The story behind the Craft Skull logo combines several meaningful pieces of Chris Kyle's life and service to this great nation but mainly honors his fallen teammates. As part of SEAL Team 3, Chris and his fellow teammates painted similar skulls on their gear in order to strike fear in the enemy. The crosshair symbolizes his time spent on a sniper rifle and is also in the form of a templar cross to symbolize his faith. Lastly, the crosshair is on the right eye to honor SO2 Ryan Job USN (SEAL), who was critically wounded when he was shot in the right eye while on deployment to Iraq in 2006.
Following the successful rescue mission by Navy SEALs of freighter Captain Richard Phillips on Easter morning, 2009, Ryan Job was asked by a local reporter if he thought using Navy SEALs against Somali pirates was overkill. His response was, "despite what your mamma told you, violence does solve problems." Ryan Job died in September of that year following complications during reconstructive surgery.
The word “CRAFT” inside the skull signifies the team of experts in their “crafts” who are the men and women dedicated to carrying the CRAFT legacy forward.
The Craft Skull is a daily reminder to us all the sacrifices brave warriors have made and what it takes to triumph over evil.