Like so many other members of the GI Joe team, Carla Greer is but a human being. She may possess a large amount of medical knowledge and a smattering of high tech equipment, but she has no special powers to speak of - she fights evil with just her training and her raw gumption!
First Aid Kit (i): in both a convenient carrying case and in her backpack, Carla carries a wide variety of emergency medical equipment with which to treat fallen or wounded Joes. She carries everything from bandages to burn cream to anesthetics to defibrillator paddles!
the Joe-Com (i): this is a new device given to all Joes since the group's reactivation. This high-tech wristband functions as an audio/video transceiver with various other goodies built in to help a soldier on the go, and is described in greater detail in its own equipment entry.
Tranquilizer Gun (s): Carla carries this device to dull the pain of those who require her services... or to subdue any unruly Cobra thugs who menace her (without causing them undue harm). Her targets will pass out if she passes an easy difficulty Tranquilizer Dart (strength) action (intensity 5).
Marksmanship (a): while she's a pacifist, Carla has been educated in the use of most modern firearms as a part of her military training. As such, she can wield most standard, semi-automatic or fully automatic rifles or pistols at a reduced difficult level.
Martial Arts (a): similarly, Carla has been given a wide variety of self-defense techniques by the military. These are mostly inoffensive in nature, allowing her to use an enemy's energies against them - granting a reduced difficulty on dodging maneuvers and catching attempts.
Medicine (i): her calling, Carla is a doctor by trade - and was even before enlisting! She has the ability to perform a wide variety of medical and surgical procedures, and can usually help the freshly unconscious recover one card of lost health.
Military / United States (w): after enlisting in the military, Carla was trained in the Army way - as well as getting a lot of self defense drills she hopes to never use. An officer, Carla is rather well-versed in the SOP, and can readily command a squad if necessary.
Exemplar: Carla's got a lot on her shoulders. While the Joes don't expect her to actually take her uncle's place on the team, she feels that she has to live up to his legacy, and is always going above and beyond the call of duty in regards to her job.
Carla is a member of the GI Joe team, and the group would go out of their way to help her in most any matter she needed it - and not just because the team loved her uncle. No, Carla has also earned her place on the team, and the Joes always look after their own.
Carla's field uniform is similar to her uncle's. It consists of a khakis jacket with medical insignia in a variety of locations, khakis trousers, black leather boots, brown webbing and belts to hold her gear, and a white holster for her tranquilizer gun.
Carla's got spunk. She's incredibly bright, absolutely determined and has more courage than you can shake a stick at. While she lives in awe of her uncle's reputation, she isn't intimidated by it, instead seeing it as a benchmark that she wishes to meet - if not exceed - for the Joes.
Real Name: Carla P. Greer, Grade O-3
Occupation: medical doctor, chaplain's assistant
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 130 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none.
As did her beloved uncle before her, Carla chose to become a doctor, the idea being to use her intellect and skill to help others. She gained her medical degree from Wayne State University, and then chose to do her residency in a Detroit hospital that desperately needed the help.
This work was hard on Carla, however, as the non-stop flow of perforated gang members that she had to treat became a vicious cycle. Thugs she'd patch back up would wind up under her care time and time again, or simply die in vicious gun battles days - if not hours - later.
Deciding to follow in her uncle's footsteps even more, Carla subsequently enlisted in the Army, and completed the Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course at the top of her class. Opting for a position as a special operations medic, she was snapped up by the GI Joe team immediately.
Knowing the character of her uncle quite well, since he was the team's original medic, the Joes were more than happy to have Carla on board. Mind you, she quickly earned her position on the team with her actions, not content to simply rest on the reputation and fond memories of the past.
And it's almost like all is right in the world again, as there's once again a Doc on the GI Joe team - even if it's not the original. Unlike some situations where a new Joe took on the name of an old one for no good reason, Carla has done this in a most welcome fashion with uncle Carl's.
Joining the team just before World War III broke out, Carla got to know the group well enough that, when things fell apart and Cobra almost took over the entire earth, she was willing to help them fight it out to the bitter end - a fight the Joes managed to win (if barely).
Carla remains a Joe to this very day!
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