Born and raised in Southwest Oklahoma, Mullins served three tours in Vietnam, earning three Purple Hearts. He was also a member of the controversial PHOENIX group created to assassinate high ranking Vietcong officers. Mullins retired from the military to become a ‘consultant’, or Mercenary, 12 years ago. He now takes jobs from the U.N. Anti-terrorist group called The Shop. With a medium build, Mullins boasts strength and speed that few men possess.
|Aaron “Hawk” Parsons
Grew up in inner city Detroit and later Fought in Desert Storm. Parsons is considered one of the army's best demolitions specialists. He is frequently partnered with John Mullins on jobs coming from The Shop.
Bookstore owner and part-time employee of The Shop. A Captain in Vietnam, Gladstone excelled at recon, later spending several years with the CIA. 62 years old. Bearded.
|THE REAL JOHN MULLINS|
|Mullins - The character's name is John Mullins. He is named after the real-life mercenary (they prefer to be called "consultants"), who has been Raven's exclusive Soldier of Fortune consultant during the making of this game. His character is very specific and well-developed. His background is similar to that of the real John Mullins, whose bio is presented here.
Born in Southwest Oklahoma in 1942. Joined the U.S. Army out of high school, quickly becoming first a paratrooper, then a medic in the rapidly-expanding Special Forces (Green Berets). Served his first six month tour on an “A” Team in the Republic of Vietnam in 1963. Commissioned an Infantry Second Lieutenant in 1964, attending Ranger School in 1965, Lieutenant Mullins then once again served on an “A” Team in Vietnam during the 1966-67 period, as a Studies and Observations Group (SOG) officer in 1968-69, and as a Provincial Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) Advisor in 1969-70.
By then a Captain, John Mullins returned to the U.S. for advanced schooling in tactics and languages, returning overseas for assignment in Europe as a Special Operations Officer. Throughout the 1970s he ran training and operational missions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America.
Retiring from the military in 1981 after twenty-one years service, nineteen of it in the Special Forces, Mr. Mullins offered his services to government and civilian customers, returning to the Middle East for three years, then performing missions in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Afghanistan, and various countries in the Far East. These missions ran the gamut: training, VIP Protection, asset recovery, hostage negotiation and rescue, advising, and occasionally leading foreign police and military personnel in high-risk operations.
In 1990, Mr. Mullins founded Longbow, Incorporated, a company that specializes in the manufacture of Non-Toxic Frangible ammunition, marketing this product (built upon his patent) to law enforcement and military customers throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Mr. Mullins also founded W.C.B. & Associates, a company specializing in the construction of tactical firing ranges, and is the founder and president of the Tallgrass Center for Advanced Tactical Training (TCATT), which presents live-fire training courses for the police and military.
Mr. Mullins is an author with one published novel (Days of Fire, Berkeley Press, 1991, soon to be reissued by Soldier of Fortune Press), two more novels to be published in 1998-99, and magazine and trade journal articles too numerous to mention. His teleplay for Soldier of Fortune, Inc., the syndicated series, was aired during the 1997-98 season. Another teleplay has been purchased for the second year of the series. In addition, his second novel, “Iceman and the Tracker”, has also been optioned for a major motion picture.
Mr. Mullins has a BA in History from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from Midwestern State University. He speaks four languages, is a frequent panelist and guest speaker for conferences and seminars conducted by government and corporate entities, in particular those dealing with First Responder Training for Incidents Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction. Mr. Mullins also serves as a consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in matters of Law Enforcement Training for response to WMD.
Combat awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and several Purple Hearts. Military schools are too numerous to mention, but run the gamut from Military Free Fall to Underwater Demolitions to Counterterrorism. Other specialties include VIP Protection, High-Risk Installation Security, Aviation Security, and Intelligence.
|The Real John Mullins|
|Combat Knife (Pig Sticker)
Although primarily created as a thrusting weapon, this high-tensile steel combat/survival knife is weighted and balanced to allow skilled users to throw with a high degree of accuracy. The perfect weapon when stealth is a must.
|9mm Pistol (Black Panther)
Originally created in 1983 by an English company searching to create a lightweight, highly durable handgun, the Black Panther has quickly dominated the handgun market. Its remarkable success can be attributed to its simplicity, hardiness, and compact size.
|Big Pistol (Silver Talon)
Manufactured in Texas by WatchDog Industries, the powerful Silver Talon was designed to be one of the most powerful handguns in the world. Although somewhat larger and more cumbersome than lower caliber pistols, the Silver Talon packs a large degree of stopping power with a high degree of accuracy.
Developed specifically for police and military use, the B-42 is a highly lethal close-combat assault weapon. Although the addition of the elbow hook on the skeleton stock allows the B-42 to be fired one-handed, it generally decreases the accuracy of the weapon.
|Sniper Rifle (Eagle Eye)
The Eagle Eye is a highly modified and refined version of many of the sniper rifles that contain short action systems intended for high precision fire. The addition of a powerful scope and ballistic tipped rounds add a lethal dose of accuracy. Highly sought after for its inherent stability, the Eagle Eye is the weapon of choice for most professional snipers.
|Submachine gun (Raptor)
The Raptor SMG blurs the lines between assault rifles and submachineguns. Although small and compact like a submachinegun, the weapon is chambered for 5.56mm ammunition, an ammunition type that is usually found in assault rifles. Regardless of classification, this weapon is an efficient, top-of-the-line killing machine.
|Silenced SMG (Bulldog)
The Bulldog T-31 is a simple, yet durable weapon with a low maintenance rate and high functionality. Although the high rate of fire makes the weapon difficult to control, short, controlled bursts allow highly effective, concentrated fire.
|Heavy Machine Gun (M-75 Guardian)
One of the finest heavy machineguns ever created, the Guardian’s high rate of fire and deadly secondary attack make this a welcome weapon for any sort of military procedure. Care must be taken when employing the white phosphorus grenades as splash damage may injure the firer.
|M202A2 “Flash” Rocket Launcher
The M202A2 Flash was originally designed to replace flamethrowers. Using a four round clip and four firing tubes, the Flash can place an incendiary rocket up to 750 meters away at one round per second. The open rocket tubes give no recoil when fired, but there is a dangerous back blast area behind the weapon, which measures 15 meters long and 15 meters wide at its base.
|M343D Flame Gun
The M343D is a weapon that can spread a great deal of destruction in a short amount of time. Originally created for use in World War II, the flamethrower has lost popularity with the advent of more powerful and lighter anti-material weaponry. However, the creation of the smaller and more durable flamegun has re-introduced the destructive element of fire into modern warfare.
|H-24 SlugThrower (Heavy Hitter)
One of the most powerful man-portable weapons ever created, the Heavy Hitter utilizes the latest in gyro-jet technology. Due to the ingenious revolving magazine and bullpup firing design, the accuracy of the weapon is not compromised when firing fully automatic. The addition of the under-barrel grenade system adds a welcome dose of lethality to overturn the tides of battle.
|Microwave Pulse Gun (MPG)
The Microwave Pulse Gun (MPG) is a weapon on the cutting edge of technology. Under development by several government and terrorist groups, the weapon is thought to be the ultimate in killing potential. Because of the horrible and painful wounds that this weapon inflicts, it has been officially outlawed by the UN's rules of warfare for use against human targets. A single shot from the MPG is capable of literally cooking the flesh of several targets simultaneously and a single target can be instantaneously burned to ash.