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Not Just The Skill…But The Will

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As we mourn the loss of heroes such as Chris Kyle and countless others, I’m drawn to the thought of what exactly the term hero means. What is it that drives individuals to stand up and put their lives on the line? In all of the years I spent in the military and providing security [...]

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How Training Pays Off In A War Zone

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In 2004 I was on a security detail in Iraq. Our principles were senior State Department officials and heads of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). Our mission was to protect lives in the most dangerous and unrelenting place in the world. After spending the first few weeks in Baghdad, I eventually moved to a town [...]