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Old 04-15-2022, 05:48 PM   #71
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For the counterintelligence agent on the side of the united states, likely a CIA agent,
The FBI is the primary agency responsible for Counterintelligence in the US:

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/counterintelligence
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Old 04-15-2022, 06:49 PM   #72
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The FBI is the primary agency responsible for Counterintelligence in the US:

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/counterintelligence
Ah right, I guess that does fall under domestic intelligence.
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Old 04-15-2022, 07:41 PM   #73
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Ah right, I guess that does fall under domestic intelligence.
Yep, and the broad category is usually referred to as Security Intelligence (the others being Human Intelligence, Signal Intelligence, Geo Intelligence, and Defence Intelligence).
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Old 04-15-2022, 08:12 PM   #74
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I have a problem with that disadvantage, because it openly states "follow orders". I don't want her to always follow orders.
Well, it says that every soldier should be willing to follow orders. Not that the soldier must follow orders....

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Do you know if the Body Language skill existed in 3rd edition or was added in 4th?
I just looked and it is in my 3e Compendium.
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Old 04-18-2022, 06:04 PM   #75
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Well, it says that every soldier should be willing to follow orders. Not that the soldier must follow orders....



I just looked and it is in my 3e Compendium.
Thank you very much for the intel on the 3rd edition. As for the disadvantage, I still think that it is not convenient, because it limits her actions.

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Yep, and the broad category is usually referred to as Security Intelligence (the others being Human Intelligence, Signal Intelligence, Geo Intelligence, and Defence Intelligence).
I would like this character to be an expert in HumInt.

So far, I've managed to develop up to seven different character concepts. Characters are worth approximately 400 points. 200 skill points, 80 debuff points, between 210 and 220 attribute points, and about 60 or 70 advantage points. I am not going to publish the templates because it would take up a lot of text, but here are the ideas in summary, including the top skills:

They all have a score of 17 in their primary and secondary firearm, and between 14 and 15 in martial arts, knife, anti-armor weapons, and artillery, all other skills on the book are at the bare minimum for their templates (Although some have several professional competencies [MOS] in order to raise some skill to the minimum, or by 1), and all of them have received training for combat on Sea, Air, and Land.

CBRN special-ops soldier / CBRN warfare
Trained by: Alpha Group & Naval Spetsnaz.
Civilian Education:
  • Master of Science in Intelligence Management.

Exceptional sapper / Demolitions & EOD (including radioactive HazMat and nuclear WMD)
Trained by: Sayeret Matkal & Shayetet 13.
Civilian Education:
  • Master of Science in Explosives Engineering.

Field physician and surgeon / Medicine
Trained by: SASR.
Civilian Education:
  • Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery.

Field scientist / Biocontainment & Bioengineering
Trained by: GSG 9 & Kommando Spezialkräfte.
Civilian Education:
  • Master's in Biomedical Engineering.
  • Master of Research in Biomedical Research (Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases).

Flying ace / Helicopter flying
Trained by: 1st SFOD-D.
Civilian Education:
  • Master of Aviation Science.

Outstanding shipmaster / Naval shiphandling
Trained by: DEVelopment GRoUp.
Civilian Education:
  • Master's Degree in Nautical Science and Maritime Transport.

Remarkable spy / Espionage
Trained by: MI6 & SAS.
Civilian Education:
  • Master of Science in Security and Intelligence Studies.

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Old 04-18-2022, 07:14 PM   #76
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As for the disadvantage, I still think that it is not convenient, because it limits her actions.
I believe that's the whole point of self imposed mental disadvantages.


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Trained by: 1st SFOD-D.
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Wouldn't the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment make more sense for a training place for this concept/person/PC?
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Old 04-18-2022, 09:10 PM   #77
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Wouldn't the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment make more sense for a training place for this concept/person/PC?
Yep, or the 147th in Canada or any of various spec ops air wings around the world.

Also, the degrees don't make sense. Most of them appear made up or not really applicable, and if they must be Master's degrees, you have to wonder what rank the operators are, and what was the under graduate degree?
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Old 04-19-2022, 07:54 AM   #78
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Also, the degrees don't make sense. Most of them appear made up or not really applicable, and if they must be Master's degrees, you have to wonder what rank the operators are, and what was the under graduate degree?
Indeed. Two cases in particular:

For shiphandling, being a licensed master mariner is far more applicable.

For espionage, academic degrees in the subject are for analysts and political advisers rather than operators. The SAS are not an espionage organisation, they're much more about shooting people.
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Indeed. Two cases in particular:

For shiphandling, being a licensed master mariner is far more applicable.

For espionage, academic degrees in the subject are for analysts and political advisers rather than operators. The SAS are not an espionage organisation, they're much more about shooting people.
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Yep, or the 147th in Canada or any of various spec ops air wings around the world.

Also, the degrees don't make sense. Most of them appear made up or not really applicable, and if they must be Master's degrees, you have to wonder what rank the operators are, and what was the under graduate degree?
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I believe that's the whole point of self imposed mental disadvantages.



Wouldn't the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment make more sense for a training place for this concept/person/PC?
I think so, but the brief annotation only highlights the character's unique skills, not its military background. Some members of the Delta Force receive training to fly helicopters.

I am trying to be descriptive, and I have decided to use the cards from the Spec Ops book for this. Would something like this be well understood, or would you add something else?

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Kravchenko, Lada
Grade: O-3
SSN: 615-47-XXXX
DOB: 19941221
Place of Birth: Moscow, Central
Entered on Active Duty From: Central
Permanent Home of Record: Moscow, Central
Next of Kin: N/A
Civilian Education:
Public Health MSc, ITMO University, 2007 – 2009
Biology MSc, Moscow State University, 2009 – 2011
Military Service:
FSB Academy, Moscow, Central, 2011-2016
Comissioned Lieutenant, Federal Security Service, JAN 16
Assigned to 420th Naval Reconnaissance Station, JAN 16 – MAR 19
Assigned to Spetsnaz training, MAR 16 – MAR 19
Promoted to Senior Lieutenant, JUN 17
Assigned to Vega Group, MAR 19 – JUN 21
Promoted to Captain, JAN 20
Assigned to SVR Academy training, JAN 21 – JUN 21
Assigned to Directorate S, JUN 21
The reason for assigning master's degrees is that the skills score in the proper subjects is between 14 and 15.

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Kravchenko, Lada
Grade: O-3
SSN: 615-47-XXXX
DOB: 19941221
Place of Birth: Moscow, Central
Entered on Active Duty From: Central
Permanent Home of Record: Moscow, Central
Next of Kin: N/A
Civilian Education:

Public Health MSc, ITMO University, 2007 – 2009
Biology MSc, Moscow State University, 2009 – 2011.
So by the age of 17 the person has received 2 Masters degrees? And started the first one at age 13?
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