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COMMAND OPERATIONS OFFICER

File Name: Abernathy, Clayton M. Pay Grade: O-5


Call-Sign: Hawk
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: SFOD-C (Command and Control), 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BS in Military Art and Science (United States Military Academy), MS in Military Arts and Sciences (US Army School of Advanced Military Studies), MS in
Defense Analysis (Special Operations/Irregular Warfare)-Irregular Warfare subspecialty (Naval Postgraduate School)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course; Short-Range, Hawk Missile, and Patriot Missile Air Defense Artillery Resident Training;
Air and Missile Defense Captains Career Course, Basic Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, SF Unit Officer Qualification Course, SFQC Individual
Skills Phase, SFQC Collective Training Phase, SF Functional Language Training, Army Red Team Leader's Course, Special Operations Forces Interagency
Collaboration Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course, Joint Special Operations Irregular Warfare Advanced Course, Combined/Joint Force Special
Operations Component Commander's Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Born into a prominent military family. Graduated 1991 from West Point at the top of his class. Went on several rotational deployments with
ARCENT-SA's PATRIOT Task Force in Saudi Arabia before going Special Forces in 1995. Took part in numerous missions in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2008
as a member of the 5th Special Forces Group. Abernathy is a widower (wife succumbed to acute myeloid leukemia in 2007) with a son, Scott, born in 2001. Fluent
in Arabic (Modern Standard and Iraqi), Persian (Dari, Farsi and Tajiki dialects), and Russian; conversant in French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AGENT (INTELLIGENCE & SURVEILLANCE PLATOON CI TEAM)


File Name: Arashikage, Kimiko Pay Grade: E-5
Call-Sign: Jinx
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: A Company (Counterintelligence/HUMINT), 524th Military Intelligence Battalion, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in Economics (Bryn Mawr College), AA in Mandarin (DLIFLC)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Financial Management Technician AIT, Counterintelligence Special Agent Course, Basic Airborne School, Air Assault School,
Defense Strategic Debriefing and Interrogation Course, Defense Against Sound Equipment Course, Advanced Foreign Counterintelligence Course, Fast Rope
and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction Master Course, Rappel Master Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course

Miscellaneous Notes: At the age of 12, sent by parents to live with relatives in Tokyo in an effort to instill discipline and a sense of culture. While abroad,
extensively studied her clan's traditional martial art, Arashikage-ryu bujutsu. Returned to the United States for good after graduating at the top of her class from the
Saitama Prefectural Inagakuen Comprehensive Upper Secondary School. Joined the Army as a financial management technician after receiving her degree from
Bryn Mawr. Re-classed as a counterintelligence agent in 2006, deployed to South Korea in support of USFK/CFC operations as a member of the 524 th Military
Intelligence Battalion. Fluent in French, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin (Standard dialect); conversant in Cantonese/Yue (Standard dialect).
U.A.V. PLATOON LEADER
File Name: Armbruster, Bradley J. Pay Grade: O-4
Call-Sign: Ace
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: 3rd Special Operations Squadron, 27th Special Operations Wing, 27th Special Operations Group (USAF)
Post-Secondary Education: Aerobatic Proficiency Training Certificate (Tutima Academy of Aviation), BS in Electrical Engineering (University of Rhode Island), MS in Defense Analysis
(Special Operations/ Irregular Warfare)-Combat Systems subspecialty (Naval Postgraduate School), Joint Special Operations Warfighter Certificate (JSOU)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Private Pilot Certification (Cindtronix Aviation), Commercial Pilot Certification (Cindtronix Avaiation), Officer Candidate School Basic
Officer Training, Air and Space Basic Course, Initial Flight Screening, USAF Specialized Undergraduate Training, Transitional and Operational Flight Training (F-
15E Strike Eagle), USAF Weapons School (F-15E Strike Eagle), Air Liaison Officer Qualification Course, Flight Commander Course, Organizational Leadership
Course, Expeditionary Leadership Course, Introduction to Special Operations Course, USAF Weapons School (MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9 Reaper), Squadron Officer
School, Mission Commander's Course, Basic Airborne School, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Started flying in high school, working three jobs in order to afford lessons. After high school, worked for a year as a bush pilot in Alaska to
earn money for college. While enrolled in the University of Rhode Island, spent his free time training to be an aerobatic pilot, twice competing in the FAI Grand
Prix. Joined the USAF after earning his degree in electrical engineering. As a member of the 391 st Fighter Squadron, flew F-15E Strike Eagles on combat air
patrol, air interdiction, and close air support missions in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2005. Entered UAV pilot training and re-assigned to the 3 rd Special
Operations Squadron in 2007, flying MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper UAVs on armed reconnaissance missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. An accomplished
amateur poker player, Armbruster has competed in numerous poker fund-raising events for various charities.

SCOUT-OBSERVER (H.AL.O./H.A.H.O. RECON TEAM)


File Name: Arndt, Philip W. Pay Grade: E-6
Call-Sign: Free Fall
Birthplace: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: Regimental Reconnaissance Company, Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne) (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in Philosophy (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale), MA in Comparative East-West Philosophy (University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa)

Military Training/Courses attended (partial list): Aviation Operations Specialist AIT, Joint Air Tasking Order Process Course, Joint Firepower Course, Infantryman
AIT, Basic Airborne School, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Ranger Assessment and Screening Program, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism
Awareness Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Summer Course, Fast Rope and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction Master Course, Rappel Master Course,
Jumpmaster Course (Static-Line), Basic Instructor Course, Military Free Fall Parachutist Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Started his military career as an aviation operations specialist with the 82 nd Combat Aviation Regiment, deploying to Bosnia with the 2 nd
Battalion in support of Operation Joint Guard (1997). After fulfilling his term of service, went back to school to earn his master's degree in comparative east-west
philosophy. Re-enlisted in 2004 and re-trained as an infantryman, eventually earning a slot with the 75 th Ranger Regiment. Highly intelligent and strongly motivated
individual. Fluent in Mandarin (Standard dialect), conversant in Cantonese/Yue (Standard dialect).
E.O.C.A./COMBAT DEMOLITIONIST (H.V.T. TRACKER TEAM TWO)
File Name: Ayvazyan, Varujan Pay Grade: GS-09
Call-Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sultanbeyli, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Employer prior to GIJOE selection: Terrorism and Violent Crimes Division, United States National Central Bureau of INTERPOL
Post-Secondary Education: BA in Security Sciences (Güvenlik Bilimleri Enstitüsü-Polis Akademisi Başkanlığı), AAS in Chemical Technology (Essex County College)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Pre-Undergraduate Police Training Program (Polis Akademisi Gölbaşı), Basic Police Special Operations Course (Özel Harekat
Polis Okulu), INTERPOL International Police Training Program, Search and Security Foundation Course (ISSEE), Search and Security Advanced Searcher
Course (ISSEE), High Risk Search Course (ISSEE), EOD Level 1 Course (ISSEE), EOD Level 2 Course (ISSEE), EOD Level 3 Course (ISSEE), IED
Awareness Course (ISSEE), IED Technician Course (ISSEE), Booby Traps Course (ISSEE), Program in American Language Studies (Rutgers University-
Newark), English for Academic Purposes Course (Rutgers University-Newark)

Miscellaneous Notes: Born and raised in Istanbul Province to Turkish-Armenian parents. Overcame cultural and racial barriers to become a ranking police
officer with the Istanbul Police Department's Special Security office. Served with distinction in numerous police special operations against the PKK and other
paramilitary radical organizations. Hired by INTERPOL as a dangerous devices technician in 2000, immigrated to the United States on a National Interest
Waiver visa in 2001. Worked as a weapons intelligence analyst with INTERPOL's American bureau before being recruited to join a fledgling GIJOE in late
2008. Acquired American citizenship in early 2009. Fluent in Armenian (Eastern and Western dialects), Turkish, and Kurdish; conversant in Arabic (Iraqi) and
Georgian. Avid practitioner and promoter of kılıç kalkan (traditional Turkish fencing) and has performed public demonstrations of the martial art as part of the
New York Turkish Cultural Center's 2009 “Performing Arts at the Terminal” show.

COMBAT OBSERVATION/LASING TEAM LEADER


File Name: Barney, James J. Pay Grade: E-6
Call-Sign: Grand Slam
Birthplace: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: C Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne) (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BS in Physics (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist AIT; Fire Support Specialist AIT,
Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) Transition Course, Basic Airborne School, Ranger School, Joint Fires Observer Course, Tactical
Information Operations Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Summer Course, Fast Rope
and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction Master Course, Rappel Master Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Served on three deployments to Iraq between 2003 and 2005 as a member of the 82nd Division Artillery. Soft-spoken and calm in
high-pressure situations, well-liked by peers and superiors alike. Owns an extensive collection of vintage comic books and science fiction paperbacks and
magazines.
SCOUT-OBSERVER/N.S.T.V. EXPERT OPERATOR (L.R.S. TEAM THREE)
File Name: Blais, Robert M. Pay Grade: E-5
Call-Sign: Cross-Country
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: C Troop, 1st Squadron (RSTA-Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: AAS in Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology (Guilford Technical Community College)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Cargo Specialist AIT, Rough Terrain Container Handling and Operation Course, Defense Packing of Hazardous Materials for
Transportation Course, USTRANSCOM Global Transportation Network training, Anti-terrorism Evasive Driving-Staff Driver Course, Cavalry Scout AIT, Basic
Airborne School, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Fast Rope and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction Master Course, Rappel Master Course, SERE Level-C
Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Summer Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Both parents career construction and asphalt equipment operators. Declined stewardship of the family business and joined the Army at the
age of 20. Served as a cargo specialist with the 7th Transportation Battalion before re-classing as a cavalry scout. Has excellent driving instincts and a natural
mechanical aptitude honed through a lifetime in and around heavy machinery and vehicles.

COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AGENT (INTELLIGENCE & SURVEILLANCE PLATOON CI TEAM)


File Name: Bowman, Thomas S. Pay Grade: E-7
Call-Sign: Mace
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: Expeditionary Support Branch, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (USMC)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology (Metropolitan State College of Denver), AA in Arabic (DLIFLC)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Basic Recruit Training (Denver Police Academy), Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Qualification, Marine Air-
Ground Task Force Intelligence Specialist Entry Course, Intelligence in Combating Terrorism Course, Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Counterintelligence/HUMINT Course, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Fundamentals Course, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Course,
Defense Strategic Debriefing and Interrogation Course, Advanced Foreign Counterintelligence Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Worked for five years as a Denver police officer before joining the Marines. As an agent for the MCIA's Expeditionary Support Branch,
has served on numerous missions abroad, most recently in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Fluent in Arabic (Modern Standard and
Iraqi) and Persian (Dari and Farsi dialects), conversant in Spanish.
U.A.V. PILOT (GROUND CONTROL STATION)
File Name: Boyajian, Gregory S. Pay Grade: O-3
Call-Sign: Slipstream
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: 3rd Special Operations Squadron, 27th Special Operations Wing, 27th Special Operations Group (USAF)
Post-Secondary Education: BS in Computer Engineering (University of Utah), MS in Computer Engineering (Air Force Institute of Technology), Joint Special Operations Warfighter
Certificate (JSOU)

Relevant Training (Partial List): AFROTC General Military and Professional Officer Courses, Air and Space Basic Course, Initial Flight Screening, USAF
Specialized Undergraduate Training, Transitional and Operational Flight Training (F-16C/D), USAF Weapons School (F-16C/D), Air Liaison Officer Qualification
Course, Flight Commander Course, Organizational Leadership Course, Introduction to Special Operations Course, USAF Weapons School (MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9
Reaper), Expeditionary Leadership Course, Squadron Officer School

Miscellaneous Notes: An avid video game player and computer enthusiast before discovering recreational flying in his mid-teens. Joined the Civil Air Patrol as a
cadet at the age of 16, eventually going to the University of Utah on an AFROTC scholarship. Flew numerous sorties over Iraq and Afghanistan between 2002 and
2005 as a member of the 421st Fighter Squadron. Began UAV pilot training in 2006, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing's 3rd Special Operations
Squadron in the summer of 2007. Has a reputation among GIJOE teammates as an unrepentant joker and mimic, and is the acknowledged base “Mario Kart”
(video game) champion. Fluent in Armenian (Eastern and Western dialects), French, and Greek.

COMBAT OBSERVER (COMBAT OBSERVATION/LASING TEAM)


File Name: Breckenridge, Matthew H. Pay Grade: E-6
Call-Sign: Thunder
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault) (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in Music (University of Louisville)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Army Bandsperson (Percussion) AIT, Air Assault School, Fire Support Specialist AIT, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data
System (AFATDS) Transition Course, Basic Airborne School, Ranger School, Joint Fires Observer Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism
Awareness Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Summer Course, Rappel Master Course,Tactical Information Operations Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Played as a drummer in various Lousville-area heavy metal bands throughout high school and college. Joined the army as a
bandsperson, made the unorthodox but not unheard of decision of re-classing into a combat arms branch a year into his service. Deployed to Iraq as a
member of the 320th Field Artillery Regiment's 2nd Battalion in 2003 and 2005, participating in missions with the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat
Team.
COMBAT OBSERVER (COMBAT OBSERVATION/LASING TEAM)
File Name: Brewi, David Pay Grade: E-5
Call-Sign: D-Day
Birthplace: Islip, New York, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault) (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in Earth Science (Dowling College)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Fire Support Specialist AIT, Air Assault School, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) Transition Course, Basic
Airborne School, Ranger School, Joint Fires Observer Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Rappel Master Course,Tactical
Information Operations Course, Modern Army Combatives Level 1 Instructor Course, Modern Army Combatives Level 2 Instructor Course, Basic Military
Mountaineer Summer Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Grew up in Bay Shore, an Islip hamlet, the youngest son of comfortably upper-middle class parents, father a shopping mall manager, mother
a television station executive and member of the New York State Council on the Arts' Performing and Literary Arts Committee. Denies that bourgeois guilt was a
motivating factor in his decision to join the military, although incidental records of his personal interactions with enlisted GIJOE teammates indicate a strong
tendency to downplay his relatively prosperous economic background. Deployed to Iraq as a member of the 320th Field Artillery Regiment's 2nd Battalion in 2005,
where he acquitted himself with distinction as a member of a dismounted forward observer team.

OPERATIONS CHIEF (RECONNAISSANCE ELEMENT)


File Name: Burns, Matthew Pay Grade: E-8 (MSgt)
Call-Sign: Sgt. Slaughter
Birthplace: Parris Island, South Carolina, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: Special Operations Training Group-MEU(SOC) Training Branch, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (USMC)
Post-Secondary Education: BS in Psychology (University of South Carolina)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Marine Rifleman Course, Basic Reconnaissance Course, Combatant Diver Course, Basic Airborne School, Infantry Squad
Leader's Course, MEU(SOC) Certification Joint Training, Fast Rope Suspension Technician Certification and Helicopter Rope Suspension Training Master
Course, Drill Instructor School, Water Safety/Survival Instructor Course, Tactical Information Operations Course, Marksmanship Coach Course, Martial Arts
Instructor Course, Martial Arts Instructor-Trainer Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Summer
Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Comes from a Marine family, father a retired infantry gunnery sergeant, mother a former air traffic controller. Reputation as a marine and
drill instructor has reached near-mythic proportions in 18 years in the Corps, something he has been more than willing to cultivate and perpetuate by playing
the part of the hulking and unfeeling drill instructor to the hilt in public appearances. Behind all his outward bluster and theatrics, possesses a brilliant tactical
mind that he has put to use in numerous expeditionary missions as a member of the 2 nd Reconnaissance Battalion, participating in missions in four continents.
Transferred to the II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group's Special Operations Training Group-MEU(SOC) Training Branch in 2004. Conversant in
French and Spanish.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR
File Name: Colby, Everett P. Pay Grade: O-6
Call-Sign: Keelhaul
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (USN)
Post-Secondary Education: BS in Electrical Engineering (USNA), MS in Information Operations-Joint Information Operations Curriculum (Naval Postgraduate School)

Military Training/Courses attended (partial list): Flight Screening, Aviation Preflight Indoctrination, Primary Flight Training, Intermediate and Advanced Flight
Training (Land-Based Syllabus, P-3/EP-3 Maritime Pipeline), SERE Level-C Training, Command and Staff Officer Program, Introduction to Special Operations
Course, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Joint Maritime Operations Course (Naval War College), Strategy & War Course (Naval War College), National
Security Decision-Making Course (Naval War College), Maritime Staff Operators Course (Naval War College)

Miscellaneous Notes: As a member of FAIRECONRONTWO, flew air reconnaissance aircraft in support of airstrike and air patrol missions during Operation El
Dorado Canyon (1986). Operation Desert Storm(1991), Operation Deny Flight (1993) and Operation Joint Endeavor (1995). Awarded the Air Medal for his actions
in Albania during Operation Silver Wake (1997), using his EP-3E in an emergency evacuation of American citizens, non-combatants, and designated third country
nationals while under heavy anti-aircraft fire. Served as a FAIRECONRONTWO operational detachment commander in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2004. A nationally
ranked amateur chess player (USCF rating of 2100), placed third in the under 2200 category during the 2007 USCF National Open Chess Championship. Fluent in
Russian, conversant in French, German, and Spanish.

DIRECTOR
File Name: Colton, Joseph B. Pay Grade: ES Level V
Call-Sign: Eagle-Eye
Birthplace: Central Falls, Rhode Island, USA
Employer prior to GIJOE selection: Department of Political Science, MIT
Post-Secondary Education: BS in Foreign Area Studies, Eurasia concentration (USMA), MS in Military Arts and Sciences (US Army School of Advanced Military Studies), PhD in
International Relations, Strategic Studies concentration (Johns Hopkins University)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Summer Course, Basic Airborne School,
Air Assault School, Ranger School, Infantry Mortar Platoon Leader's Course, Sniper Employment Leader's Course, SF Unit Officer Qualification Course, SFQC
Individual Skills Phase, SFQC Collective Training Phase, SF Functional Language Training, Patrol Course (NATO I-LRRP School Weingarten), US Army Red Team
Leader's Course, Contemporary Insurgent Warfare Course; Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Planner's Course; Security Cooperation Management Overseas
Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course, Special Operations Forces Interagency Collaboration Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism
Awareness Course, General Officer/Senior Executive Service Force Integration Course, Combating Terrorism Executive Interagency Seminar, Joint Special
Operations Staff Officer Course, CJFSOCC Planners Course, CJFSOCC Joint Operations Center Course, CJFSOCC Commanders Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Started his career as a promising young lieutenant with the 101st Airborne Division. Made the move to SF in 1983, assigned to the 2 nd Battalion,
10th SFG. Helped train Lebanese soldiers in 1985 and Nigerian paratroopers in 1986. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during the Battle of
Khafji (1991). Served as a member of a Coalition Support Team assisting the 1st Belgian Para-Commando Battalion during Operation Restore Hope (1993). Retired
from the Army with the rank of colonel in 2001. Started working towards his PhD in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University that same year. His doctoral
thesis, entitled "Modeling Adaptive Organizations in the Current Irregular Warfare Context", is considered a modern classic in military science. Was an associate
professor in MIT's Political Science Department before being tapped to head GIJOE in 2008. Fluent in Arabic (Modern Standard, Iraqi, and Levantine), French, and
Russian; conversant in German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili. Married future GIJOE Command C-E Officer Jane A. Martell (call-sign GI Jane) in 1983, divorced
in 2004. Couple had one son, Joseph, Jr., killed during the Battle of Nasiriyah in Iraq in 2003 while serving as a soldier in the Army's 3rd Infantry Division.
O.S.V. EXPERT OPERATOR (ARCTIC RECON TEAM)
File Name: Costello, Ian F. Pay Grade: E-5
Call-Sign: Avalanche
Birthplace: Madawaska, Maine, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: D Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division (USMC/MARFORRES)
Post-Secondary Education: AAS in Automotive Technology (Northern Maine Community College), Bachelor of Applied Science (University of Maine-Presque Isle)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Basic Logistics/Embarkation Specialist Course, Marine Rifleman Course, USMC Designated Marksman School, Basic
Reconnaissance Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Summer Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Winter Course, Mountain Survival Course, Animal Packers
Course, Scout Skier Training, OSV/Rough Terrain Driver Training, Basic Airborne School, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Parents and older siblings involved in the cross-border smuggling trade, primarily bringing in cigarettes into New Brunswick province in
Canada while ferrying cheap medicines into Maine. Somehow managed to steer clear of any significant legal trouble despite growing up around various
criminal influences. Sent by state social services to live with relatives in Presque Isle at the age of 15. Worked briefly as a snowmobile mechanic before joining
the Marines. Assigned to an active-duty instructor-inspector staff post with the MARFORRES Anti-Terrorism Battalion's Anchorage, Alaska-based D Company in
2006. An excellent marksman and an even better over-snow vehicle operator. Fluent in French (Acadian dialect).

DECEPTION OPERATIONS CHIEF


File Name: Craig, Judith F. Pay Grade: E-7
Call-Sign: Shooter
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: C Company, 163rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in History, minor in Religion (Montclair State University), AA in Arabic (DLIFLC)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Chaplain Assistant Advanced Individual Training, Emergency Medical Ministry Course, Chapel Tithe and Offering Clerk Course,
Counterintelligence Special Agent Course, Intelligence in Combating Terrorism Course, Basic Airborne School, Air Assault School, Defense Strategic
Debriefing and Interrogation Course, Defense Against Sound Equipment Course, USAF Countersniper School, Advanced Foreign Counterintelligence Course,
Fast Rope and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction Master Course, Rappel Master Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Started her career as a chaplain assistant assigned to the 743rd Military Intelligence Battalion. Re-classed as a counterintelligence agent
in 2002, inspired to take a more pro-active role in the fight against terrorism after the New York terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Since then, has
participated in numerous clandestine operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. Fluent in Arabic (Modern Standard, Iraqi, and Levantine), French,
Hebrew, Portuguese, and Spanish; conversant in Swahili.
SCOUT-OBSERVER/UNDERWATER COMBAT DEMOLITIONIST (AMPHIBIOUS RECON TEAM)
File Name: Delgado, Hector Pay Grade: E-7
Call-Sign: Shipwreck
Birthplace: Chula Vista, California, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: SEAL Team 1, Naval Special Warfare Group ONE (USN)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in Liberal Studies, Marine Science concentration (University of San Diego)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Gunner's Mate "A" School, 5”/54-Caliber MK 45 MOD 2 Gun Mount Maintenance Course, Crew-Served Weapons Instructor
Course, Basic Underwater Demolitions/SEAL training, SEAL Qualification Training, SEAL Professional Development Phase Training, SEAL Unit Level Training,
SEAL Squadron Integration Training, Basic Airborne School, Military Free Fall Parachutist Course, Desert Environmental Survival Course, Air Assault School,
Tactical Rope Suspension Technician Certification and Helicopter Rope Suspension Training Master Course, Riverine Combat Skills Course, Riverine Crewman
Course, Riverine Unit-Level Leaders Course, Riverine Security Team Trainer Course, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Basic
Military Mountaineer Summer Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Spent his teens working odd jobs in the San Diego docks. Joined the Navy immediately out of high school, served on the USS Yorktown
(CG-48) as a gunner's mate, participating in counter-drug operations in the Caribbean during the early 1990s and was part of the crew that scored a then-record
101 during the ship's 1994 Naval Gun Fire Support qualification exercise. Separated from the Navy long enough to earn his degree from the University of San
Diego. Re-enlisted in 1999, joined NAVSPECWAR in 2000. Has participated in numerous special operations in Iraq, most notably the capture of the Al Basrah and
Khawr Al Amaya oil terminals and special security patrols in the the area of the Mukarayin dam.

COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISER


File Name: Divljak, Robert S. Pay Grade: E-9 (CSM)
Call-Sign: Sgt. Savage
Birthplace: Albany, New York, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: B Troop (LRS) (Airborne), 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in History (Cornell University), AA in Arabic (DLIFLC)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Small Arms/Artillery Repairer AIT, Basic Airborne School, Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, Infantryman AIT,
Pathfinder School, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader's Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Drill Sergeant School,
Patrol Course (NATO I-LRRP School Pfullendorf), SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Fast Rope and Special Patrol
Insertion/Extraction Master Course, Basic Military Mountaineer Summer Course, Rappel Master Course, Camp Gonsalves Jungle Leader's Course, Ft. Irwin
OPFOR/Desert Rotational Unit Training, Battle Staff NCO Course, Irregular Warfare Course (JSOU), Joint Special Operations Collaborative Planning Course
(JSOU), Joint Special Operations Advanced Planning Applications Course (JSOU), NATO SOF Technical Exploitation Operations Course, NATO SOF Senior
NCO Operations Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Eldest son of immigrant parents from the former Yugoslavia. Enlisted in the Army in 1980, serving as an armorer with the 75 th Ranger
Regiment's 1st Battalion. Earned history degree from Cornell on the GI Bill. Re-enlisted in the Army in 1993, breezing his way through Infantry School. Assigned
to the 502nd Infantry Regiment, serving with distinction on various deployments to Panama, El Salvador, and Nicaragua during the mid-1990s. Served a six
month tour in the Sinai peninsula as part of the USBATT Contingent of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in 1999. Attended NATO International
LRRP School in Pfullendorf and later attached to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment for a three-month stint in early 2000 as cultural liaison/translator
during Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo. Served as a senior enlisted adviser with Task Force Phantom, conducting deep reconnaissance and long-range
surveillance operations in northwestern Iraq in 2005. In 2008, helped oversee the transition of the 163rd Military Intelligence Battalion's Long Range
Surveillance Detachments into the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade's premier Long Range Surveillance Troop. Fluent in Arabic (Modern Standard and
Iraqi), Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Spanish; conversant in Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Russian.
SCOUT-OBSERVER/COVER MAN (L.R.S. TEAM FOUR)
File Name: Duggleby, Wilmer S. Pay Grade: E-5
Call-Sign: Hardball
Birthplace: Cooperstown, New York, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: B Troop (LRS) (Airborne), 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BS in Therapeutic Recreation (Ithaca College)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Infantryman AIT, Air Assault School, Basic Airborne School, Combat Lifesaver Course, Ranger School, SERE Level-C Training,
Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Fast Rope and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction Master Course, Rappel Master Course, Basic Military Mountaineer
Summer Course

Miscellaneous Notes: Played outfielder and was a recognized “power-hitter” in college, helping lead the Ithaca Bombers baseball team to the second round of
the 2001 New York Regional NCAA playoffs and an Empire Athletics Association title. Was drafted as a junior by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 20 th round of the
2000 MLB Draft but never played a single game in the majors. Spent his first two years as a professional baseball player playing on a Blue Jays minor league
affiliate, the Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League. Enlisted in the Army in 2004, saw action in Iraq as a member of the 504 th Infantry Regiment
(Airborne). Served briefly as a member of the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade's Long Range Surveillance Troop before his selection to GIJOE.

RECON TEAM LEADER (H.A.L.O./H.A.H.O. RECON TEAM)


File Name: Faireborn, Dashiell R. Pay Grade: W-2
Call-Sign: Flint
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Unit assignment prior to GIJOE selection: B Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (US Army)
Post-Secondary Education: BA in Comparative Literature (Princeton University), MSt in English (University of Oxford), Joint Special Operations Warfighter Certificate (JSOU)

Relevant Training (Partial List): Infantryman AIT, Basic Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, SFQC Individual Skills Phase, SFQC MOS Qualification
Phase (SF Weapons Sergeant), SFQC Collective Training Phase, SF Functional Language Training, SF Military Free Fall Parachutist Course,Operations and
Intelligence Course, Advanced Special Operations Techniques Training, SERE Level-C Training, Individual Terrorism Awareness Course, Basic Military Mountaineer
Summer Course, Fast Rope and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction Master Course, Rappel Master Course, Warrant Officer Candidate School, SF Warrant Officer
Basic Course, SF Warrant Technical and Tactical Certification Course, Joint Special Operations Irregular Warfare Advanced Course

Miscellaneous Notes: A Rhodes Scholar, spent two years at Oxford doing post-graduate work in English Language and Literature. Returned to the United States
somewhat disillusioned with the professional academic's life and role in society. Joined the army as an infantryman in 1995. Participated in numerous patrols in the
Korean Demilitarized Zone as a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 1st Battalion between 1996 and 2000. Went Special Forces in 2001. Deployed to Afghanistan
as a member of joint CIA/10th Special Forces Group force in 2003. Received his warrant officer appointment in 2004. Served as a technical officer during FID
operations and JCET exercises in Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal from 2006 to 2008. Fluent in French, German, and Spanish; conversant in Czech, Dutch, Polish,
Slovak, and Russian.