Gareth McKee always knew he wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself. He comes from a family of men and women who have served in the British Army or Royal Navy, so being part of a team with a greater purpose is a way of life for the McKee. In 1992, McKee joined the Royal Corps of Signals, the communications branch of the British Armed Forces. But in 1997, during a planned jump from an aircraft, an ill-fated land on wet Irish grass caused McKee to suffer a serious back injury. While rehabilitating, he followed his innate knack for technology and security while working in the field.