Biography for Lt. Kate 'WildKat' Wheeler
Katherine "Kate" Wheeler
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Hometown: Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
Ethnicity: Caucasian, Native American, Hispanic (paternal English-Norwegian; maternal Cherokee Native American, Hungarian, & Spanish Basque)
H: 5' 9"
W: 121 lbs.
Hair Color: Golden Brown
Eye Color: Green
Skin Color: Reddish-white
Rank: Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class, US Navy (Early in her career); Lieutenant, US Navy
Alma Mater: Schaumburg High School, Illinois Institute of Technology (aka Illinois Tech)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology (commissioned through the Seaman-to-Admiral 21 ROTC Program)
Qualifications: Pilot, F/A-18A+ Engine Technician and Plane Captain, Aviation Warfare Specialist, Naval Flight Officer (strike fighter weapons systems, electronic warfare & radar interception), TOPGUN Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor, Aircraft Mission Commander)
Biography for LT. Kotaro 'Banzai' Tsurugi
Birthplace: Nagasaki, Japan
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, California, USA (Los Angeles county)
W: 175 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Skin Color: Yellow-brownish
Eye Color: Brown
Alma Mater: Reseda High School, California State University at Northridge, University of California at Los Angeles
Education: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art with focus on Graphic Design, minor in Mathematics, California State University at Northridge (CSUN); commissioned through the University of California-Los Angeles' Navy ROTC program
Marital status: in a long-distance relationship
Known Relatives: Hyoh Tsurugi (father, deceased), Haruka Tsurugi (mother), Akemi Nishimoto (aunt), Dan Nishimoto (uncle), Kai Nishimoto (younger cousin)
Rank: Airman (beginning); Lieutenant (United States Navy)
Callsign: "Buckaroo Banzai"
Qualifications: TOPGUN Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor, Landing Signal
Officer, Free-fall Naval Parachutis