What drives you to serve your country? Is it your exuberant patriotism? Your intense desire to serve others? Your wish to protect your family? Your sense of obligation to repay the men and women who have sacrificed everything to keep our country free? As a child, I never understood why people would risk their lives to serve their country. I figured there would always be someone else to fill those roles, so why should I even think about risking my life in uniform? As I grew older though, I began to realize something. What if everyone thought the way I did? What if everyone figured there would always be "someone else to fill those roles?" That's when I came to the realization that, whether it be serving in the military itself, designing and manufacturing things to assist the military, or serving as a law enforcement officer to protect our country from the inside, I owed something to our country. Our country is free, but it comes at a cost. I feel that it is a great privilege to live in the United States of America, and it just doesn't feel right to stand around while others sacrifice so much to provide that privilege. This is my drive. What's yours?