SHIELDGules, a pale Argent, overall a trident of the like (Silver) issuant from base; on a chief wavy Azure a demi ASROC (Anti-Submarine Rocket) erect superimposed by a Tomahawk and Standard missile saltirewise all Proper.
From a wreath Argent and Gules, under an arc of five mullets Azure, a shield frimbriated Or depicting the sky, clouds and sea Proper, on the sea in full sail the silhouette of the USS Constellation Sable; all supported by an anchor Argent (Silver) fouled Proper.
A tripartite scroll Azure double and inscribed with "PURSUE ATTACK VANQUISH" Agent.
The Enlisted cutlass and U.S. Naval Officer's sword points down and saltirewise Proper.
The coat of arms as blazoned in full color upon a white oval enclosed by a dark blue collar edged on the outside with a gold rope and bearing the inscription "USS TRUXTUN" at top and "DDG 103" in based all in gold.
SHIELDDark blue, white and gold are traditionally used by the US Navy and recall the sea and excellence. Red is emblematic of courage and sacrifice. The vertical white bar alludes to the Vertical Launch System strike warfare capabilities of the present ship. The trident, symbol of sea prowess, represents DDG 103's multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities with its three tines signifying Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface (ASUW). The three modern missiles in chief (ASROC, Tomahawk and Standard) also give emphases to the precision fire, modern weaponry of DDG 103 in the air, sea and strike arenas.
The silhouette of the USS Constellation recalls Commodore Thomas Truxtun being assigned to that ship in the early naval history of our country. He was one of our nation's premier sea fighters of that time. The stars commemorate the heritage of the five previous ships named TRUXTUN. The Aegis shield and anchor combined with the USS Constellation highlight the old and new US Navy warships and their long and proud history.
The motto is derived from the golden medal presented to Captain Thomas Truxtun in March of 1800 by the President. The medal is emblematical of the action between the United States frigate Constellation, of thirty-eight guns, and the French ship of war La Vengeance, of fifty-four guns; in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his gallantry and good conduct in the above engagement, wherein an example was exhibited by the captain, officers, sailors, and marines, honorable to the American name, and instructive to its rising navy. The medal is struck with the passage "U.S. Frigate Constellation of 38 guns Pursues, Attacks & Vanquishes the French ship La Vengeance of 54 guns, Feb 1800".
The crossed sword and cutlass highlight teamwork and cooperation.