DUSTY knows that the very thought of desert training induces terminal belly aching in even the most seasoned troopers. The blistering heat during the day, freezing cold at night, snakes, scorpions, sheet lightning, dust storms, and dry, gritty sand–none of these things faze Dusty and his coyote Sandstorm because they are the natural trappings of what they consider to be their home. Fluent in Arabic and Hebrew, Dusty is also conversant in Kazahk and Khalkha (Eastern Mongolian). [Languages spoken in the great desert regions of the world. (Yes, we know that Australia has a desert to dwarf most, but most Australians speak English.)]
"Dusty can track like a hungry wolf, go to ground like a spooked prairie dog and fight like a wounded bobcat. He's got the patience of a Diamondback rattler, the social graces of a gila monster, and the taste buds of a coyote. In short, he's not much use for anything except sneaking up behind bad guys in the desert, and popping a can of firefight."
Qualified Expert: M-16A2 5.56mm rifle, M1911A1 .45 automatic pistol, M-203 40mm grenade launcher. Familiar with all NATO and friendly forces small arms.