Duke was fluent in French, German and English when he enlisted. He graduated top of his class at the Fort Benning Airborne School. He opted for U.S. Army Special Languages School, specializing in Han Chinese and Southeast Asian dialects. Upon graduation, he served in the Army’s Special Forces unit in Southeast Asia, where he received the Medal of Honor and two Bronze Stars for single-handedly rescuing 34 POWs from a heavily guarded enemy compound. As squad leader of the TIGER FORCE commandos, DUKE leads this top-secret rapid-response unit on missions to defuse explosive situations around the world.