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Offline John Gallagher

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Gallagher, John
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:38:19 PM »
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    Full Name: John Patrick Gallagher
    Age/ Birthday: 27/6th June 1991
   Nationality: British
    Rank, Title or Position: Captain (OF-2)
    Height: 6’2
   Build: Lean/Athletic
    Related Skills: SERE training; Special Forces officer; 6 years in the Army
   Unrelated Skills: Years of experience playing unprofessional rugby
   Credentials: Bachelor's degree in History and Politics
 Appearance: John is a relatively tall individual. He has a lean to athletic build. His hair is a mix between what both his parents have -His father having brown hair, and his mother having orange hair- turning it into a mix of light brown and orange. Depending on the way the light is, it might appear as either.
He inherited his blue eyes from his father. Excepting the hair colour and style, John’s grandparents often describe him as almost a copy of his father when he was the same age.
   John is a compassionate guy. He cares deeply for his family, and would die before he sees them hurt. He is a social guy. When he comes across a person he knows, he always stops to have a talk with said person. He was always interested in his friends’ lives. John is a great shot. As a young boy, his father would often take him hunting, and this came in handy when he joined the Navy.
He is a sore loser, though. While he will always congratulate people that win from him, he does not do it happily. Additionally, he can come across as cocky despite not really being so. However, he hadn’t come where he was for no reason.
Lastly, John is an optimistic guy, and he will always try to see the best in everything. He has zero tolerance for fuck-ups, but knows that they occasionally happen. He never gives up, even if he’s wounded he will go on.
Spending time with his daughter, and his family.
Playing rugby.
 Field/Work Experience:   
23/07/2011: Started at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
26/05/2012: Graduated RMAS
26/05/2012: Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant
30/05/2012: Assigned A Coy, The Black Watch, Third Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland
19/05/2014: Promoted to Lieutenant
15/02/2016: Deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Shader
30/07/2016: Awarded Military Cross
17/08/2016: Awarded Iraq Medal
04/09/2016: Started Special Air Service Selection
09/10/2016: Completed Special Air Service Selection
10/10/2016: Reassigned Air Troop, “A” Squadron, 22 Special Air Service Regiment
21/01/2017: Promoted to Captain
 Personal History:
John Patrick Gallagher comes from a long line of Scottish soldiers. He is the son of a grizzled Scottish veteran in the British Army. The man had joined the Army in late 1980 at the age of 19, and worked his way into the Parachute Regiment.
When in 1982 the Argentinians invaded the Falklands islands, his unit was part of the taskforce sent to liberate them. That had been the man’s first taste of war, and it made him stay in the Army.
Eventually he would be deployed in the gulf war, and a number of the countries in what was once Yugoslavia, among others.
In 1990, John was born. His father had just been posted to the middle east in preparation of what would become the Gulf War.
John often had to adhere to strict regulations his father as a senior Non-Commissioned Officer imposed on him. It was tough, but in his own way, John enjoyed it.
His time in primary school wasn’t very significant. He was an apt student, and was always eager to learn. After he completed Primary school, he attended the local secondary school. John was a good student with a keen interest in both physical activities, and history. After school, he would often be found at the local rugby club he was a member of. He graduated in 2008.
For most of his youth, John was part of the local Army Cadet Force. Before being phased out due to his age, John was a Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major, while his father was the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Parachute Regiment. People often joked about the two Gallaghers and their respective ranks.
After completing his A-levels, John attended the University of Cambridge, majoring in History and Politics. He paid for it using money he had saved up at work, in addition to some money his parents had saved, and Government financial aid.
After three years he graduated, though. With above average marks, he gained a bachelor’s degree in his chosen course.
After university, John applied to attend the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was put before the 4-day Army Officer Selection Board. It was deemed that he had the appropriate characteristics that would allow him to perform effectively as a junior officer in command of soldiers after training.
He then attended the Academy. Posted in Ypres Company, named after the many battles that took place around the Belgian town of Ypres during the First World War.
John excelled in the Academy. At the end of the 44-week course, he was awarded both the Sword of Honour for being the Cadet considered by the Commandant to be the best of the course, as well as the Queen’s Medal for being Cadet who achieved the highest scores in military, practical and academic studies.
He was then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. His father, present at the ceremony, beamed with pride. Having listed his two preferred Regiments, John was thrilled to be posted in The Black Watch, Third Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland --his first choice.
Two years later, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He kept his platoon command, and nothing changed except for the second pip on his insignia, and a slightly higher pay.
At around this time, John entered into a relationship with a woman he’d gone to school with. Within months, she got pregnant. Their daughter was born in November of 2015, and was given the name Kerry Ann Gallagher.
Not long after, John’s company was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Shader. He spent seven months in country before he was rotated home. He was awarded the Military Cross, and the Iraq Medal while he was there.
Home was different, however. Fights between him and Christina got more and more frequent, eventually leading to them ending the relationship.
He began investing every moment of his time, excepting what little time he got with his daughter, in his work.
Eventually, he applied for SAS selection. Not long later, he attended the 1-week Special Forces Briefing Course. Here he was briefed in detail on Special Forces employment and on the activities during selection. He also underwent a number of tests.
Three months later, John attended the 5-week endurance race. At the end, from the 200 candidates of his selection, only 23 made it to the end. He was one of the few to be awarded a transfer to an operation squadron, taking command of “A” Squadron’s Air Troop.
In January of 2017, John was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Paternal Grandfather: Sergeant Francis Gallagher, BA RM Retired
Paternal Grandmother: Jacqueline Gallagher
Maternal Grandfather: James MacGregor
Maternal Grandmother: Caroline MacGregor
Father: Warrant Officer Class One Jack Gallagher, CGC, MC, BA
Regimental Sergeant Major, The Rifles
Mother: Catherine Gallagher
Sister: Mary Patricia Gallagher
Daughter: Kerry Ann Gallagher
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Offline Thaddeus

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Re: Gallagher, John
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 06:22:07 AM »