SHIELD: Gold and dark blue are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy. The winged anchor refers to Lieutenant Bradley's services onboard the light carrier USS PRINCETON during World War II. The flaming Chief symbolizes the damage inflicted upon USS PRINCETON by an enemy air attack during the battle of Leyte Gulf and the resulting fires which eventually claimed the life of Lieutenant Bradley as he valiantly led a crew in the effort to extinguish the flames and save the ship.
CREST: The cross is gold, symbolic of excellence and glory, and refers to the Navy Cross awarded posthumously to Lieutenant Bradley for his supreme effort and ultimate sacrifice in the battle to salvage the PRINCETON. The two bars at center are white for purity and nobility of purpose, recognizing the fact that Lieutenant Bradley, although aware of the imminent danger, returned to the abandoned ship a second time with a salvage crew. An explosion touched off by the flames took their lives. The palm branch on either side of the cross symbolizes the courage displayed by Lieutenant Bradley in leading the salvage effort aboard PRINCETON. MOTTO: The motto "Power to Prevail" refers to the capability of USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY to engage and neutralize at-sea threats.