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    Meet the Ghost Recon Specialists

    Assault
    "You know, it's hard for your mother to tell you she's disappointed in your career choice when you're holding a grenade launcher while talking to her."

    Medical
    D.O.B.: July 22, 1981
    Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
    Weight: 135 lbs (61 Kg)
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Gender: Female
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo around left ankle (chain of six-pointed stars, a.k.a. the Mogen David)

    Sergeant Lindy Cohen



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    History
    Born July 22, 1981 in Massapequa, Long Island, NY. Real name Leah, known as "Lindy" since elementary school. Father (Bernard) is a dentist, mother (Harriette) a schoolteacher. Graduated 2nd in her high school class. Scored 99% across the board on New York State Regents Exam. Accepted to Barnard, Mt. Holyoke and Sarah Lawrence but instead enlisted in 1999. Assigned to Signals and was attached to the 10th Infantry. Served with distinction in peacekeeping operations in Eritrea (2003) and East Timor (2004). Transferred to MacDill AFB and attached to Special Forces there. Requested and received transfer to Ghosts in 2005 as part of a program exploring the possibility of having women serve in front-line units. Assault specialist. Has repeatedly won awards for marksmanship, but has a particular fondness for unarmed combat. Put an unarmed combat instructor in the infirmary during basic, which made her extremely popular with her fellow trainees. Has a preference for the M203 grenade launcher, and is extremely skilled in its use.

    Cohen speaks English and Spanish fluently, with a smattering of other languages including Hebrew, French and German. She is very forceful in discussion; once she settles on a decision, that's it. Lindy has what has been described as "an excess of enthusiasm" in the field, and has been known to run out of ammunition on occasion as a result. She carries an optimistic attitude with her into any situation, regardless of how dire circumstances might seem, and this approach rubs off on her squadmates. Cohen is not shy about expressing her opinion, but is meticulous about making sure she knows what she's talking about before she opens her mouth. She is perhaps the most popular member of the Ghosts, and many of her squadmates regard her as almost a kid sister. Perhaps the one blemish on her record is a long-standing dispute with Cpt. Susan Grey, whom Cohen refers to as "Her Majesty."


    Sniper
    "This is not why I trained so long with the rifle, but perhaps God was preparing for this war without my knowing it."

    Medical
    D.O.B.: June 4, 1982
    Height: 5'3" (1.6 m)
    Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Gender: Female
    Distinguishing Characteristics: None

    Sergeant Astra Galinsky



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    History
    Born June 4, 1982 in Taurage, Lithuania. Father (Darius, labor exchange administrator) and mother (Lydie, doctor) met at youth sports camp under Soviet regime. Initially trained in swimming but was deemed incapable of performing at competitive international level. Took up shooting while in school under father's tutelage. Excelled early at biathlon. Relocated with parents in 1995 to Vilnius for proximity to Lithuanian Biathlon Federation. Won junior national championship 1994-1996. Represented Lithuania in event at 1998, 2002 and 2006 Winter Games. Scored bronze medal in 2002 at Salt Lake City. Joined Lithuanian National Guard (Skat) in 2003. Trained at NCO School in Kaunas. Called up to active duty in 2007. Has served with distinction with border patrol forces since her call-up.

    Astra's primary concerns are twofold: the defense of Lithuania, and finding news of her parents, who have been missing for over six weeks. Formerly gregarious, she is now usually curt, and has little patience for the shilly-shallying of others when she sees a task that needs doing. Galinsky speaks Lithuanian as well as fluent Russian and Polish, and some English. She is also a world-class cross country skier, and in most cases prefers walking (or skiing, if weather permits) to driving. One of the few pleasures she permits herself is showing up the boys when they start bragging about their marksmanship, and she is not above the occasional bit of hustling a beer or a few litas. Galinsky is something of a national hero as a result of her Olympic exploits, and her successes mean a great deal to the country as a whole. Astra is well aware of this, and as a result sometimes presses too hard to live up to her reputation.


    Assault (Cmdr)
    "I was too old for this crap twenty years ago. You can imagine how much I'm enjoying it now."

    Medical
    D.O.B.: March 17, 1955
    Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
    Weight: 186 lbs (84 kg)
    Hair: Gray/White
    Eyes: Blue
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: None

    Major Harold "Buzz" Gordon



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    History
    Born March 17, 1955 in Jefferson City, MO. Father (Thomas, d. 1984) and mother (Augusta) both worked on the family farm. Two-sport star in high school, made All-State in football as a quarterback. Attended West Point (Class of 1975) and stood fifteenth in his class. Entered service with 82nd Airborne just after the retreat from Saigon. Made Captain in 1979 and transferred to Special Forces. Was part of the attempted rescue of American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Teheran in 1980, which was his first field operation with Special Forces. Served with distinction in Haiti and Panama. Attached to U.S. forces in Mogadishu. Stationed for four years in Germany. Was one of the first soldiers assigned to the Ghosts when they were formed in 1994. Commands the assault unit.

    Gordon speaks just enough German to be able to order a beer, and otherwise has little use for anything made outside of the U.S.A. Fiercely patriotic, he is married to his career and to the unit. He is savagely protective of his people and will not send them in unless there's a damn good reason to do so - and a good chance they'll be coming out the other side. The soldiers under his command refer to him as "The Old Man" and would willingly run through a brick wall for him (though Cohen would prefer to blow it up on his behalf instead). He never asks his people go to anyplace he won't, and has a bad habit of taking point on occasion. Gordon has an encyclopedic knowledge of military history and a wealth of personal experience, and it is rare that he finds himself in a situation for which he has no precedent. His persona is aggressively gruff, and he has no patience for slackers, shirkers or anyone who isn't up to his extremely high standards for the Ghosts.


    Assault
    "If you know as little about soldiering as you do about everything else, we're all in trouble. Now shut up and follow my lead."

    Medical
    D.O.B.: October 27, 1974
    Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
    Weight: 125 lbs. (57 kg)
    Hair: Blonde
    Eyes: Brown
    Gender: Female
    Distinguishing Characteristics: None

    Captain Susan Grey



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    History
    Born October 27, 1974 in Collier, GA. Father (Warren, civil engineer) and mother (Dolores, librarian) separated in 1978, mother winning custody. Moved to Valdosta, GA in 1979. Ran cross-country and track in high school, excelling at neither. Named National Merit Scholar in 1992. Won 75% scholarship to Georgia Institute of Technology. Served in Reserve Officer Training Corps. Double major in Mechanical Engineering and Psychology. Worked for Southern Company for one year after graduation, then abruptly resigned position and entered active duty. Assigned to Ft. Gordon and attached by special assignment to the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade. Recruited by Special Forces in 1999. Assigned to Ghosts in June, 2004.

    Grey is perhaps the single most disliked member of the Ghosts. This circumstance is not mitigated by either her remarkable skill with small arms, or her propensity for explaining to others exactly how skilled she is. She is not shy about showing off her knowledge or capabilities, and has acquired the nickname "Howitzer" for her habit of pounding conversational opponents into dust. Her other, less flattering nickname is "The Ice Queen," and she seems to enjoy playing the role.

    Grey does not talk about her previous service, her family, her home or her childhood. Her focus is entirely on the job at hand, though at times she does seem inordinately interested in the details of others' experience. She has never expressed any interests of her own outside of work, but she is remarkably well-informed on a variety of subjects. She generally demonstrates this by correcting inaccuracies in others' statements, regardless of whether or not she was originally part of the discussion. She speaks at least a smattering of Russian, Spanish and German, and does so without hint of an accent. Grey entertains a particular dislike for Lindy Cohen, and the feeling is mutual.


    Support
    "If you keep talking while I am trying to work, we are both going to end up dead. Get back to me when you've made a decision as to which choice you would prefer."

    Medical
    D.O.B.: June 4, 1971
    Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
    Weight: 195 lbs (88 kg)
    Hair: Sandy blonde
    Eyes: Blue
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Index finger of right hand has been repeatedly broken and the fractures have not healed cleanly. Finger is 1.5 cm shorter than it should be as a result.

    Fw. Klaus Henkel



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    Born June 4, 1971 in Emden. Father (Meier, d. 2007) and mother (Helena) both worked for local shipping company. Exceptional student, demonstrated an early aptitude for chemistry. Majored in Chemical Engineering at University of Applied Sciences in Emden. Graduated 1992. Spent two years working in R&D for container manufacturer, also in Emden. Enlisted in Bundeswehr November, 1994. Received training in Demolitions. Served with UN force in Kosovo. Later assigned to German-American Corps. Attached to Ghosts in August, 2003.

    Henkel is methodical almost to a fault. He is precise in word and deed, and never acts without assessing the situation from all angles. Unlike Tunney, he takes no glee in the more flamboyant aspects of his work, preferring instead the quiet satisfaction of a job well done. Henkel is such a perfectionist, however, that he rarely regards any job as well done, least of all his own. Such constant nitpicking often gets on the nerves of new members of the Ghosts until they get more comfortable with him, at which point it becomes white noise. It's only when he stops finding faults in a situation that they start to worry. Speaking heavily accented English as well as German, Henkel is one of the least talkative members of the Ghosts, though he's more social than his countryman Munz. A devotee of classical music, Henkel spends his off hours reading technical journals and listening to his prized collection of classical CDs. However, he still maintains that records provide better sound quality, and anyone attempting to argue will be in for a very long discussion.


    Sniper
    "So I got my certificate for the M136 and sent it home to the folks. Mom hung it up on the fridge with a magnet. Are you beginning to understand why I don't go home very often?"

    Medical
    D.O.B.: January 17, 1983
    Height: 6'4" (1.93 m)
    Weight: 189 lbs (86 kg)
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Brown
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears glasses for nearsightedness.

    Sgt. Scott Ibrahim



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    History
    Born January 17, 1983 in Cherry Hill, NJ. Lebanese extraction. Father (Edouard, chemical engineer) and mother (Fatima, homemaker) emigrated from Tarabulus in 1975 during Lebanese civil conflict. Family moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1985. Above-average student through high school. Lettered two years in track and discus. Attended Macalaster College for two years. Left college for financial reasons in 2002 and enlisted. Did Basic at Ft. Benning. Served in peacekeeping operations in East Timor with 10th Infantry. Recruited into Special Forces and assigned to MacDill AFB in 2005. Assigned to Ghosts in July, 2007.

    Ibrahim is the newest member of the Ghosts, and as such is anxious to prove himself. He has a tendency to talk too much when he's nervous, and has been dubbed "Class Nerd" by Gordon. When relaxed, Ibrahim is something of a practical joker, though he generally shows restraint when it comes to the timing of his operations. He is tall and appears a bit gangly, but regularly posts the best time for the mile in the unit. Speaking English with some Arabic and French, Ibrahim is also an excellent guitarist, though his singing voice is best left undescribed. When he can get away with it, Ibrahim wears a Minnesota Vikings cap that he's had for over ten years. He is also fond of talking about his girlfriend back home, though none of the other Ghosts have so much as seen a picture of her. In the field, Ibrahim has been described as "a sniper with the M136," as much for his accuracy as for his uncanny ability to position himself to be able to wreak devastation.


    Assault (Company Commander)
    "Do you see that hill? You do? Good. Now go see what it looks like when it's a lot closer. Am I understood?"

    Medical
    D.O.B.: September 22, 1974
    Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
    Weight: 188 lbs. (85 kg)
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Brown
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: When off duty, wears glasses. Wears contacts in the field.

    Captain Will Jacobs



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    Born September 22, 1974 in Bethesda, MD. Father (Jeremy, lawyer/2-term member, Maryland State House of Representatives) and mother (Aleisha, office manager, d. 2002). Two younger brothers, Henry (b. 1981) and Travis (b. 1983). 4 year starter on high school baseball team, drafted 32nd round in 1992 amateur draft by Cincinnati Reds. Turned down offer to attend West Point. Graduated 1996 and stood fourth in his class. Majored in Behavioral Psych. Entered service with 7th Infantry. Reassigned to Task Force Able Sentry in 1997. Responsible for retrieving 2 UN personnel taken prisoner by Macedonian nationals, and received commendation for his efforts. Promoted to Captain February 1998. Assigned to Ghosts in 2001.

    Jacobs has an undeniable charisma, which is one of his greatest assets in the field. A keen student of tactics, he puts his troops in a position to succeed. They know this, and fight harder for him as a result. He is soft-spoken (except when in the field) and extremely analytical, and has a reputation as a chess shark that extends far outside the Ghosts. Among his interests are music (he is an accomplished pianist) and astronomy, and Jacobs will neither confirm nor deny that he is in fact a Mensa member. Jacobs also speaks Cantonese fluently, though his attempts at Russian and Japanese have both been described by native speakers as "interesting." Jacobs has never married, but he is extremely close to his father and both of his younger brothers. That sort of relationship also extends to the Ghosts, where he is the unquestioned hub around which the unit revolves. Jacobs has already expressed an interest in politics as a post-military career, and his success thus far bodes well for his chances.


    Heavy Weapons
    "Do you really want me to do that? You do? Then I suggest you find an observation point with a very sturdy roof. Now."

    Medical
    D.O.B.: November 11, 1968
    Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
    Weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
    Hair: Blonde
    Eyes: Grey
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: None.

    Fw. Dieter Munz



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    Born November 11, 1968 in Stuttgart, Germany. Father (Helmut, d. 1989) was an automobile mechanic, mother (Ilse, d. 1994) worked in retail. Achieved average marks in school. Spent much of his free time working with his father and achieved a high degree of technical expertise. Spent two years working as an auto mechanic before joining Border Police. Transferred to regular Army a year later. Recruited for GSG-9 in 1994. Spent three years with GSG-9/1 before transferring out, in large part because of his preference for heavy weaponry. Specializes in the M136, and keeps meticulous track of each tank and other vehicle he takes out. Assigned to work with the Ghosts in 2006.

    Munz speaks English and German, though all attempts to teach him French have failed miserably. He is quietly efficient and rarely responds in more than monosyllables unless he is being ordered to do something extraordinarily stupid. His reluctance to engage in conversation and disinterest in anything except cars and the work at hand gives Munz a reputation for being somewhat aloof, one that he does nothing to dispel. He occasionally talks about retiring back to the Border Police to run their motor pool, and often grouses about the state of the vehicles he is assigned to work with. Munz is still uncomfortable working with most of the other Ghosts, and spends what little social time he takes with Fw. Klaus Henkel, the other German attached to the unit.


    Heavy Weapons
    "It was very considerate of our friends to provide me with so many targets, do you not think?"

    Medical
    D.O.B.: February 7, 1973
    Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
    Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Black
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo of the Georgian flag on left bicep.

    Sergeant Guram Osadze



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    Born February 7, 1973 in Gori, GSR. Father (Georgi, d. 1994) and mother (Irina, d. 1992) were government bureaucrats. Joined Georgian army in 1991, shortly after independence. Was involved in botched attempts to transports displaced Abkhaz civilians, later saw action against Abkhazi irregulars. Trained in heavy weapons usage, specializing in anti-tank operations. Saw additional action in Ajaria and the Javakheti district, including facing Russian "observers" on two occasions. Stayed loyal to central Georgian government and took part in several actions against independent militias. Attached to Ghosts in 2002 as part of an increased cooperative effort between the United States and Georgia.

    Osadze is fiercely patriotic toward his homeland, and has a long-standing resentment against anyone - Abkhaz, Russian, Ossetian or anyone else - who would move against it. His parents were career bureaucrats who were instrumental in the transition from Soviet Republic to independence, instilling in their son an unshakable loyalty to the idea of a free Georgia. Georgi Osadze was later gunned down by members of one of the many unaffiliated militias that sprang into being in the early 1990s, and this fact is never far from Guram's mind. Guram has a particular dislike for the Russian military, which he blames for fostering dissent in the autonomous regions of Georgia. Off-duty, he is friendly, gregarious and boisterous, even going so far as to get Cpt. Grey to crack the odd smile. Osadze's English is poor, but rapidly improving. He has few interests outside of his work and regional politics, but he will passionately debate anyone so foolish as to bring up the topic. However, he does have a particular weakness for American rap music, which he insists on playing at ear-splitting volume.


    Assault
    "If I see them first, they're in trouble. If they see me first, I'm dead. It kind of reminds me of recess that way."

    Medical
    D.O.B.: August 17, 1983
    Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
    Weight: 147 lbs. (67 kg)
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Brown
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo of a dragon on left shoulder, some scars on right calf.

    Sgt. Henry Ramirez



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    Born August 17, 1983 in Modesto, CA. Father (Enrique, d. 1985) was a construction foreman, killed in an onsite accident. Mother (Beatriz) worked a variety of jobs, remarried in 1987. Family moved seven times before Rodriguez was 10 years old. Settled in Sacramento in 1993. Ran track, first through local PAL then high school. Enlisted one week after graduation. Assigned to 37th Armored Division for reconnaissance work. Stationed two years in Germany, two years along the Mexican border. Attached in 2005 to Colombian Joint Southern Task Force as an observer on interdiction and crop-burning operations. Recruited by Ghosts in 2006.

    Born in a Spanish-speaking household, Ramirez is fluent in both Spanish and English. After his father's death, his mother moved around frequently, which, combined with Henry's small size, ensured that he was consistently getting picked on by larger students. As a result, he rapidly got very good at running and hiding, as well as taking cheap-shots at his tormentors when he had a chance. Henry has a very cool relationship with his stepfather, and has not spoken to his family for four years as a result. He is soft-spoken, and is very sensitive about being shown proper "face." Ramirez has a particular dislike for short jokes, being called "Hank," or otherwise being shown disrespect, and will carry a grudge, though never into the field. He has few friends in the unit, but is extremely loyal to those few - particularly Stone and Jacobs - he is close to.


    Sniper
    "Why yes, I did shoot him. And him. And her. And the car. It seemed the appropriate response, considering the circumstances."

    Medical
    D.O.B.: September 30, 1975
    Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
    Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Blue
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: None.

    Sgt. Jack Stone



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    Born September 30, 1975 in Kensington, London. Father (Thomas) was retired from diplomatic service, mother (Claudine, d. 1990) was French national. Family lived comfortably off investments. Attended Southbank International School as a charter student. Studied for two years at Oxford. Dropped out of school and enlisted in 1996. Scored highest marks ever recorded on initial marksmanship test. Trained as a sniper. Recruited by SAS in 2000. Saw first field action in 2003 as part of advance force sent in during Eritrea peacekeeping mission. Captured by guerillas November 3, 2003. Escaped and killed his captors November 6, 2003, and walked 45 km to friendly territory. Reassigned and attached to Ghosts March 16, 2005.

    Stone is quiet, methodical and efficient - perfect traits for a sniper. He speaks English and French with equal facility, as his parents spoke both at home and insisted he be fluent in each. His relationship with his father is cool at best, as he suspects his father has tried to arrange favors for him rather than let him advance on his own merits. Stone is something of a straight arrow, as he does not drink or smoke (though he does play poker, which he regards as an exercise in applied mathematics, with devastating efficiency). His sense of humor is dry to the point of being arid, and no one - especially not Stone himself - is safe from his acid wit. Ramirez is perhaps his best friend among the Ghosts, but even he can't get Stone to discuss his experiences in Eritrea.


    Demolitions
    "You! Hold my pint while I get the satchel charges. Yes, of course I'm kidding, you stupid bastard - you think I'd trust you with the beer?"

    Medical
    D.O.B.: September 11, 1980
    Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
    Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
    Hair: Brown (occasionally green, once pink)
    Eyes: Hazel
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Small scar over left eye, some scarring on both hands.

    Sgt. Nigel Tunney



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    Born September 11, 1980, in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire. Working-class upbringing. Father (Ian) ran a petrol station, mother (Isobel) taught preschool. Father served in British Army 1974-1978; saw duty in Northern Ireland. Frequently in trouble with school and legal authorities. Cited for shoplifting, vandalism and other minor offenses repeatedly. Excelled in chemistry in school. Was expelled (1997) for prank gone wrong which resulted in demolition of school's chemistry laboratory and slight injuries to two teachers. Enlisted shortly thereafter. Natural aptitude for explosives became obvious during basic training. Was assigned to EOD and served with distinction. Disciplined several times for "unconventional approach." Recruited by SAS in 2001 and trained in demolitions. Defused ULA-planted explosives at Gatwick in 2004 and won national acclaim; later used [over strenuous objections] in recruiting campaign as "the face of the new army." Attached to Ghosts in 2005.

    Nigel Tunney threatens to quit approximately once every three weeks. He is loud, brash, and as much of a free spirit as a member of SAS dares to be. On one memorable occasion, he reported after leave with his hair dyed bright pink. Tunney parties hard but works harder, and constantly keeps one eye on his father's service record as a benchmark for his own achievements. He is gregarious, aggressively friendly, and rarely takes "no" for an answer. When working, he is absolutely meticulous, and all traces of his off-duty persona disappear, except for the predilection for peppering every sentence with profanity. Tunney is a die-hard Blackburn Rovers fan, and defends the side's honor more aggressively than he defends his own.




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