The Sailors Creed
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. I proudly serve my country's Navy combat
team with Honor, Courage, and Commitment. I am committed
to excellence and the fair treatment of all .

Ship motto: Finer than the Finest

Mission: To fight and win in war at sea

Call Sign: Hidden Gold

Help save the C.F. Adams, the namesake of our class of ddg. Go to the "links" page , and click on adams class veterans assoc. for details. The adams is the last remaining ddg of that class.