Cobra Elite Trooper


Primary Military Specialty: Undercover espionage
Secondary Military Specialty: Accounting
Birthplace: Various Countries
Grade: E-4 (or equivalent)

The Crimson Guard are the elite shock troops of the COBRA Legions. All "Sieges" must hold a degree in either law or accounting as well as being in top physical condition. Final stages of training take place in the deepest recesses of COBRA Headquarters and is purported to involve an initiation ceremony too hideous for description.

Crimson Guardsmen are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battle field. They are dispersed about the country in deep cover, assuming apparently normal appearances and life-styles. Watch out. That friendly new neighbor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet...



My Personal Notes: Thought these guys were cool, especially the way they were portrayed in the comics.  The part on their file card about "being your neighbor" always creeped me out a bit.  I guess I also thought as a kid, if I was to be a Cobra bad guy, these guys would probably be who I would have wanted to be.  Of course being a Joe was really the only way to be!  I have kept him complete with his rifle, back pack and file card.