USN Chief’s Mess Coin

Aboard ships, in squadrons, and in all commands the Chiefs are organized into a “Mess”, or the place where they eat, lounge, and have meetings. The Chief’s Mess holds great symbolic meaning for everyone in the United States Navy from the newest recruit to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).

The term ‘Mess’ is also used to indicate the groups of military personnel who belong to separate messes, such as the officers’ mess, the chief petty officer mess, and the enlisted mess. In some civilian societies, this military usage has been extended to the eating arrangements of other disciplined services such as firefighting and police forces.

The US Navy wanted to build another custom challenge coin to honor the Chief’s Mess. They requested something unordinary, with a design of an octopus holding a trident, and crawling over a bottle with a submarine in it. Sounds phenomenal but we believed we can execute it nonetheless.

You can check out the result in the pictures, that this is truly an extraordinary challenge coin. The organic shape of the coin formed by the sculpture of the octopus, combined with the rectangle shape of the bottle, and completed with the fine details of the small insignias and the submarine.

Make your Chief’s Mess challenge coins with Embleholics, the 100% veteran-owned and operated challenge coin company! Just request a quote from us and we will contact you within 24 hours and get started on your coins. 

Finished Coin (Front)

usn chiefs mess coin front

Finished Coin (Back)

usn chiefs mess coin back

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