Rainbow Six: The New Recruits
Disclaimer: This story takes place after Raven Shield and Athena Sword
RAINBOW SIX is the exclusive copyrights of Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft and Tom Clancy from their respective years. The characters in the bio data are under my jurisdiction.
Set after Raven Shield and Athena Sword (PC games), John Clark now leads a new generation of Rainbow recruits into their first mission, in which terrorists could bring renewed trouble to the free world. A Rainbow Six story.
I have done some extensive research regarding real-life events and/or actual special/elite units. If there are some discrepancies, please let me know so's I can correct them. Thanks.
Chapter 1: A new day has come (Part 1)
Date: April 21, 2008
Location: SAS Headquarters, Hereford, Britain
It's been two years now since Rainbow was called in to be deployed by the various foreign governments in stopping Dejan Blazlevic a.k.a. Nikola Gopic of the former Ustache Regime in Yugoslavia (Now Serbia and Montenegro) and his ally, radical Argentine politician Alvaro Gutierrez, from unleashing Soviet-era VX nerve gas in Brazil. Although the UN applauded the entire Rainbow staff from preventing this doomsday event from happening, Clark feels that there's still much work to do. Clark then ordered his Executive Officer Alistair Stanley to send out word that Rainbow was now accepting new candidates for the team's various divisions since he felt that it was about time that the team have some new faces. Alistair was also told that he wanted the results in about two weeks.
It was a beautiful Monday morning. John Clark, the founder and first commanding officer of Rainbow, entered his office after showing his ID to a British MP soldier standing guard near his office door. Inside was a mahogany desk and the secretaries tidied it up with stacked papers on one of the desk's corners and a coffee mug with a cover on top of it, apparently before he even came for his 9:00 AM arrival for work. On the left side of the desk was a wooden cabinet that the staff had procured for his room courtesy of IKEA, shipped into Hereford from Sweden. It was filled with books of autobiographies such as those from Bill and Hilary Clinton, as well as history books that had topics from World War II to the September 11 events in the United States. Behind the desk was his honorable discharge certificate enclosed in a glass picture frame. It reminded him of the old days when he left the CIA in order to establish Rainbow. The team would be based at the 22nd SAS (Special Air Service) Regiment's base at Hereford, with the intention of keeping Rainbow's existence a secret from the public.
John Clark tossed his briefcase on top of his table before he sat down on his office chair. He felt comfy, but today was not the right time to get comfortable. He had to check on the officially approved candidates that the various countries had send to Britain for basic training at Hereford before they could be accepted into Rainbow. He slowly grabbed his mug from the table and stood up from his chair while he walked to his coffee machine found in the middle shelf of the bookcase. As he started the machine, he heard a knock on the door while putting his coffee mug below the machine's dispensing spigot. Then, he heard the MP guard speaking to him after opening the door. Looking at the direction of the opened door, he saw the MP guard holding the door from its handle with Stanley standing next to him with 5 folders.
"Sir, it's Colonel Stanley. He has the reports that you need today."
"It's okay, sergeant. I'll take it from here."
Alistair then enters the office with the folder while Clark nods the guard to leave them alone. The MP guard then slowly closes the door with a faint clicking sound, though both of them did not bother to pay attention to the sound.
"What is it, Alistair?"
"John, I've managed to compile all the bios of all the admitted candidates with help from Kevin."
"That was great" John thought as he continued to sip his coffee. Kevin Sweeney was one of Rainbow's finest Recon operatives until he retired in order to assume the position of Rainbow's Intelligence Officer in 2003.
"How many recruits do we have anyway then?"
"Didn't have time to check. Was in a hurry to give the reports to you. But it was impressive, a lot of candidates came in three weeks ago for application, but the recruiting officers only accepted a handful from the 90 plus or so candidates."
"Really?" Clark then stopped sipping his coffee and looked at Stanley in a peculiar manner.
"Yes, John! Apparently, a handful of the candidates have passed the basic training. Kevin also told me that you might like the new faces."
"Maybe I will." Clark then slowly went to his table and placed his mug on the table. "Don't forget to leave the reports in my table. By the way, is there anything new right now?"
"There's a briefing later at 3 in the afternoon in the briefing room. Apparently, there's something brewing up again." replied Stanley while walking to Clark's table and placed the folders next to his coffee mug.
"Okay thanks. So what'll happen to those who didn't make the cut?"
"I had the liberty of telling them to just come back and try again when the next announcement is already with their superiors."
"Okay then, you can go. Just don't forget to drop by my office and remind me when it's time for the meeting."
"No problem John." He went back to the door, opened it and closed it quietly.
Clark then sat down on his chair and grabbed the first folder on top of the stack. It reads the following:
OFFICIAL RAINBOW RECRUIT DOSSIER FILES OF 2008
APRIL 21, 2008
FILES COMPILED BY ALISTAIR STANLEY AND KEVIN SWEENEY
INFORMATION COMPILED AND NOTED AS OF APRIL 20, 2008
Clark also noted a red stamp mark that was affixed on the bottom right corner of the folder, it also reads:
TOP SECRET FILES,
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE OFFICIAL CLEARANCE, RETURN FILES TO POINT OF ORIGIN OR FACE SEVERE PENALTIES!
"I wonder if the warning's going to deter anyone from reading the files? Maybe not." Clark said as he proceeded to open the folder and went for the first page. The first page was computerized and printed out with an introduction that states about the nature of the files. Clark then flipped it out of his view, which was followed by a hastily written note, explaining that the recruitment staff has managed to draft a number of Rainbow recruits and the most number of recruits came into the Demolitions and Electronics section.
"Let's see who's going to be in our bandwagon right now." Clark though to himself as he proceeded to flip through the long note until he reached the page that mentions the introduction to the newly inducted members of Rainbow, beginning from the Demolitions section, but not before he placed his legs in a crossed position on top of his table. The first page of the Demolitions section reads:
He then began to scan through the data of the following operatives that have been assigned to Demolitions and he read their data one after another:
Name: Clouston, Jimmer
Nationality: New Zealander
Birthdate: August 29, 1971
Rainbow Identification: RCT0122-E22011
Weight: 79.33 kgs.
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Blue
Born in Auckland, New Zealand. Father is a is a businessman and works at Citibank. Mother is a homemaker. No siblings. Studied at the Royal New Zealand Police College, 1988-1991. After graduation, was recruited into the Auckland City District Police Station and was a constable of his own birthplace from 1991-1994. Recruited into the Specialist Search Group (SSG) in 1995. Had participated in several security events concerning threats of both bombs and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) and had been the team leader on an SSG team that secured Auckland International Airport alongside operatives of the Special Tactics Group (STG) before the arrivals of world leaders for the 1999 APEC summit in New Zealand. Unmarried.
He doesn't seem to have any problem to work with anybody. The only thing that makes him angry is when people tend to disturb him during the most sensitive parts of his job, such as time during SSG training when a cranky colleague of his just placed a tack on his chair while trying to show new SSG recruits how to disarm a mock timer bomb. Jimmer tends to avoid working with those who pose danger to him or to his duty, since he assumes that they would be a distraction when he has to conduct his duties, whether it would be disarming the bomb himself or assisting his fellow comrades in the unit.
Name: Diaz, Eugene
Birthdate: February 26, 1980
Rainbow Identification: RCT0244-B3043
Weight: 80.69 kgs.
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Born in Makati, Philippines. Father is a professor of Economics, who is currently teaching in Ateneo de Manila University. Mother is a homemaker. Has two older brothers. In his childhood days, he was influenced by his policeman grandfather and taught him that one person needs to stand up for others for Service, Honor and Justice, the motto of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Attended college at Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Political Science and majoring in Global Politics, 1996-2001. Entered the PNP right after graduation, which was one of his childhood dreams. He applied and was accepted into the Special Action Force (SAF), the PNP's Counter-Terrorist Unit, in 2004. With completion of basic SAF training, he then underwent further training in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and was commissioned as a bomb specialist. Took part in the investigation of the bombings in Makati City committed by terrorists of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in 2005. Unmarried.
At times, Eugene feels nervous when he comes across a new kind of bomb/mortar shell/landmine or any kind of incendiary explosive during his 3 years of duty with the SAF due to an incident in which he got severely wounded when he accidentally stepped on a homemade landmine when he was in an SAF unit pursuing fleeing New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas, but managed to escape death. But once he successfully disarms a bomb of any make, he then studies its mechanism and components, in hopes of learning how to dismantle them without causing any huge calamities. He hopes that working with others will help him become a better EOD expert, but he is also a fair expert in being an authority with his comrades on firearms. Aside from his native Tagalog and from speaking fluent English, he can also speak Mandarin, Fookien, Cantonese and Malay.
Name: Hawes, Gregory
Birthdate: January 2, 1980
Rainbow Identification: RCT0011 – A49001
Weight: 86.22 kgs.
Hair Colour: Auburn
Eye Colour: Black
Born in Westminster, Britain. Father is a senior official in the British Metropolitan Police while his mother is a professor of Computer Science at the West London College. Has one older brother, who works with the CO19 unit of the British Metropolitan Police. Went to University College London with a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 1996-1999. Joined British Army and enlisted in the Royal Engineers in 2001. Was deployed with team of Royal Engineers in Northern Ireland in defusing various firebombs planted by urban guerrillas of the IRA and its constituents around Belfast with a recent incident in Nov. 25 of 2004, when he was with a team of Combat Engineers from the Royal Engineers unit in disarming a firebomb planted by IRA rebels in the Primark Discount Clothes store. Enlisted in the Army's Special Air Service (SAS) in 2005 and was the only British army soldier to exceed the gruelling physical tests and made a big impression on the members of the SAS, both his officers and his own comrades. He spent 3 years with the SAS, with details of his works made classified under the Official Secrets Act. Married in 2005, no child.
Believes that being in a team is better than doing work alone. Gregory puts his faith in this belief with him during his stint as a Combat Engineer when he was stationed in Northern Ireland in neutralizing various homemade explosives planted by the IRA. At certain times, he keeps asking his commanding officer for clarifications, which sometimes irritates them, but useful for Gregory, even in troubling situations. He is also an expert in some European languages since he is fluent in French, German, Italian and Russian during his time with the British Army.
Name: Haneda, Ichiro
Birthdate: May 6, 1974
Weight: 75.43 kgs.
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Born in Yokohama, Japan. Father is a corporate lawyer working for the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP international law firm, mother is a businesswoman. Has two younger sisters and a brother. Enrolled at the National Police Academy in 1992 and graduated with honours at one of the top ten students in his batch. Recruited with the rank of Junsa (Officer) to the Yokohama Suijo Police Station in 1994. Entered the SAT (Special Assault Team) in 1997 and went for further specialization in demolitions and successfully became a professional in the explosives branch. He participated in a rescue operation in recapturing a hijacked bus from a deranged teenaged boy in 1998. In 2002, he was tapped by the SAT during the FIFA 2002 World Cup Korea-Japan event to oversee a squad of SAT explosive specialists stationed at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Married in 1994, three children.
Cool in the midst of any potential gunfire and working around trying to resolve a conflict concerning explosives of any sort through without losing any casualties. Ichiro has been playing with airsoft since high school, so he is familiar with modern firearms that are used by both law enforcement and terrorist groups. Does not get easily irritated, but tries to pass it off as much as he can do while he is on duty with a smile as much as he can. He was able to teach himself English by reading English books that his dad buys for him whenever he goes abroad to countries like the US, Canada and Britain.
Name: Rousseau, Gerard
Birthdate: May 25, 1968
Rainbow Identification: RCT0083-R1203
Weight: 74.44 kgs.
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel
Born in Evian, France. Late father was a highly decorated officer of the Gendarmerie Nationale, who was killed in a targeted attack by the former French communist terrorist group, Action Directe. Mother is a nurse working at the Broussais University Hospital in Paris. Has a younger brother, who was also recruited into RAID (Recherché, Assistance, Intervention, Dissauder) in 1998. Attended post-secondary schooling at the Université de Montréal in Canada under a scholarship and graduated with a degree on Applied Police and Security Management and a masters degree on Criminology and a minor in English Language, Literature and Culture, 1982-1989. Joined with the Gendarmerie Nationale in 1990. Was promoted in 1995 and assigned to the General Information department, in which he took advantage of his criminology knowledge in assisting fellow officers in various cases. He was enlisted by RAID in 1996, specializing in bombs and bomb disposal. Has been deployed in various operations involving RAID. Was decorated for apprehending Yvan Colonna, a key insurgent leader of the FLNC (Corsican National Liberation Front) on July 4, 2003. He was also awarded a commendation for discovering hidden caches of explosives from arrested Muslim and Basque radicals in an anti-terrorist sweep in 2004. Married in 1991, two children.
Very keen to learn new things and a knowledgeable person during his time with the General Information department of the Gendarmerie National, a lot of ex-comrades and his ex-commanding officers were grateful to his knowledge on sorting out the many kinds of materials that were confiscated as police evidence. Enjoys being a team player, though Gerard was assigned to direct RAID squads in arresting nationalist insurrectionists of the FLNC and several hard line criminals. Though he is a demolitions expert, he is "no stranger" to firearms and was called "le tireur d'élite" (The Marksman) for his accurate shots when he had to gun down armed criminals and terrorists.
Name: Stephenson, Richard
Birthdate: December 24, 1975
Rainbow Identification: RCT0111-B3214
Weight: 78.66 kgs.
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Black
Born in Galway, Ireland. Father is a civil servant for the Irish government. Mother is an elementary school teacher. No known siblings. Joined the Irish Army as a Combat Engineer in the Corp of Engineers after finishing high school, 1992. Spent five years of duty with the army before signing up for the Army Ranger Wing (ARW) in 1997 and was placed in the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) support division. Joined in the Irish contingent for the UN peacekeeping missions in East Timor in 1999 under the INTERFET (International Force in East Timor) and UNTAET (United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor) task forces. Completed his peacekeeping tour of duty and returned back to Ireland in 2002. Enrolled at the Military College for further studies, 2002-2006. Had been trained in France and in Germany for further training on EOD tactics under tutelage of the GIGN and the GSG-9, with details kept secret by top officials in the Irish army for safety measures under the Official Secrets Act of 1963. Married in 1994, two children.
Once said that conducting EOD work is a "challenge to his duty" as a member of the Irish army. A calm and patient man, he would not hesitate right away when a situation calls for a bomb expert that could disarm any knownexplosive in a few minutes before it blows up to kingdom come. Stephen loves both his family and his job as his main priorities, though he recently has a liking for playing airsoft.
Name: Yong, Geon-ha
Nationality: South Korean
Birthdate: June 1, 1972
Weight: 71.11 kgs
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown.
Born in Ulsan, South Korea. Father is a career army officer in the South Korean army, mother is a police officer stationed in the Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency. He has one older brother and a twin sister. In his early age, both his parents influenced him on choosing a future career when he was in his elementary days. However, he decided to join in the armed forces and went to the Korea Military Academy, 1990-1994. Commissioned afterwards in the same years as an officer in the South Korean Navy. In 1997, applied for transfer to the 56th Special Warfare Squadron (56th SWS), with special training in explosives and demolitions. In 1998, he was deployed with a company of 56th SWS soldiers in searching for North Korean commandos on the shorelines of Sokcho. In the same year, he was credited by South Korean news media for finding the carcass of a North Korean combat diver, which was washed ashore near the city of You. Unmarried.
In battle, he tends of be focused on completing the objective and nothing would budge him from doing so. The only thing that could bring back his attention is when the objective is either complete or not complete. He treats his fellow Koreans who serve in the Korean People's Army (The armed forces of North Korea) as traitors; he lost his grandparents to the North Korean invasion of the South during the Korean War. He wishes to see the eventual reunification of the entire Korean Peninsula since he can't bear to see his countrymen in the North suffer. He commented once during a visit to Rainbow's psychologist that the cruelty in the North must come to an end.
"That's a line-up that I didn't expect to see. The new recruits are great that I'd need to commend the recruiting staff on a wonderful job.", said Clark as he prepared to flip out to the second section of the report. The second section also had a front page that said:
OFFICIAL MEMBERS OF RAINBOW'S ELECTRONICS SECTION FOR 2008
Clark then saw a Post-it note stuck on the page itself. He held it and he started to read it, it had the following commentsthat were written on it:
Due to some of the recruit's skill poor test results conducted on various simulations conducted a while ago, the other 5 new recruits will need at least a month or two to get more training in order to be qualified for the section.
Executive Officer, General Staff
After Clark read the note, he made a mental note to himself, "I'll need to speak with him about what kind of problems did the recruits encounter." He then began to flip the page and went on to read the bio-datas of the first five qualified recruits:
Name: Argov, Nahum
Birthdate: September 12, 1983
Weight: 70.10 kgs.
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Green
Born in Ashdod, Israel. Father is a high-ranking officer in Unit YAMAM within MAGAV (Israeli Border Guard) while mother is a homemaker. Has two older brothers. Completed IDF (Israeli Defense Force) basic training (Gibush) during his high school years at the Ohel-Shem High School, years in basic training classified. Attended Bar-Ilan University and graduated with a degree in Computer Science, 1999-2003. Joined the Computer Aided Design Team (TIBAM; Hebrew), 2003-2004. Enlisted into Unit MATILAN (Modiyin T'azpiyot Yerut VeLohama Nayedet or Intelligence Observations Interception and Mobile Unit) in 2005 and was stationed at the MATILIAN North Israel post. Married in 2003, no children.
Growing up under a nation surrounded by various hostile Arab states, it was unique that he was able to make friends with certain Palestinian teenagers when he was a high school student at the Ohel-Shem High School (He is still in touch with them). During his time with Unit MATILAN, he became an expert in intelligence gathering and surveillance, thanks to his time with TIBAM and continues to assist his former teammates if an operation requires the cooperation of both TIBAM and Unit MATILAN. He is also an expert in pouncing on criminal and terrorist targets, as well as gunning down gunmen from hiding in the bushes. Even if he is willing to fight against those who threaten the existence of Israel, he is firmly convinced that Israel must leave the Occupied Territories and accelerate the process of nation building for the Palestinians and believes that the Palestinians have the right to self-determination. Aside from speaking Hebrew, Nahum also knows how to speak English, Arabic from his time in Unit MATILAN and French from his friends studying in Bar-Ilan University from France.
Name: Cooper, Michael
Birthdate: June 19, 1982
Weight: 80.11 kgs.
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Born in Berkeley, California, USA. Father is a journalist; mother is a high school teacher. Has one older sister. Attended UC Berkley with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999-2003. Moved into Los Angeles after graduation from collegeand joined in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 2003-2005. Went into SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) in 2006 and after advanced training, was designated as one of the team's electronics and surveillance specialist. Unmarried.
Wants to do everything according to the rules whenever it's possible to do so. But Michael or Mike to most ofhis family and friends feels comfortable if he needs to avoid the book if and when it is necessary. Though he spends most of his time providing intelligence to SWAT elements on the ground, he is fair in handling weapons and had good ratings in handling any kind of basic firearms during his training before being recruited into the unit.
Name: Lancini, Raphael
Birthdate: October 9, 1976
Weight: 67.87 kgs.
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Blue
Born in Padua, Italy. Father is a retired officer from the Italian army. Mother is owner of a local supermarket in Padua. Has a twin brother. Attended the Università degli Studi di Padova with a degree in Electronic Engineering, 1994-1997. Joined the Polizia di Stato (State Police) in 1998 and was a Carabinieri for 5 years. Recruited into NOCS (Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza) in 2002 and was made a specialist in its Protection Detail section. In 2005, he was one of the many NOCS specialists placed in charge on Pope John Paul II's security group as a surveillance expert and was stationed at the Gemelli Polyclinic hospital, where the pope was recuperating from his illness. Married in 2001, has two twin boys.
Adept at working in various environments, Raphael tends to learn from a different setting every time he thinks that he's working in another place or another situation. Among the new recruits, he is one of the fastest specialists to ever decode a computer or gain access through security monitors, who happens to be the third fastest next to Michael and to Nahum, thanks to his years of studying Electronic Engineering. He tends to tinker around with various electronics such as computers or digital clocks and tries to measure his accuracy in assembling and disassembling them apart or matching his wits when undergoing computer hacking or video splicing during his spare time at the Hereford Training Centre alongside Bayard.
Name: Miller, Alan
Birthdate: March 22, 1970
Weight: 69.78 kgs.
Hair Colour: Auburn
Eye Colour: Black
Born in Newcastle, Australia. Father is a police officer with the New South Wales Police. Mother is a medical doctor from the Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital. Has an older sister, one younger sister and brother. Studied at the Charles Stuart University and the New South Wales (NSW) Police College with a degree in Policing Practice and a masters in Information Technology, 1989-1993; 1993-1995. Was commissioned into the New South Wales Police Force as a Constable, 1995-1998. Recruited into the State Protection Group (SPG) in 1999 and was assigned into their Intelligence Unit. Played a key role in providing key data that helped fellow officers from the SPG's Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) in ending the St.George Bank Robbery siege in Neutral Bay, Sydney in the same year. Married in 2000, four children.
During any tactical planning, he makes it a point to remind armed TOU operatives in what they're going against in the field, especially if there are certain things that they may not even what. In resolving the siege at the St. George Bank Robbery in Sydney, he took the time to spend hours and hours in detailing intelligence reports that he picked up from the scene and constantly repeat the details until TOU officers remember what to do. Even in his simulation training conducted a while ago, he also took the lead and overstepped the authority of Rainbow tactical instructors. Even if he violated this rule, the instructors liked him for his brilliant thinking. He is also capable of using firearms even if he is assigned to the Intelligence Unit since he had some time to train with some TOU operatives in handling the basic weapons on the SPG.
Name: Opsomer, Bayard
Birthdate: July 11, 1977
Weight: 78.66 kgs.
Hair Colour: Auburn
Eye Colour: Brown
Born in Antwerp, Belgium. Father is a Dutch-speaking businessman. Mother is French-speaking museum curator in a local museum. Studied at the Université de Montréal in Canada and took a degree in Applied Computer Science and graduated with honours, 1994-1998. Joined the Gendarmerie Royale in 1999 and was a policeman from 1999-2004. Reassigned to the Directorate of Special Units in 2005 and handled various surveillance operations as an operative of its Observation and Arrest branch and was credited for his credible intelligence work that led to the arrest of various armed gangs from 2006-2007. Unmarried.
He works under intense pressure and he is used to it when he does surveillance-related work. His expertise in electronics from his days in Montreal is also useful for him since his knowledge of handling various electronic equipment makes it helpful to him for perform any needed observation work. Aside from his native Dutch, French and German, he can speak fluent English from his time spent in Canada. He is a master of stealth and was able to avoid detection from sentries during a Rainbow training scenario in where he had to hack a security camera in an office area, which was heavily guarded by gunmen played by SAS soldiers. Spends most of his spare time in training with Raphael.
"The new operatives seem to be okay for their positions. Just hope they can handle their job." Clark slowly closed the folder and placed it beside the folder stack.
Clark then extended his hand out and grabbed another folder from the stack. He then held the other folder with his right hand.
"Let's see what the next batch of recruits have in store for me." Clark then slowly opened the folder and…
Chapter 1 END