from the command in their chain of command which has a graphics department.
And, I guess to be in the good graces of the CHINFO (like after what I have done and will do I'd ever be in the Admiral's good graces, but I'll pretend), here's posting this:

Neither the Department of the Navy nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized this blog.

Ain't that the truth, now?

2 comments:

  1. Hello Peter:

    Here is a link to the official US Navy seal image:

    http://www.navy.mil/images/navy_mil/navyseal_small.gif

    Also, I thought that you might wish to see what CHINFO looks like. Here is a link to his official USN bio:

    http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=14

    In my opinion, the good admiral probably doesn't meet the Navy's standards for body fat.

    And, no, I don't think that your comment it is to personal. However, in similar situations, I have been known to say "not to spite him, but in spite of him".

    Regards,

    Charlie Mitchell
    Webmaster@usafns.com
    http://www.usafns.com
    (W) 252-637-3038
    (C) 252-670-1440

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  2. I'm not sure 18USC1017 applies.

    Government seals wrongfully used and instruments wrongfully sealed

    Whoever fraudulently or wrongfully affixes or impresses the seal
    of any department or agency of the United States, to or upon any
    certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper or with
    knowledge of its fraudulent character, with wrongful or fraudulent
    intent, uses, buys, procures, sells, or transfers to another any
    such certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper, to
    which or upon which said seal has been so fraudulently affixed or
    impressed, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more
    than five years, or both.

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