Alex Morgan: THE PARA

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HEROIC. DETERMINED. UNSTOPPABLE.

Alex Morgan’s outstanding military service record first brought him to the attention of Intrepid in 2009 – while still in the Parachute Regiment - when his covert recruitment to Interpol’s ultra-secret black ops division was confirmed.  He deployed on his first solo mission as an Intrepid Agent in 2010, hunting down arms dealers, corrupt government officials and rogue spies in the operation described as Defender. No sooner had he successfully concluded that mission than he was deployed immediately to hunt down Serbian war criminals and rescue an international classical music star in the operation described as Hunter.

Born and raised in Australia, the son of a Welsh father and Australian mother, Morgan attended the Royal Military College Duntroon in 1996.  He served as a paratrooper with the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and deployed with the Battalion to East Timor during the emergency in 1999.  In 2000 he left Australia and joined the British Parachute Regiment. Between 2000 and 2003 he served with 1PARA in Sierra Leone and Iraq and in 2004 was attached to Headquarters Northern Ireland.  In 2006 he was promoted to Major and joined 3PARA, deploying with the Battalion to Afghanistan where he earned the Military Cross.  In 2008 he deployed to Afghanistan for a second time, attached to the US 82nd Airborne and was awarded the Bronze Star.

The last to board, Alex Morgan had strolled between the rows of seats with intoxicating self-assuredness. Not classically handsome, he was good looking in a knockabout kind of way. His face, under short, dark hair, held the hard edge of his profession, while retaining a boyish, mischievous quality.
— Defender
British Parachute Regiment beret once worn by Intrepid agent Alex Morgan.

British Parachute Regiment beret once worn by Intrepid agent Alex Morgan.

General Davenport: THE LEGEND

RESOLUTE. OLD-SCHOOL. UNSURPASSED.

Major General Reginald ‘Nobby’ Davenport was not just the obvious choice to head-up Intrepid: he was the only choice.

A decorated veteran injured commanding an SAS squadron in the first Gulf War, Davenport moved seamlessly from Special Forces operations to military courtrooms, armed with a law degree and a gut instinct, borne of a real soldier’s experience. An internationally recognised authority on terrorism, rules of engagement, human rights and international humanitarian law, his unprecedented legal accomplishments in the arena of armed conflict saw him rocket to the top, retiring as Director General of Army Legal Services before being headhunted to raise and lead the ultra-covert Intelligence, Recovery, Protection and Infiltration Division of Interpol.

Davenport, tall and solidly built, was clad in his usual navy blue pinstripe suit, bespoke a little ‘off’ Saville Row, under a heavy charcoal overcoat. His salt and pepper hair and perfectly kept beard gave him a regal appearance...
— Defender
Special Air Service beret once worn by Intrepid's chief, General Reginald 'Nobby' Davenport.

Special Air Service beret once worn by Intrepid's chief, General Reginald 'Nobby' Davenport.

ELIZABETH REIGNS: INTERPOL

Smart. Sassy. Strong.

Elizabeth Reigns is the latest addition to the Intrepid team. A Chinese American; her father was from Los Angeles and her mother from Shanghai. She’d been born and raised in the USA. Recruited from Interpol, she is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University—international studies, specializing in human trafficking. After college she joined the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking, deployed to all of their key centers in Asia —China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam. After that she was with the Rapid Response Unit for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. From OHCHR she was headhunted by Interpol and worked as a criminal analyst in the Washington office. All that time she remained involved with Johns Hopkins in the Protection Project.

My father was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when it came down... He went to work that day just like any other. I was just a kid. He kissed me on top of my head like he did every other morning, walked out the door and I never saw him again... My mother never recovered from it... When the general approached me and I learned about Intrepid, it made a lot of sense to join. I want to make the world better, you know. In any way I can.
— Avenger
Interpol Badge

Dave Sutherland: THE SEAL

FEARLESS. DEPENDABLE. UNRELENTING.

Born and raised in Texas, the son of a retired US Navy Captain who’d seen service in Vietnam, Sutherland was always considered perfect leadership material. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Class of 1995, he loved to tell people that the ‘Naval Academy is a great place to be from, but not a great place to be!” Drawn to the combat arms community, he transitioned seamlessly into the SEAL Teams, the US Navy’s elite special forces unit.  Successfully completing SEAL training, often referred to as BUDS - Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training, Sutherland first served with SEAL Team 3 and later with SEAL Team 10. His post 9/11 combat experience was extensive: three tours in Afghanistan, including Operation Red Wings, Iraq, Africa and South East Asia.  A recipient of the Navy Cross, Sutherland has seen it all.

A tanned, muscular arm sat like an oak log across the plush armrest... He wore a navy blue polo shirt and an expensive looking watch was fastened on a silver bracelet strap on his thick left wrist. His head was shaved to the scalp.
— Defender
US Navy SEAL badge once worn by Intrepid agent Dave Sutherland.

US Navy SEAL badge once worn by Intrepid agent Dave Sutherland.

Hermann Braunschweiger: THE KEY

TENACIOUS. STOIC. UNYIELDING.

Germany's anti-terrorist force Grenzschutzgruppe 9 - GSG 9, is part of the Bundespolizei, Germany’s Federal Police.  It is one of the finest anti-terror units in the world. Hermann Braunschweiger was headhunted to join the organisation while serving with the Bereitschaftspolizei – the riot police of the Bundespolizei.  While a member of the Bereitschaftspolizei, Braunschweiger undertook numerous voluntary deployments with the United Nations police, including East Timor, Liberia and Afghanistan.  When selected to join GSG9 his ability to breach even the most heavily fortified strongholds using only his size and physical strength earned him the nickname ‘The Key’.  He specialized across the three primary skills of the GSG9 operative: sniper, frogman and paratrooper.  With the GSG9 he undertook various missions protecting senior German officials in Iraq and Afghanistan.    

He looked like he was built from scaffolding, with huge slabs of muscle riveted to his superstructure. At the end of girder-sized arms, his hands swung like heavy luggage. His hair was thick and jet black, cut short. His brow was grave and his dark eyes heavy caliber.
— Hunter
GSG 9 Badge once worn by Intrepid agent Hermann Braunschweiger.

GSG 9 Badge once worn by Intrepid agent Hermann Braunschweiger.

Tom Rodgers: THE EXPERT

SKILLED. LOYAL. DEADLY.

Intrepid’s Close Quarter Combat Instructor, Tom Rodgers, began his law enforcement career in 1987 with the Detroit Police Department, pounding the beat for four years, earning his stripes on the frontline of policing.  At the age of 24 he was accepted into the Federal Bureau of Investigation and on graduation from the FBI’s new agent training program at Quantico he returned as Special Agent Rodgers to the FBI field officer in Detroit. At 27 Rodgers topped selection for FBI SWAT and transferred to New York.  After 3 years with SWAT he was appointed to the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team – HRT – based at Quantico.  During the 15 years Rodgers spent with HRT he undertook numerous secondments, including the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Key Asset Security Task Force. He was one of the Bureau’s most valued and respected Counter-Terrorism & Tactical Operations specialists before joining Intrepid.

A veteran of the Bureau’s elite Hostage Rescue Team and recipient of the FBI Medal of Valor, he was a consummate professional of the old school. Built like a middleweight prizefighter, he had close-cropped graying hair and a wry smile that gave the impression he knew something about you that you didn’t.
— Defender
Federal Bureau of Investigation crest.

Federal Bureau of Investigation crest.

Mila Haddad: THE XO

INTELLIGENT. INDOMITABLE. INDISPENSABLE. 

Jamila Haddad earned a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature at the American University of Beirut and a Masters in Criminology from the University of Toronto. When the Chief of Intrepid, General Davenport recruited her on the recommendation of a colleague in The Hague, she’d been a research assistant to a judge of the International Criminal Court. In her late twenties, Mila possessed a highly disciplined, analytical mind complemented by an innate ability to think boldly outside the square. She had worked for the general for just a year, but Davenport considered her indispensable. Joining Intrepid Mila became Davenport’s executive officer, or XO - his go-to-person for anything and everything intelligence, criminal profiling or research related.

Mila moved forward to the edge of Davenport’s desk and laid open a tattered military folder, heavy with pages and the smell of old paper left in storage for too many years. With long, slender fingers, she traced her way to a place on a page and turned the file around for the general to see.
— Hunter
International Criminal Court insignia.

International Criminal Court insignia.

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