GUNG-HO grew up in the Louisiana swamps, in a large Cajun clan that held huge zydeco camps known for having lots of music and fist fighting. He's at home in brown water environments and thrives on all the heat, humidity, bugs, and alligators. He graduated top of his class from boot camp at Parris Island, then went on to join the G. I. JOE team, where he's called in when things get extra rough. In a covert operation, GUNG-HO blew up DESTRO's major advanced-technology weapons plant. The explosion destroyed DESTRO's personal fortune and set his operations back for years–and made him DESTRO's sworn enemy.
"I like things hot: my food and my missions! Send me where it's meanest–that's why I'm a Marine!"
There are people who always make a profit from war. DESTRO is one of them. It is because of war that the Scottish DESTRO family has thrived for centuries. They build and supply weapons to any side who can meet their price. The latest leader of the DESTRO clan is one of G. I. Joe's most dangerous adversaries. He often steals the US government's most advanced secrets–and then his corporation makes big profits from the theft. DESTRO also causes armed conflicts around the world to create a market for his goods. Recently, his North American operations were damaged by GUNG-HO, causing DESTRO to lose millions of dollars. Now, DESTRO is out for revenge against GUNG-HO and the G. I. JOE team.
"Some people call me corrupt. To me, I'm just a businessman supplying what people want."