Brian Wood MC, former Colour Sergeant, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross, one of Britain's highest awards for gallantry in combat, by the Queen, following his courageous leadership under enemy fire in Iraq. During a 16-year military career, Brian led British troops across the spectrum of battle: from training to fighting; from operations in the Balkans to high-intensity combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brian is a frequent broadcaster, and is also a highly inspirational public speaker, delivering compelling sessions on leadership and grit. This is his first book. Brian lives in Hampshire, with his wife and their two children.