Welcome to Swift | Silent | Deadly!
Hello and welcome to Swift | Silent | Deadly, a personal blog by me, Justin “Graveyard” Fields! I’m on a mission to help others become more capable and competent human beings.
Who is “Graveyard”?
I was that weird kid that knew from five or six years that he would join the military. Sure enough, I enlisted shortly after high school and it was the best decision I ever made. Little did I know what a fantastic period I had chosen to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The military sent me all over the world, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. It enabled me with a myriad of training that would be nearly impossible to duplicate on my own. But it didn’t stop there. After leaving military service, I continued deploying to high-threat environments with some other government agencies.
After the sun set on that period of my life, I moved into my second professional decade. This period, which I’m still in, was about passing information along to others. For five years I taught special reconnaissance for a U.S. special operations asset. At the same time I began developing my own curriculum in digital tradecraft, which would come to be my livelihood, and is still my profession. If you’d like to know just a bit more about me and my background, click HERE.
And now here I am, with the goal of passing on some of the knowledge, skills, and lessons learned to YOU.
What is “Swift, Silent, Deadly” about?
“Swift, Silent, Deadly” is the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps’ three Reconnaissance battalions. Reconnaissance Marines pride themselves on being “jacks of all trades.” In fact, the Reconnaissance logo is called the “Jack” and signifies various skills possessed by a Reconnaissance man.
My intent in using this motto is not to co-opt it for myself. However, the value of being skilled at many things rather than ultra-skilled at just one has been the watchword of my life. Our world (especially the blog-o-sphere) is full of specialists. Here we will honor the credo, “swift, silent, deadly” and the ideals of being a generalist by embracing an extreme lack of specialization.
Where to Go From Here
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