SGT. SIMMONS

Real Name: Simmons (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Drill sargeant

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Bucky (Lemar Hoskins), Captain America (John Walker), Commission on Superhuman Activities

Enemies: Taskmaster (prisoner)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Special Powers Compound, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, Washington D.C.

First Appearance: Captain America I#334 (October, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: Sgt. Simmons is an experienced drill sargeant who demands perfection from his charges.

History: (Captain America I#334)- Sgt. Simmons was assigned by the Commission on Superhuman Activities to train John Walker to become the new Captain America. When Walker arrived for one of his sessions, Simmons chided him for being one minute late. Walker then engaged in a combat simulation against dummies armed with guns firing rubber bullets. Walker's use of the shield was still rusty, and by the end of the exercise, he had killed or grievously injured 17 people and been killed three times himself. He reminded Walker that he was throwing the shield too hard, considering his superior strength.

Simmons had Walker and the new Bucky (Lemar Hoskins) engage four Guardsmen in a training exercise. The two men lasted only 12 minutes, which Simmons considered a poor performance on the part of the Guardsmen, but was better than he expected from Walker and Hoskins.

The next day, Simmons had the criminal Taskmaster released from custody to train Walker in the use of his shield. After a two hour session, Walker's techniques with the shield had vastly improved.

(Captain America I#335)- Sgt. Simmons ran Walker and Hoskins through an obstacle course filled with robots and elaborate death-traps, which the two men passed with ease. Simmons stood by as the Commission congratulated the two men on having completed their training.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Tom Morgan and Dave Hunt.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sgt. Simmons should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Captain America I#334, page 5, panel 1


Captain America I#335 (November, 1987)

Last updated: 10/02/04

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