Lt. Falcon is a second-generation Green Beret, his father having served in the 10th SFGA (Special Forces Group Airborne) from its very beginnings at Fort Bragg's Smoke Bomb Hill. Falcon was cross-trained in demolitions and served briefly with the 5th SFGA "Blue Light" counter-terrorist unit as an "A" Team XO. He is proficient in Spanish, French, Arabic, and Swahili and a qualified expert with most NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
"Green Berets are specialists in training and leading native insurgents. Native insurgents are usually primitive tribal peoples who respond to two types of leadership. You can bully and overwhelm them with superior firepower and technology . . . Or you can bite the head off a snake, chug-a-lug the local beverage, and yell, 'Follow me!' Falcon is a snake-biter if I ever saw one."