Very. I like to think I’ve learned a lot from some CO whitelistees. I admit I don’t know Marine Law by heart. Would also like to specify I have 89 hours as Staff Officer.
On the surface, an obviously logical allocation of resources : his aging body can not ruck at the same pace it did thirty years prior. Deep down, though, the man leads his own personal crusade against the corporations, à la Zeno’s Conscience, constantly trying to find a balance between his disdain for corporate greed and the inability to act against their demands : commanding a ship seemed like the way to make a change.
Joining the USCMC fresh out of high school for no reason other than to serve his country, Isaiah Colt was thrown into the Core Conflict as a measly enlisted marine. Out of the corporate war he came a fully-fledged second lieutenant – one blatantly bitter towards the companies – thanks to his leadership in the field.
Resentful of the humiliating defeat the two superpowers had to endure from a handful of corporations and their market product, Isaiah became disillusioned with the United Americas: that, however, did not stop him from continuing to serve his country in various theaters and conflicts of varying geopolitical importance, meeting one Wallace Kelly Haar in a hospital during operation Arcturian Shield. Participating in the Dog War on what one could consider a no-name, rear echelon ship, he only saw proper action in Tientsin, on the USS Lord Jim, with Haar.
With each conflict, a promotion - and after the dreadful nuking of Tientsin, he was bound to peacekeeping operations and nondescript bug hunts on his own ship, the USS Falk.
I would only pardon when doing so would benefit the integrity of the operation. Even so, the recipient of the pardon would have to show regret and intent of not committing it again.
I would pardon a specialist charged with aiding and abetting pre-drop to save one of their squaddies. Nothing too egregious: moving into MPs, shaking the perpetrator up, some shoving.
I would pardon a comtech taking the initiative in preparing a pre-drop FOB crate and breaking & entering/stealing while lacking (competent) requisitions or engineering personnel.
I would NOT pardon a capital crime.
I would NOT pardon an awesome hell chungus beast marine breaking windows for fun.
As it stands, I see Colt as one not to perform battlefield executions unless a life is threatened or where an arrest on the field isn’t possible or is an enormous headache - though it’s simply on the drawing board.
If the MPs are there to handle it, then I have better things to do.
I would use Battlefield Execution when someone is shoving, spamming smoke grenades, or generally being LRP and heavily disrupting briefing.
I would use Battlefield Execution when someone calls my character the hard R.
I would use Battlefield Execution when I am being murdered.
I would use Battlefield Execution when a marine keeps disobeying direct orders given to them, where disobeying these orders may negatively impact the operation.
I would NOT use Battlefield Execution because john pvt is standing in the way of a 1 tile choke trying to kill the aliens and blocking me in the process.
I would NOT use Battlefield Execution because of a blatant, singular misfire shipside or groundside. It’s just a misinput.