W. E. B. Griffin — Writer born on November 10, 1929,

W. E. B. Griffin is a writer of military and detective fiction with 38 novels in six series published under that name. He has also published under 11 other pseudonyms and 3 versions of his real name... (wikipedia)

An author's characters do what he wants them to do.
My own military background is wholly un-distinguished. I was a sergeant.
Argentina has the best bird shooting in the world.