Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sending in the Marines: SGT Guy Valdez, Marine Squad Leader

The Boxing Kangaroo has a small Imperial Marine Detachment of eight. They are led by SGT Guy Valdez, a native of Banadsan/Banadsan (SR 2920). A rather drab and uncomfortably crowded world, it produces a good number of people for the Imperial Service. Guy Valdez wanted off the world, and managed to convince an Imperial Marine recruiter that he was good enough to be one of those chosen souls. He showed it his first enlistment, where he was noted as being an excellent trooper and a candidate leadership.

His next term was an assignment to anti-terrorist operations on the Rim, and his unit was noted as being particularly successful. A reporter wrote a major book about, as did one officer, that were combined into a holovid miniseries. This gave Marine 1st Class Valdez a bit of notoriety, and a small gain in social standing. He was selected for and promoted to Corporal at this time. With the exception of being on a short media tour, he calls this a 'happy time'

The past three years saw him advanced to Sergeant, and his skill set deepened. Working security on for an Explosive Ordinance Disposal team near the Navy base at Ys/Gemini (SR 1732), an improvised explosive device set up as a secondary booby trap knocked his suit of Battle Dress around a bit, leading to a rather nasty scar on his nose and forehead. It has barely slowed him down.

Mongoose Traveller 1e Statistics:

Sergeant Guy Valdez, Imperial Marines, age 29

STR A
DEX 8
END B
INT 8
EDU 8
SOC 8

Athletics 0
Battle Dress 1
Computers 0
Explosives 1
Flyer 0
Gunnery (Turret) 1
Gun Combat (Energy Rifle) 1
Heavy Weapons 1
Leadership 1
Melee (Cutlass) 1
Melee (Unarmed) 1
Stealth 0
Streetwise 0
Tactics (Ground) 1
Zero-G 1

Image is from SJ Games GURPS Traveller: Star Mercs, found at this location.