It’s not a goal, it’s a starting point. It’s a backdrop to the mission where the canvas is filled with the shades of meticulous development and years of training. When the picture comes to focus, the faces of those we protect are etched out with testing, learning, reworking, and improving. It’s where experience and accolades meet devotion to the craft. It’s taking where others have fallen, respecting the paths they’ve walked, and promising to do better the next time.