Heres an update on my Army of Two character and costume project.
Worked out this character sheet as a reference for my writing. This is the "Official Company" version; will make a deeper and more detialed writer's reference later. For now, this is Captain J.C. Bateman, Cheyenne Security Operator:
NAME: Jack Robert Christian
AGENCY ALIAS: John Christopher Bateman
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 957255
ASSIGNMENT: Field Agent
DATE Of BIRTH: 10/06/1990
HOME TOWN: Flagstaff, Arizona
HEIGHT: 5 - Feet 11 - Inches
WEIGHT: 184 - Pounds
EYE COLOR: Hazel
HAIR COLOR: Brown
Abdominal scaring in both upper quadrants from a shotgun wound - Burn and bullet wound scars on left forearm - Two gunshot wounds on upper left thigh
CSA Emblem on right shoulder - Force Recon, Scout Sniper, MSOT are tattooed on left upper chest one over the other chronologically
Recruited personally by Mr. Cartwright in October of 2015, Capt. Bateman was tasked with the creation of a second team for the Cheyenne Security Agency. In the span of six months, he had organized a team of eight field agents and a full support staff. Team Two became operational in May 2016. To date, Team Two has taken well over one hundred contracts, including fifty seven missions involving hostile engagement.
Mr. Jack Christian joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen, having graduated high school early and achieving an ASVAB score of 93. Enlisting under the Security Forces MOS (Military Occupational Specialty), Jack completed boot camp from MCRD San Diego in January 2008, and proceeded to Chesapeake Virginia for his training into the Security Forces program. After his training was complete, Jack was assigned to Kitsap Naval Base in Bangor, Washington. In four years as a member of the Marine Security Forces, Jack advanced to the rank of sergeant, completed the designated marksman course, and was transferred to the 2nd FAST Company based at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station in Virginia.
Before the beginning of his fifth year of enlistment, Jack’s application into the Marine Force Reconnaissance program was accepted. Within two years he was assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Specializing in Direct Action, or ‘Black Operations‘ activities, Jack was promoted to Staff Sergeant and, among other honors won in both deployments, was awarded the Silver Star for action in Afghanistan.
At the end of his billeted tour with FORECON in 2013, Staff Sergeant Christian was recruited into the relatively new Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, the USMC branch of Special Operations Command. With a promised promotion to Gunnery Sergeant, Jack embarked into the rigorous and long training regimen. By 2014 he was a fully trained operator for SOCOM, and was deployed with the Marine Special Operations Regiment based in Camp Lejune, North Carolina. He was part of the company’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, assigned to the recently tumultuous northern border with Tajikistan. On December 2, 2014, Jack was involved in a bloody firefight with Taliban forces in a village east of Kunduz. Jack’s four man team held their position against a vastly superior force for eight hours with no support. Two of his teammates were killed during the engagement, the third died before the medivac could get him to medical facilities, and Jack himself was wounded. The battle was initially hailed as a major victory, but later investigation revealed that several dozen local villagers including women and children had been killed in the firefight, many supposedly by the American team. Staff Sergeant Christian argued that the village was a terrorist camp, and that the low light conditions combined with the massive number of hostiles in the area made mistakes in identifying hostile targets from noncombatants was impossible to avoid. Political pressure was brought onto the military, and a court marshal was ordered. Although it could not be proven that Staff Sergeant Christian had killed any noncombatants himself, the court came to the conclusion that unnecessarily harsh interrogation tactics had been employed before the ambush took place, and that he as the team leader was responsible for an unnecessary number of civilian casualties. As part of a plea deal in July of 2015, Jack agreed to an early release from service, and was stripped of all benefits of an honorable discharge. He was the only member of the team not receive the Navy Cross.
"You set a code to live by. I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."