The sayings inscribed on both legs of the triangle embody Naval Aviation; Non Sibi Sed Patriae (Not for Self but for Country) and Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) remind Sailors and Marines that they both serve and fight not for self but for country and are always faithful to the end. The Latin phrases also add to the artistic symbolism embodied by the lion’s wings. The wings form the arithmetic symbol of infinity, which joins with the lion’s book to show a continuum of lifelong learning and quest for knowledge.
In European and Middle-Eastern folklore, the winged lion symbolized strength, courage, and honor. The lion with an open book is a symbol of peace; when the book is closed it symbolizes times of war. Its wings represent all facets and communities throughout Naval Aviation.
The silhouette of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise represents the forward presence of the Navy-Marine Corps team. The word "enterprise" means "readiness to engage in daring" action which is exactly what the CNATT mission will deliver. Completely integrated from the beginning of aviation technical learning, this team is responsible for "launching learning excellence"; the motto of CNATT. Just as an aircraft of tomorrow is depicted taking off through the Five Vector Model, countless careers will be launched by Sailors, Marines, and Civil Service employees. These Naval Aviation professionals will have unprecedented control over the "course" they wish to navigate during their career. Highlighted against the background of the Navy’s blue and gold and the gold and scarlet of the Marine Corps, the colors of the logo complete the vision of "one team – one fight".