The Federation Military has held the line against a thousand threats, from natural disasters to monstrous invaders. As a member of that military you are expected to hold in your heart both memory of those who fell before you and the will to protect those who stand behind you. Without these things there can be no honour in your mission – and a military without honour has already lost.
So against the depredations of all our enemies and the ravages of a hostile universe keep strong vigil and be mindful of your honour.- General Cai Sen addresses the new recruits. Federation Academy Archives.