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 “To conduct development operations to accelerate new capabilities to the Surface Force in support of Fleet Commander warfighting requirements and to maintain readiness of assigned ships and unmanned surface vessels.”

“We will continue to innovate, lead change and advance warfighting capabilities in the Fleet by maintaining the highest standards of performance, professionalism, pride, integrity, dignity, and respect. Loyalty to our Service, our Navy, our ship and our shipmates are the keys to success.”


Shield. Dark Blue and gold are traditional colors of the U.S. Navy. The prow represents Zumwalt-class destroyers, USVs, and surface warfare ships of the future. The prow powers through a wavy field underscoring the motto “SEAPOWER THROUGH INNOVATION” The field is counterchanged to denote calculated risks. Four stars honor Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt and his legacy of warfighting innovation.

Crest. The wreath adopts the first named metal and color from the shield and blazon. The surface warfighting ship cutting through the ocean alludes to the surface warfare insignia and is a reminder of the qualifications met by U.S. Navy personnel who are trained and qualified to perform duties aboard United States surface warships. 

Seal. The coat of arms as blazoned in full color centered upon a white numeral “1” on a blue (bluebird) disc within a white designation band, edged with a gold roped border and bearing the name “SURFACE DEVELOPMENT SQUADRON ONE” at the top and “UNITED STATES NAVY” at the base in black letters.

Surface Development Group ONE (SURFDEVGRU 1) Logo
Surface Development Group

San Diego, CA


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