SHIELDAzure (Dark Blue), on a cross throughout Gules, fimbriated Argent, a life preserver of the like tied of the first superimposed by a trident Or entwined by a serpent Vert.
On a wreath Argent and Azure (Dark Blue), a demi-sun Gules with beams wavy Or between two dolphins urinant combatant Proper each charged on the tail with a mullet of the second.
On a scroll Azure doubled Argent, the words "CURARE AEGRA PERMARINUM" in Argent.
The coat of arms as blazoned in full color upon a white oval enclosed within a dark blue collar edged on the outside with gold rope and bearing the name "USNS COMFORT" at top and "T-AH 20" in base, all in gold.
SHIELDThe red cross and life preserver allude to the mission of the USNS COMFORT. The serpent entwined around the trident is reminiscent of the Staff of Aesculapius, the mythological god of medicine and healing. The ropes on the life preserver form an illusion of the Roman numeral "XX," the ship's hull designation.
The demi-sun, adapted from the Japanese flag, is surrounded by gold rays symbolizing the kamikaze attack on the previous ship COMFORT. The dolphins, known as the sailor's friend, are each charged with a star to commemorate the two battle stars received for World War II service by the ship's namesake.