Major David Godfrey is an infantry officer in The Rifles Regiment. He has 15 years’ service in the Army, including two operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. He has commanded a company on two occasions and has served on the staff in MOD Whitehall and Army Headquarters in Andover. He is currently the Chief of Staff of 51 Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland. The views and opinions expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the British Army.