A leader is always in the position of making the tough calls and hard decisions. DUKE, as the head of the G.I. JOE team, understands the burden of leadership all too well. When its the duty of the team to respond to a threat against the world, DUKE must be the one to make sure that the priorities are clear: the mission comes first and everything else comes a distant second. He demands a lot from his team, but doesnt ask anything of them that he isnt willing to give himself. His hard-won experience and unflinching determination have earned him the respect and loyalty of his team.