The United States is symbolized by the bald eagle whose wings are out-spread beyond the shield to denote the scope beyond her own shores and of the U.S. influence for stability in affairs world-wide. The Border signifies unity and cooperation. The gold is the universal symbol of excellence.
The naval officer’s sword and a Marine Corps mameluke are crossed diagonally to represent strength and cooperation.
The star of six points represents all ships to bear the name Boxer. The octagon charged with a gold star recalls the eight battle stars won by USS Boxer (CV 21) for action off Korea, here symbolized by the Taeguk (symbol from the Republic of Korea’s flag) that bears the star. The wreath of laurel stands for honor and the maintenance and pursuit of peace.