At the heart of our Organization is the quest for knowledge through exploration and the people who make it possible.

Explorer is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves by directly contributing to scientific knowledge in the field of geographical exploration or allied sciences. Such accomplishments usually are evidenced by scientific publications documenting fieldwork or explorations.

Unless an individual has received the distinguished designation of Honorary Explorer by the Organization, a TREK OPS Explorer must also have been qualified and selected as a TREK OPS Scout, Master Scout, and Adventurer, a feat that very few men and women achieve.