|06-12-2016, 05:30 PM||#20931|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
|06-12-2016, 11:52 PM||#20932|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toxo-Zombie Land
I always wanted them to make a "Sigma 6" female figure so Shipwreck could ask them, "Do you want to touch my monkey?" LOL
|06-13-2016, 01:34 AM||#20933|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Came across this site
G.I. JOE COMMAND FILES
Very interesting take on his Joeverse, very well thought out, his character profiles are impressive too, only quibble is his ranks conflict with the duty stations, for example Alpine is an 18F but is an E4, that sort of thing. Still, it's excellent work and I enjoyed browsing his site.
|06-13-2016, 05:58 AM||#20934|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Shipwreck had a monkey?
|06-13-2016, 08:20 AM||#20935|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: over here
I keep going back and forth whether to have my Sabre Squadrons do both DA and SR or just DA with a separate Troop doing SR. My SR Joes would be:
Nice take on Flash! He definitely needs a lot of thought with all the various skills/MOS's that he possesses. I may make him a former Ranger instead of Special Forces if I ignore his "Communications Officer" filecard.
I never even thought of associating him as a 29E for the Covert Electronics. That is an excellent idea! It looks like it is a non-entry level MOS so he would definitely have to enlist as a different MOS first. I will have to do some further reading on it as far as prerequisites.
|06-13-2016, 09:09 AM||#20936|
Join Date: Aug 2008
That's why I also chose not to use 29E. Plus it's mainly EW attack, protection, and support, so not much electronic repair. Also 94E covers the covert electronics aspect.
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|06-13-2016, 01:29 PM||#20937|
Join Date: Jun 2012
I have to admit I never gave Flash that much thought. I figured the least relevant point on his file card was the word "infantry," and used him instead as the guy who fixed anything electronic, built a Johnny 5 in his spare time, and who was the "go to" guy for bugs, laser microphones, remote sensing devices/booby traps.
I figure that a special force is really limiting itself if it mainly recruits from infantry units, since they don't bring much more to the team than you find in a decent parachute battalion. What makes a unit really special is the blend of high performers from completely different backgrounds, who can bring in high tech ideas, low tech ideas, and really off-the-wall ideas. For example, I can't think of any Joes who fit the bill, but imagine the kind of deception a team of magicians, stunt crews and film/theatre techs could pull off in support of an urban operations (Quick Kick, Scoop and Lady Jaye . . . and maybe Flash are as close as I can get) - be it a hostage rescue or a bank heist. If, on the other hand, you are made up exclusively of grunts then every op will be a variation of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Embassy_siege.
So I wouldn't make him either a Ranger or a Green Beret. I'd make him a fit geek with a huge imagination, who discovered the way to get the coolest free workbench was to get into Joe.
|06-13-2016, 02:22 PM||#20938|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in the US of A! (NoVA)
I also grew up with a sense of his prowess as a Sniper? I am not sure where that came from, but I assume from the Comics, where he was bullseyeing nanobots. Maybe his laser rangefinders are what makes him a good shot.
He and all the laser Guys and ECO-Warrior seem to fit well into a Support role. There must be a whole slew of real ARMY occupations that support SOF where they are given advanced infantry training due the potential to be close to the action and the units they support. I bet a lot of Joes in some of these less straight INfantry role fit in nicely. SOT-A, Chemical Reconnaissance Detachment, Any others? My Google-fu is failing me today. I can find something that tells me the units that require Ranger School Grads if only for TL and A/TL.
Still I think the 75th has a lot of Support roles these integrated into the unit. I don't know if they have all gone through Ranger School, but I would guess they have a leg up getting their tabs. If nothing else a great proving ground for potential Joes.
The United States Army | Fort Benning | 75th Ranger Regiment | Military Occupational Specialties
Military Occupational Specialties in the 75th Ranger Regiment
11C- INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRYMAN
11Z- INFANTRY SENIOR SERGEANT
12B- COMBAT ENGINEER
12H- CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER SUPERVISOR
12R- INTERIOR ENGINEER
12W- CARPENTRY AND MASONRY
12Y- GEOSPATIAL ENGINEER
13F- FIRE SUPPORT SPECIALIST
13Z- FIELD ARTILLERY SENIOR SERGEANT
15E- UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS REPAIRER
15W- UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE OPERATOR
25B- INFO SYS OPR-ANALYST
25D- CYBER NETWORK DEFENDER
25E- ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM MANAGER
25N- NODAL NETWORK SYSTEMS OPERATOR-MAINAINER
25P- MICROWAVE SYSTEMS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER
25S- SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
25U- SIGNAL SUPPORTS SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
25W- TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS CHIEF
25X- CHIEF SIGNAL NCO
27D- PARALEGAL SPECIALIST
29E- ELECTRONIC WARFARE SPECIALIST
35F- INTEL ANALYST
35G- IMAGERY ANALYST
35L- COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AGENT
35M- HUMAN INTEL COLLECTOR
35N- SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST
35P- CRYPTOLOGIC COMMUNICATIONS
35X- INTELLIGENCE SENIOR SERGEANT/CHIEF INTELLIGENCE SERGEANT
35Z- SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE SENIOR SERGEANT
36B- FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN
37F- PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
38B- CIVIL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
42A- HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
56M- CHAPLAIN ASSISTANT
68J- MEDICAL LOGISTICS SPECIALIST
68S- PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SPECIALIST
68W- HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST
68X- MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
74D- CHEMICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
79S- CAREER COUNSELOR
88M- MOTOR TRANSPORT OPERATOR
88N- TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
89B- AMMUNTION SPECIALIST
91B- WHEEL VEHICLE MECHANIC
91C- UTILITIES EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
91D- POWER-GENERATION EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
91E- ALLIED TRADES SPC
91F- SMALL ARMS/ARTILLERY REPAIRER
91G- FIRE CONTROL REPAIRER
91S- STRYKER SYSTEM MAINTAINER
91X- MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
91Z- SENIOR MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
92A- AUTOMATED LOGISTICAL SPECIALIST
92F- PETROLEUM SUPPLY SPECIALIST
92G- FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS
92L- PETROLEUMLABORATORY SPECIALIST
92R- PARACHUTE RIGGER
92W- WATER TREATMENT SPECIALIST
92Y- UNIT SUPPLY SPECIALIST
94E- RADIO AND COMMUNICATION SECURITY
94F- SPECIAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES
94W- ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE CHIEF
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
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|06-13-2016, 03:40 PM||#20939|
Join Date: Apr 2009
|06-13-2016, 04:30 PM||#20940|
Join Date: Apr 2009
So here's my take on Flash. I came up with it, prior to the discussion between Loose and Tank about him being a 94E, so even as I'm posting this, I think I might revisit his bio anyway.
Flash was the kid who never fit in, even as his High School's track star (where he got the name 'Flash') and as a standout running back and later quarterback, he always felt more at home with his friends in the Math and Science Club than he did with his team mates.
Strongly scouted his senior year, all hopes of a full-ride scholarship vanished after a knee injury. Enlisted in the Army after school, and reported to the Ordnance, Munitions & Electronics Maintenance School (OMEMS) in Redstone, AL.
Assigned as a 91G Fire Control Repairer with the 82nd Support BN, 3rd BCT (ABN), he was cross-trained as a 91F Small Arms Artillery Repairer & 91K Armament Repairer in an innovative program designed to create cross-functional logisticians.
Completed several Troop school courses (courses available at his duty station) including Unit Armorer Course, Unit Level Logistics System Course, and the CBRN Defense Course at Ft. Bragg to earn promotion points and stave off boredom. Also completed the Radiological Safety Course aka RADSAFE at Ft Leonard Wood, MO and served as his unit's Radiation Safety NCO. (Nod to his CBR quals)
Finished his service with the 25th Support BN, 4th BCT (ABN) with the 25th Infantry Division in Alaska.Turned down a sizeable re-enlistment bonus to attend college and return to the warmth of California. Completed a semester in BSc in Electrical / Electronic Engineering at California State University at Chico, before winning a fellowship at MIT where he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering / Computer Science.
Worked in the private sector with LE Systems as a design engineer (LE created the Laser Dazzler) until a chance encounter with a few Green Berets sold him on the Warrior-Scholar ethos of the US Special Forces.
Re-enlisted the next day under the 18X program and was assigned to the 1st SFGA as a junior Communications Sgt (Language proficiency in Japanese and Korean with some proficiency in Mandarin) where he served with distinction.
Was on temporary assignment to the USSOCOM Program Executive Office (PEO) - SOF Warrior Systems (Munitions, Visual Augmentation, Lasers & Weapons) Handheld Laser Acquisition Marker / DEW Concentration when both Delta's Combat Development Directorate and the Joes came calling.
Flagg himself wanted to take a look at the Whiz kid sniper qualified Communicator who could MacGuyver anything electronic in the field. (a nod to Joe Declassified)
Chose the upstart Joes over Delta after the Joes first recruitment briefing where he met Grand Slam, Breaker and Short Fuze; Commando geniuses like himself and for the first time in his life - he fit right in.
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