What's in a Name?
The centurion was a professional officer in the Roman army and navy originally engaged around 100 BC. To earn the rank of centurion, a Roman legionary would be battle-tested and need to have served somewhere between 13–20 years. In service, centurions commanded groups of legionnaires known as a “centuria,” meaning 100, but in practice somewhere between 80 to 100 soldiers. They were responsible to train under adverse conditions, meet extreme standards of conditioning and endurance, give training and discipline to the legionaries, and provide for their own food, clothing, bedding, armor, and other expenses.
Centurions were chosen for their display of valor, honor, loyalty, strength, and expertise in skill. They took quiet pride in acutely listening and being ready to execute on the orders received to meet their obligations. They led their century from the front, occupying a position alongside their legionnaires at the front right location of the formation and were known for inspiring and leading by their personal action and example. The promotion to centurion was considered one of the highest honors of a legionnaire.
Two thousand years later, the definition of a centurion has held its own and we look to uphold that tradition as a mission-driven firm engaged in servant leadership. We believe the centurion’s unwavering commitment to excellence, honor and loyalty, and people and communities served, are directly relevant to the requirements of successful business partnerships, organizational growth, and financial and cultural success.