MEET MY SECOND IN COMMAND, ANDREA JEAN BLADE
Andrea Jean Blade, Known as "Andy" to friends and associates.
> ETHNIC ORIGIN Caucasian, Born in the USA, Russian/Armenian/Arabic background.
Quiet, speaks with authority and is fluent in three languages. When she speaks, people listen.
Will kick your butt if you insult her, her family or make durogatory remarks of gender.
Veteran of the 82nd Airborne and saw action in the Gulf War. Retired Army Captain.
She was assaulted
by a local group of college aged kids at a party when she was a teenager and her widowed father wanted badly to do something
but instead of confronting the kids he taught her self defense. Later the same kids got her alone outside of town and attempted
to get physical with her. None of them will ever be able to reproduce anymore, nor will they discuss her or what happened
that day. It is said that they wince at the mere mention of her name. Despite this hard upbringing, Andrea looks at life
as a challenge to strive to and hardships as opportunities. Her optimism has earned the respect of many a colleage.
RCO Kanowarrior met Andy at a training class at Thunder Bay and was immediately impressed with her, although he had known
her husband Sam Blade from association on a covert Flash Force Ops years before. RCO Kanowarrior contacted Andy shortly after
taking command of Capistrano Island and offered her and her husband a commission. They both accepted and moved to the island
with their son, Tommy. They were living in Los Angeles at the time and were glad to be offered such a lucrative position
in such an exotic location.
Andrea took over direct command of my CRT Teams and can often be found at the
training area working on coordinating efforts with our other services. Sam is presently commanding the Capistrano Island
Fire services as Captain Blade. Their son Tommy is 6 years old and is an airplane nut. He can often be found at the Capistrano
Island airport with his Dad watching the Panther and Kestral's taking off and landing. Someday Tommy wants to be a pilot.
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