Logo and Motto
The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a geographical map centered on the northern Atlantic Ocean and adjoining land masses on both sides that connects the United States’ with its partners and allies in Europe and northern Africa. This is all enclosed by a dark blue border edged on the outside with a gold rope and inscribed “UNITED STATES” above and “SECOND FLEET” below in white. On both sides of the dark blue border, three stars signify the rank of vice admiral, who commands U.S. 2nd Fleet.
On the field, it is divided into two points. The top of the shield, the chief, is azure (blue) signifying vigilance, perseverance and justice, while the bottom of the field, the base, is divided into gules (red) palewise lines that produce numerous paly, on an argent (white) blazon. The red signifies military strength and courage, while white signifies integrity and peace. The field is charged with the number “2” indicating U.S. 2nd Fleet as well as unification in achieving the Navy’s mission in addressing changes in the security environment.
The eagle, supported by the shield, represents the United States and is an iconic symbolism of freedom. The eagle is fierce with dominant talons, representing the lethal maritime capabilities of U.S. 2nd Fleet.
The trident, an ancient symbol of the sea, represents power and control over the ocean.
“READY TO FIGHT” personifies the spirit and dedication of the command and staff by ensuring mission readiness by maintaining and equipping maritime assets, enhancing interoperability, and lethality to foreign and domestic enemies who threaten regional or national security.