Capt. Aaron J. Bonovitch is currently serving in the US Air Force as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Combat Crew Member at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. He was commissioned through Air Force ROTC at Virginia Tech, and has served on active duty for five years in various positions, including as an instructor and evaluator on the Minuteman III weapon system. He received a master of arts in public policy from Liberty University in 2015. The views and opinions expressed in this essay are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or views of the US Air Force or the federal government.