Shield-Slinging Super Soldier - DRAGON Ops
Simon Derringer was an Army ranger that served during Operation: Iraqi Freedom. He was awarded many medals including the Congressional Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts. After a honorable discharge, Simon volunteered for a top secret government research program designed to explore the extent of human potential. He underwent an experimental nanotech procedure which boosted his abilities to near-superhuman levels. Soon the program was shut down do to budget cuts, but Simon was contacted by Chen Li, the Red Dragon. He was the first to join D.R.A.G.O.N.. The armored hero Cobalt created his shield, but Jack designed his uniform to reflect his patriotic attitude.
He has since altered his uniform and joined the DRAGON Ops to better utilize his abilities.