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Subject was born in England to working
class parents. His father was English and his mother, Irish.
After graduating from high school he immediately followed in
the footsteps of his older brother, Danny, and joined the military.
His brother joined the British Army and subject joined the Royal
Marines and was trained as a combat engineer. He served three
years with the Royal Marines and obtained the rank of Corporal.
His older brother had successfully made it through SAS selection
and encouraged subject to join the Army after his discharge from
the Royal Marines. That and the fact that the subject just missed
war in the gulf by getting discharged enticed him to enlist in
the British Army. Losing his rank he reverted to private and
attended SAS selection. During the long range navigation part
of phase II subject fell down a ravine and broke his leg. After
recovering from his injury and getting in even better shape subject
passed SAS selection the second time and was trained as signal
sergeant and assigned to a mountain troop. Subject participated
in classified and unclassified operations with this troop in
Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Subject later was assigned
to a freefall team and received cross training as a demolition
sergeant and in intelligence operations. With this troop he participated
in classified and unclassified operations in North Africa, Northern
Ireland and the Middle East. It was during a classified operation
in Libya that subject was captured along with his brother while
trying to escape and evade after a failed exfiltration attempt.
Subject's brother died in prison. The British Government successfully
traded two Libyan nationals for subject. Subject resigned from
the SAS and began to work for the London Department of Public
Subject comes from a hard working, middle class background. He had a good relationship with his parents and siblings. Subject had a successful, if uneventful, career in the Royal Marines and was extremely disappointed he missed deployment to the Gulf War. He attempted to get back in but was instead recruited into the Army's SAS by his brother and other associates. He was extremely successful in his career with the SAS and received numerous positive reports from his supervisors and peers during his tours and advanced to the rank of Sergeant.
Subject was captured during a classified operation in Libya along with his brother. The exfiltration platform failed to show up and nearby Libyan troops forced their team into the escape and evasion net. The team split up and Subject went with his brother. They successfully evaded pursuing Libyans for three days but were finally captured when they exhausted their ammunition. The rest of their team was successfully recovered. Subject received intense interrogation that included torture and held out for an undetermined amount of time (subject lost awareness of time passing). Subject finally broke and talked in order to save his brother's life. The Libyan interrogators probably never realized they were brothers. Subject spent two months in prison before being released in a secret trade between Great Britain and Libya. It was at the airport in Tripoli that he learned that his brother had been dead for two months. His principle interrogator informed him that his brother had never broken and had died because of torture and starvation.
Subject was psychologically wrecked by his experience. He blamed himself for his brother's death and was inconsolable. Counseling sessions with SAS psychologists were unsuccessful. His teammates, who met him at Heathrow, were unable to convince him to stay in the SAS. He resigned.
Further analysis of this incident revealed that subject was very successful in his Combat Survival Training of the SAS qualification course. During the interrogation techniques/POW sessions, subject never gave more than his name, rank, and birthdate. He only gave that once and never spoke again with his interrogators. During his captivity in Libya subject held out long enough (probably two weeks) to realize that the Libyans had captured no one else and that the rest of his team had either been successfully exfiltrated or had walked to Algeria. It was a change in tactics by his interrogators that caused him to talk in order to save the life of his brother. When he later learned that his brother had died anyway he blamed himself for not talking sooner. Subject also contradicts himself and blames his own weakness for breaking under torture when he did. It is a very difficult subject for him to talk about and is not something he has come much closer to resolving.
Subject will probably perform well as a member of SOF. This previous problem bears watching and may effect him in future operations. Subject may react with intense hatred of Libyans and this may affect his judgment in any operations that deal with citizens of this nation.
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