Spark – Tanks For The Memories
Code Name: Sparks
File Name: Verdi, Alessandro D.
Primary Military Speciality: Telecommunications Operator
Secondary Military Speciality: Electronic Warfare / Cryptologic Operations Specialist (95X)
Birthplace: Carcare, Italy
Sparks was originally recruited for the G.I. Joe support staff by General Flagg and served as a radio operator and computer expert in the early days of the team. Unfortunately he saw little field action, and unofficially “retired” to freelance work in the media industry. But his skills were so uncanny and his loyalty so strong that he soon returned, working as a liaison to Military Intelligence and the Generals in Operations. While he serves many vital functions, his speciality is operating so-called “secret numbers stations”, sending short wave radio transmissions to covert operatives throughout the free world in English, Spanish, German, French, and Slavic languages in a variety of electronically altered voices.
Sparks also serves at the personal advisor to General Colton, leader of the G.I. Joe team. It was this chief of staff that recommended Sparks keep his field skills sharp, and join Lt. Steeler on a cold weather training mission in the mountains of Colorado. As part of the exercises, his job will be transporting the field radio and working closely with the Tank Commander. He may not have the combat skills, but his dedication to the team is without limits. If Cobra shows up, this may be an adventure he never forgets.
“Cracking Cobra defences is just like cracking a computer code – it requires patience and persistence!”