The crossed naval and marine swords symbolize readiness and cooperation
of the Navy-Marine war fighting team.
Shield: Dark Blue and Gold, the
colors traditionally associated with the Navy to represent the sea and
excellence. The pale blue symbolizes the historic waterway of the Fox
River, the entrance which leads to the City of Green Bay, the first
settlement in Wisconsin. The Green Bay logo recalls the heritage and
spirit of the city, which includes the city’s football team
“The Green Bay Packers”. The chief signifies
authority. The silhouette commemorates the previous ship, USS GREEN BAY
(PG 101), which served as aggressor in fleet exercises, while serving
in Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. The wavy division of the shield suggests the
shoreline, combined with the pale alludes to the ship’s
mission of amphibious transport of troops.
Crest: The maple wreath conveys
success and achievement, signifying the state tree of Wisconsin, sugar
maple. The anchor represents naval strength and maritime tradition. Red
denotes sacrifice. The restock of the anchor exemplifies the Marine
Corps, highlighting the Navy and Marine team. The state seal alludes to
Wisconsin ’s industry and honors the state being the
“Heart of America”.
The motto “STATUM
BELLO INVICTUS MANEO” translates to “STAND AND
FIGHT, REMAIN UNVANQUISHED”.