Sky Marshal Sanders is a true Nepleslian. He is the kind of man to shoot first and ask questions later. He embodies the spirit of a Nepleslian. Gaelan is a loud mouthed, head strong, brute of a man. He refuse to turn away from a challenge, and is sarcastic as they come. Though he is hard headed and stubborn, never question his intelligence. He is a skilled tactician and an expert in the ways of war.
Body: Gaelan's body is well built after a few decades in the NSMC. His body is well toned and built like a boxer. His caucasian skin is rough and abrasive, just like his personality.
Face/Eyes:He has a narrow oblong face, with a pointed chin. His face bears a scar that runs from temple to temple. His eyes are both prosthetic
Hair: Gaelan's hair is a greying crew cut. He also sports a full beard.
Distinguishing Features: He has a large scar that runs across his face from temple to temple. His eyes were damaged by this accident, so both of his eyes are prosthetics.
Sanders has seen much in his life. Being born before the current calendar he has watched many empires rise and fall. Once Gaelan turned 16 in the year YE 01 he joined the Greens and entered officer school.
After completing officer school he soon began serving. He didn't become distinguished until The Kennewes Offensive where the Greens bested the Reds. He was known for his 'Hammer and Anvil' style of warfare. After this he quickly rose through the ranks as he served several tours of duty across multiple campaigns. His most notable tours were during the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, Operation Dynamo, and The Rok'Veru Offensive.
Gaelan was a masterful tactician. His style of combat is known as Hammer and Anvil style combat, where one group of his soldiers would chase the enemy into an ambush, then hammered away at them till they gave up or were obliterated.
During Operation Dynamo, his face was struck with shrapnel and both of his eyes were damaged. He finally earned the rank Field Marshal towards the end of The Rok'Veru Offensive.
His recent escapades have been seen him leading his forces against pirates and securing Nepleslia's borders. But after the former Primer left office he received a call.
His many years of service as an officer taught Gaelan how to lead his men and lead them well. He leads from the front and by example, he would never ask any man under his command to do something that he himself would not do.
Or Fightin’ and Diein’, Marines such as Gaelan were trained to stay fit, to shoot weapons, and to punch someone’s lights out if need be. This includes how to set up a workout regimen by devoting at least an hour a day to physical fitness, how to set up and clean workout equipment, and how to properly cycle through workout types to get a full body workout. Marines who only ever work out their arms are punished! Marines are trained to fire accurately, and in the same direction as other marines, on the HHG ‘High Hybrid Gun’, the Styrling Silver Special .45 Caliber, and the M2 Rifle. Marines are taught how to strip down, clean, and put these weapons back together. Finally, marines are taught the basics of hand to hand combat in the form of Nepleslian Marine Self Defense Training.
This is then followed by a course in Power Armor operation and handling. Marines are taught how to use the basic trio of Nepleslian power armor, the Hostile, Aggressor Heavy Assault Armor 1B and Raider.
Also known as how to understand and follow orders. During the second and third months of training, Sanders learned about combat tactics and the differences between power armor and light infantry operations. He was also taught about combined arms operations, utilizing Navy and Marine airborne assets to support their own operations. He also learned how to plan and execute various non-standard operations such as commando raids, reconnaissance, urban, jungle, desert & arctic warfare as well as starship boarding operations.
In basic training Gaelan was taught how to wear their uniform, How to sleep in and maintain a hammock bed, to not speak unless spoken to when dealing with a superior officer, and to follow orders with a snappy “Yes Sir!” Despite the Marines trying to produce more professional soldiers, the end product tends to be a little rough around the edges.
Sanders is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, ships, ground vehicles, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. He is fluent in Nepleslian. Marines must be able to speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. The character is skilled in field communications and is proficient in all rudimentary forms of communication (hand signals, flashing lights, etc).
Nepleslian Marines are expected to know how to survive and live off the land without resupply. Gaelan's fourth month of training was spent teaching him the skills to recognize edible plants and animals, to catch and prepare said animals, and how to navigate without electronics or a map. He was also taught how to make a fire without any of the usual means as well as to survive in cold weather without a fire.
With largely urban missions, Cavalry has become somewhat of a specialty for the military. Marines who pursue this specialty are trained to fly and operate the K4 Hover Tank or the Corona Gunship. Gaelan learned all the skills needed to operate the vehicle solo, including things like letting the computers handle targeting incoming missiles, how to properly deploy smoke screens and use the vehicle’s lasers to cover infantry advances by destroying incoming projectiles, and how to support marines by forwarding critical data picked up by the vehicle’s sensors. He was also expected to double as power armored infantry, and was trained how to remotely pilot their craft, how to help deliver power armored infantry to a battlefield, and most importantly how to dismount his vehicle to aid other soldiers in more infantry style tasks.
Marine Cavalry were taught how to supplement a squad of power armored infantry with their vehicle, and are just as comfortable outside the cockpit as they are in it.
Gaelan has the following items
- 1 M3 Assault Rifle
- 1 Pistol, Styrling Silver Special .45 Caliber, with 2 extra magazines