In the typical career span of an SAF officer, warrant officer and military expert, no more than three years in total is spent on formal military education. During these relatively short stints spread across 30-40 years of service, much of that time is spent in training, and many of the courses that our servicemen and women undergo are aimed at equipping them with the knowledge and skills for their next level of expected tasks. Much less formal curriculum time is dedicated to developing our intellectual capacity and professional education. As military leaders, we must take responsibility for our own professional development. After all, a leader is what we are and must continue to excel in – regardless of the specific function of command, staff or instruction that we do.