They are men and women who possess spines of steel, the ones our fellow citizens can most count on to face an enemy of the nation and not blink. Rather than merely reciting the values of their respective branches of the military, they demonstrated what it looks like to actually live by those values. Many more times their number can only wish to demonstrate that level of courage.
M.C. Staples is the pseudonym for an active duty military officer with command and staff experience at most levels of his branch of service, as well as deployments in support of overseas combat operations. The perspective shared in this piece is the author’s own, and is unfortunately not representative of the perspective held currently by any of the service branches nor the Department of Defense.