Vice admiral gives Trump military challenge coin

A vice admiral who met with President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE on Wednesday gave him a challenge coin, a medallion with military insignia exchanged between service members.

Trump met with a group of 12 generals and admirals on Wednesday afternoon at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., for a two-part security briefing.

Trump shook hands with the generals and admirals as they were leaving, and Vice Adm. Dave Johnson, the Navy’s top acquisition officer, took the opportunity to hand the president-elect the challenge coin, according to a pool report.

Challenge coins are typically given to service members in a tradition that is meant to build camaraderie among troops. Part of the tradition includes passing off the coin during a handshake.

But they are also often given when visiting respected organizations and leaders, including presidents.

They’ve also become popular among civilian groups and traders, with groups such the Boy Scouts, Harley Davidson riders and Star Wars cosplayers creating their own challenge coins.