SHOCKWAVE was the youngest member of the Detroit Police Department's S.W.A.T. Team, and the holder of two citations for bravery when he signed up for, and was accepted by, the G. I. Joe Team. When asked why he left a promising career to work longer hours for less money, kicking down doors on better armed adversaries, Shockwave replied, "Do you really think I do this for the money?" An expert in executing successful assault tactics, Shockwave is now a member of the Night Force unit as the commander of their post-daylight search and destroy missions.
"Everybody on a S.W.A.T. team has a specific job, like in a choir. Choirs have tenors, baritones, altos, etc. S.W.A.T. teams have sharpshooters, climbers, and 'inside men.' Shockwave is the Night Force door kicker. He's the first inside and the first to find out how bad it really is. He's also a half-decent tenor when his voice is in shape . . . "