Name: Casey Beckett
Ethnicity/Nationality: United States
- Rank: Petty Officer 2nd Class (equiv to Sergeant)
- Field Hospital Corpsman with Co. A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion
- Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman with the Force Recon Company
Role: Medic (former Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman)
Casey Beckett stands at about 5’9” and weighs around 152 lbs, coming in short and lean. He has somewhat tanned skin and a naturally rosy complexion. His hair is chocolate brown and kept in a medium-length parted fashion, and his eyes are green. He has no visible scars, and has a tattoo of a caduceus in dark black ink along his spine on his upper back.
Skillset:- Served as a SARC and regular Corpsman in the Fleet Marine Force
- FMF Corpsman certified by the Navy Field Medicine School
- Expert qualified with Rifles and Pistols by US Marine Corps standards
- US Army Airborne School
- US Navy Combatant Diver School
- USMC Basic Reconnaissance Course
- US Navy Level C SERE
- US Army Land Navigation
- Languages: Native English, Basic Pashto
- Proficient with inner workings of cars
History:Casey Beckett was born in Queens, New York City, New York in 1993. His father worked as a car salesman and under-the-table mechanic, and his mother was a trauma nurse at Bellevue Hospital. Beckett’s childhood was average for a kid in the city, attending local public schools. He grew up an avid Yankees fan, and overall grew to love baseball, playing on local kids teams.
Once out of high school, Beckett had made his decision to go into medicine, but had been debating which college to choose. He’d already been accepted to Hunter College’s medical program when he was approached by a Navy recruiter, impressed with his high school ASVAB scoring. Debating his options, he made the decision to enlist, especially with the promise of tuition assistance once his contract was up. He attended basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes, and went on to pursue a career as a Hospital Corpsman.
As part of a volunteer program, he attended the school at the Navy Field Medical Training Battalion, certifying him to deploy with a Marine Corps unit. He was slotted in with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in time for its deployment as part of Task Force Leatherneck in Afghanistan. Deployed to Helmand, the unit participated in Operation Khanjar, where the 1st Recon Battalion provided real-time intelligence to Marines participating in the assault phase. Soon after, 1st Recon would be part of the massive Operation Moshtarak, known as the Battle of Marjah, involving some 15,000 ISAF troops. These two operations constituted Beckett’s baptism by fire.
Returning from his deployment, Beckett made his decision that he enjoyed being embedded with the FMF, and attended the Basic Recon Course to continue his embedding with 1st Recon. He instead was approached by his CO to talk about returning to a Navy posting to acquire SARC certifications. With a letter of recommendation in-hand, Beckett was slotted into the Special Operations Corpsman Program. After a rigorous course followed up with qualification schools in all sectors of learning, Beckett became a certified SARC and was returned to the 1st Recon Battalion soon thereafter.
Finishing out his enlistment by 2012, he re-upped with the understanding he would be attached to the Force Reconnaissance Company. With them, he did two of the standard two-year stretches. Most operations under them were peacetime, although he did undergo two deployments with them, one to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. He finished out his second enlistment by 2017, before finally retiring from the Navy.
He no sooner had begun drafting another application to Hunter College before he received an invitation by Centurion to reprise as a medical professional. He’d have been insane to pass over that sort of paycheck, and packed his bags.
Psychological Profile:I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE MYSELF BEFORE GOD
AND THESE WITNESSES
TO PRACTICE FAITHFULLY
ALL OF MY DUTIES AS A MEMBER OF
THE HOSPITAL CORPS.
I HOLD THE CARE OF THE SICK AND INJURED TO BE A
AND WILL ASSIST THE MEDICAL OFFICER
WITH LOYALTY AND HONESTY.
I WILL NOT KNOWINGLY PERMIT HARM TO COME TO
I WILL NOT PARTAKE OF NOR ADMINISTER
ANY UNAUTHORIZED MEDICATION.
I WILL HOLD
ALL PERSONAL MATTERS
PERTAINING TO THE PRIVATE LIVES OF
PATIENTS IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
I DEDICATE MY
HEART, MIND, AND STRENGTH
TO THE WORK BEFORE ME.
I SHALL DO ALL WITHIN MY POWER
TO SHOW IN MYSELF AN
EXAMPLE OF ALL THAT IS
HONORABLE AND GOOD
MY NAVAL CAREER.
Beckett is a hard-headed but jovial man first and foremost. His first and foremost concern as a medical professional in the field is his squadmates and patients. His sheer stubbornness leads him to exhaust every ability he has to keep his teammates and, indeed other patients, even EPOWs, alive. His conduct outside of combat is humorous at best, always trying to get a laugh out of his squadmates, albeit if provoked he will go at length to prove his point, a hard-headedness he doesn’t generally show outside of his practice of medicine.
Equipment:- HK416 Carbine w/ 14.5” barrel, Trijicon ACOG sight (4x32, illuminated reticle), AN/PEQ-15 laser-light (IR capable). Carried are eight spare polymer 30-round magazines (all Enhanced Performance 5.56 Rounds, with tracers every five rounds). Mounted along a dual-point padded sling.
- M45 MEU(SOC) Pistol w/ 5” barrel, night luminescent iron sights, Streamlight TLR-8 laser-light (non-IR capable). Carried are three spare 7-round magazines (all Jacketed Hollow Points). Mounted in a polymer thigh holster.
- Mk. 2 KABAR Combat Knife mounted in a polymer sheathe on the hip.
- Gerber Multi Tool lashed to his vest.
- Uniform: Beckett often is seen wearing a reproduction of the MCCUU (Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform), of which he possesses a version in both the Woodland and Desert patterns of MARPAT. It consists at the most basic level of a set of slimmed trousers and a combat shirt/UBAC. He wears a pair of Oakley SI-6 boots and a pair of woodland Oakley Pilot gloves. Accessories include a set of knee pads and elbow pads.
- Helmet: Beckett wears a reproduction of the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) in tan, paired with a reversible cover printed in the reproduction MARPAT. Mounted on the helmet is an AN/PVS-14 Monocular NVG on a rhino mount, a SureFire HL1-A Helmet Light, a set of Sun, Wind, Dust (SWD) Goggles with a tan cover, and a set of headset-ear protection combination muffs linked to his squad net radio.
- Vest: Beckett’s vest is a Crye CAGE Plate Carrier fitted with ESAPI Type III Plates in the front and back, with soft inserts along the side pockets. The vest itself is fitted with a multitude of pouches including: magazine pouches, an IFAK, a general purpose pouch (containing a broken down MRE), two grenade pouches (containing one M67 Fragmentation Grenade each), another general purpose pouch (containing a set of sharpie markers, a lensatic compass, a weatherproof pen & notepad set), and two canteen pouches with insulated canteens (one for personal use, one for patients). Fitted on the outside of his vest is an AN-M8 Smoke Grenade, clipped to one of the grenade pouches. Fitted through one of the PALS loops is a bottle of milspec Cleaner, Lubricant, Preservative (CLP). He also has a set of medical shears tucked into a PALS loop, and various implements of medicine, including a couple squares of hemostatic gauze and a packaged Emergency Trauma Bandage.
- Pack: 5.11 Tactical RUSH72 backpack. Carries two MREs, a poncho & liner kit in olive green, 200-foot roll of 550 foot-lbs paracord, heavy duty locking d-ring w/ climbing & rappelling harness, a Gerber folding entrenching tool w/ cover, an extra set of whatever current fatigues he’s wearing, a set of civilian clothing, and plenty of extra padded-sole socks. Might be some misc items forgotten.
- Aid Kit: A comprehensive aid kit put together by Beckett himself. Includes:
- IV Catheter & Line Kit (various gauges)
- 2x 1000 mL (one-unit) Fluid Tubes (saline)
- 4x Combat Action Tourniquets
- Emergency Trauma Bandages
- Gauze Squares
- Hemostatic Gauze Squares
- Hemostatic Powder Packets
- Chest Decompression Kit (decompression catheters, chest seals)
- 2x Nasopharyngeal Airway Tubes
- 2x Oropharyngeal Airway Tubes
- Cricothyrotomy Kit (disposable surgical tools, etc)
- 12x Pairs of Black Nitrile Gloves
- 10x Combat Casualty Cards
- Diagnostic Kit (Pulse-Oximeter, Tactical Stethoscope, etc.)
- 4x SAM Splints
- Coban & ACE Bandages
- Morphine, Antibiotics, Narcan, Epinephrine, Adenosine, Atropine, Tylenol, Benadryl,
even things like Pepto-Bismol and stool softeners.
- Probably missed things, will add if I can think of it.
Looks groovy to me!