Master Sgt.Mark McKnight-Explosives Expert/Heavy Gunner
120th Interplanetary Guard
McKnight is an Earth-Bred soldier that started as a regular EDC marine then made it to S.C.A.R. for the elite CDF. Serving under the Earth Defense Core at his enlistment at the age of 19, he has served in numerous wars such as The Siege of 2242(Xenotox invaded Earth. Made every human slaves and tortured them constantly), The Xenotox Uprising(served as Squad Commander to Fire-team Orange on EDC Recon), and the recent Battle of Aridan Highlands(Xenotox lead offensive against CDF, destroying Space Port and Spectrum City.)He is a former member of Cyberstorm Strike Team Omega. His handy craft with explosives during the Siege of Amarak quickly turned the war against the Xenotox, combined with guerrilla warfare tactics.
Extremely proficient in marksmanship, McKnight's disappointment in failing the Sniper finals didn't hold him back to other opportunities. Wally Jennings, longtime friend and squad-mate in Fire-team Orange, referred him to Captain Morris. It was then that S.C.A.R. had 3 members, but who would finish off the last spot?
Lieutenant Wally Jennings-Tech Specialist/Support Rifleman
340th Planetary Battalion
Jennings was awarded the medal of heroism during the Invasion of Amarak in 2234. As a native of the first Moon Colony, he made the decision to join the EDC to make sure future generations could live in peace. He was recognized with this distinguished medal due to his actions of saving his squad commander after disobeying orders to evacuate. He continues to work for S.C.A.R. under the command of Captain Morris. He is also in charge of hacking computer network systems, reprogramming assault drones, and deploying recon equipment for the team in advance of a mission.
Captain James Morris West-Leader of S.C.A.R. and Expert Rifleman
330th Infantry Division
Morris grew up in the small colony of Amarak and didn't think much of the military as a child. It was the Invasion of Amarak in 2444 that he decided to take an active role to take the fight to the Xenotox. At the time, Morris was only 18, but he led small militia against base camps of the Xenotox with obsolete weapons of the 22nd century. Despite the harsh casualties, it was leadership that lead Morris' men to victory at the Final Stand of Amarak in 2448. He was awarded the purple heart medal for serving his home planet under such extensive circumstances. The L.S.S.D.F. council offered him the job as 1st lieutenant, but he happily declined. He instead started off in the EDC and worked his way up to Captain in the CyberStorm Defense Force
Prince Ito-Stealth Ops/Healing arts/Master Swordsman
CyberStorm Black Ops Division
Native of Earth. Under attack from the Xenotox, Prince Ito and his Elite Guard lead several raids against Xenotox forces during the Siege of 2242. Although overwhelmed by futuristic technology, Ito's special talents involving stealth and ninjitsu mastery led his squads to victory. Ito has also taught future CDF recruits the ways of stealth and other tactics they can apply in black ops missions. He is under assignment in the Black Ops division of CyberStorm, directly from Colonel Nova. His experience and knowledge with the healing arts provide a useful tool to S.C.A.R. and guidance for Captain Morris when tough decisions need to be made.
S.C.A.R. was formed after the Invasion of Aridan in 2248. Colonel Nova Hunter recognized the need for another Spec. Warfare team.(at this time, Team Nova and Omega were fighting the Xenotox in the Space Battle of Omegon Prime)
Several candidates were thoroughly examined through tests of leadership, marksmanship, demolitions, and recon, but only four rose after others fell. Lead by Captain Morris, S.C.A.R. was created essentially for base defense, but as the vital need for recon approached, S.C.A.R. transitioned to a multi-purpose warfare ops team.
S.C.A.R. stands for Strategic Combat Assault Recon. This team was deployed during the Earth Federation Conference of 2251, 3 years after the Invasion of Aridan. (Aridan is the homeplanet of the Cyberstorm HeadQuarters) Without the protection and expertise from S.C.A.R., the Universal leaders of the L.S.S.D.F. would have been killed and all order would collapse.