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Code Name: Keel Haul
File Name: Colby, Everett P.
Primary Military Specialty: Naval Command General Staff
Secondary Military Specialty: Fighter Pilot
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia
Grade: O-9 (3-Star Vice Admiral)
As a young sailor, Keel Haul graduated from the Annapolis and Navy Flight School, and cut his chops flying Phantom F4s off the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier. In the service, he earned the navy Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal. His career trajectory then took him to Navy War College and Armed Forces Staff College. His years of leadership training and fearlessness under fire made him the perfect choice to lead the G.I. Joe naval forces as both a respected commander and capable pilot. he is a renowned military historian, a nationally rated chess player, and seems to have access to the world’s best gourmet coffee.
Keel haul perfected the art of take-offs and landings on aircraft carriers, even at night, so he knew it was his destiny to serve on the USS FLAGG (CVN-99). this nuclear super carrier is named for the late Brigadier General Lawrence J. Flagg, who was instrumental in the formation of the G.I. Joe team (even suggesting their name). The carrier now serves as the sea-based headquarters during all nautical missions.
“If I can’t fly those birds, I’ll keep the nest ready for them!”