"These teammates went above and beyond the call of duty and serve as examples of what we continue to strive to be for the Nation. Their gallant deeds and intrepid actions represent the highest attributes of our authentic and timeless team – a team firmly anchored in humility, a humility sharpened through combat losses and imperfection. As stewards of their legacy, the Force and I request you think of ways to communicate their example and aspire to the leadership they embody."
- H.W. Howard III, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Naval Special Warfare Command