Being a military spouse, I'm so proud of my soldier and this was the perfect way to show it. On our computer, we have the generic "Army Strong" mouse pad as one of the ways to show our patriotism, but this is more personalized and memorable. Once he returns from Afghanistan, I know he will love looking at the mouse pad every time he uses the computer, which is often. It's a great sized mouse pad and the picture and inscription came out amazing. I absolutely love it and I'm sure he will too.