Name: Nathan Kessler
Weight: 195 lbs
Helmet Decal: Has dark red horns painted on the sides of the helmet. The white tactical mask has black paint decal of sharp teeth, forming a grimacing smile.
- A shemagh - green-colored tactical scarf - is worn around his neck.
- The Dagger Team insignia patch is on the left shoulder guard and on the right side of the chest plate.
- X 3 Fragmentation Grenades
- X 2 Incendiary Grenades
- Combat Knife
Biography: Kessler is a non-commissioned officer to a fire-team sized unit of UNSC Special Warfare Command Group 7.
He was originally an ODST to the Twenty-Second Tactical subdivision of the 105th. His misconduct, which involved serious injury to a slew of superior officers, had him court-martialed, suspending Nathan from his assignment on board the Pillar of Autumn of 2552. Despite a checkered file, riddled with disobedience and mischief, Kessler has had consistent stellar performance reviews as a soldier - specifically as a facilitator in smaller, squad-based units. The higher ups decided to rotate him into one of their more classified programs, supervised by UNSC SPECWAR under command of Colonel Gennady Provodnikov of the UNSC Army.
Referred to as Dagger Team, they are composed of flunkies from Spartan and ODST platoons and trainee programs, mainly due to severe charges of misconduct (similar to, or in some cases more extreme than, Kessler's situation). Because of this, Dagger Team is often coined as The Devil's Rejects, or simply called Devils, for their take-no-shit attitude and fearless execution in battle. They are savants at extreme unconventional warfare, and are usually attached to dangerous operations with low survivability outcomes. So far, luck has been on Dagger Team's side. Time and time again, the unit has narrowly escaped death by the skin of their teeth - mainly due to the quick resolve and leadership of Sgt. Elijah Valuev and 2nd-in-command, Cpl. Nathan Kessler.
Miscellaneous: Dagger Team's insignia adds onto the traditional spread-winged Eagle, custom to have a bat's wings with horns on its head and a devil tail, while a dagger is stitched in red behind it; blade pointing downward.