“Competing with oneself, is conducive to continued learning.” I would like to take a second and salute Major Mariam Al Mansouri, F-16 fighter pilot of the UAE. This week, Major Al Mansouri led airstrikes against ISIS (or ISIL, depending on the news services). To become a pilot is a challenging enough, but to become a fighter pilot, that’s very rare. Major Al Mansouri’s dedication to her education, and her passion for her field sets an example for future generations. We need more people like Major Mariam Al Mansouri. You can read more about Major Al Mansouri here.