The Squadron insignia was designed by Ensign Norman C. Peterson in 1953. The insignia has evolved throughout its history and contains carefully chosen details which were significant in the development of a combat ready squadron.
The unsheathed sword, positioned in the vigilant or attack position
over the ocean, depicts the squadron's primary mission of maintaining
lines of communication and denying them to an enemy. The colors
of the sword signify a legendary balance of strength and stability.
The background of black and gold symbolizes our capability to
strike under day or night conditions. The twin flashes of lightning
denote speed and swiftness of the attack. The lion rampant denotes
fighting ability as well as strength in the pursuit of the attack.
The red claws indicate fierceness, while the red border is a symbol
of raw power.
The Swordsmen are proud of our insignia and are dedicated to protect
the ideals and philosophy it represents and to country strong