Nolan Kilkenny is an independent contractor with the US Navy.
Just that position would not qualify him for membership here but considering the sort of missions he gets involved in, he belongs.
A 6' tall, skinny man who, on his first day of SEAL training, was expected to bust out within a week, Kilkenny not only did not quit, he excelled and went on in his career to gather a few promotions and a fair share of medals. When he finally had had enough, he resigned his commission to join his father in a computer company, making use of his keen intellect and hi-tech knowledge.
He definitely did not quit his love of adventure nor the way that fate seemed to keep him fully into it. If his skill and experience as a SEAL wasn't a reason to be picked for a job, his great computer understanding was. Together he was often in demand.
With his light skin, freckled complexion and flaming red hair, typically worn a bit long and unruly, and his emerald green eyes, there would be little doubt of his Irish ancestry even without knowing his name.
Kilkenny had attended the Naval Academy but when he graduated, he postponed his required service to get a graduate degree at MIT. When he finished that, it had been expected that he use his considerable skills in the Navy's computer section but instead, having earned many medals in swimming and loving the water, he chose a far more strenuous line and joined the SEALs.
As a contractor, Kilkenny is pulled in for a variety of problems, especially considering that his expertise lay in both combat and computer fields. When he gets involved, it often brings danger that he does not want but which he does not avoid.