USS BOXER serves the will of the citizens of our great nation. There is no greater priority than safeguarding the interests of our country and the freedoms that we enjoy. The accomplishment of our assigned tasking demands uncompromised operational readiness which includes material, training, physical, administrative, family, and individual readiness.
Sailors and Marines are the heart and soul of USS BOXER. BOXER exists to meet missions assigned by leadership and People are the primary means of achieving our goals. To meet mission, we all must work together as One Team (Blue/Green). Unity of team effort will guarantee mission success. To this end, we will treat each other with fairness, professionalism, and due respect. The Command TRIAD and leaders at all levels will promote and foster a culture of opportunity, professional development, and empowerment. Every Sailor and Marine counts.
Everything we do on and off BOXER will be done safely and always taking risks into consideration with associated mitigation. Every Sailor and Marine is charged with the responsibility of staying safety-focused, no matter the simplicity of the task. Safety will never be compromised under any circumstance.
We are all responsible for the performance of our assigned duties. Delegation does not relieve the accountable Sailor or Marine of his or her responsibility. Everyone onboard BOXER will be held to account. Taking ownership fosters a spirit of responsibility and accountability that unites BOXER.
USS BOXER is a Navy warship. We go into harm’s way. Training is essential to mission accomplishment and keeping people alive. We will train the way that we will fight without compromise. Team BOXER depends upon each Sailor and Marine to perform their duties to the best of their ability. Each Sailor and Marine will learn their duties and become proficient. A well-trained crew operates safely and meets mission.
Every Sailor and Marine assigned to USS BOXER is a vital and intricate part of the Team. We all depend upon a command climate of honesty, trust, and integrity to foster unity of effort. Shipmates depend on each other to do the right thing and make smart decisions. Everything we do is in support of our mission and each other. One-Team-One-Fight! Safely mitigating risks and meeting mission together.
MISSION FIRST AND PEOPLE ALWAYS!
The sixth ship to carry the name BOXER would be the fourth ship of the Wasp class multi-purpose amphibious assault ship (LHD). Fabrication work for LHD 4 began at Litton-Ingalls in Pascagoula, Miss. July 9, 1990. The ship’s keel was authenticated April 8, 1991 and the ship was launched Aug. 13, 1993. The ship was officially christened the USS Boxer (LHD 4) Aug. 28, 1993. After post-launch outfitting and testing, Ingalls delivered the ship to the U.S. Navy Nov. 21, 1994. Boxer began its service to the Navy as its fourth LHD Feb. 11, 1995 almost four years after its construction began.