Graduated U.S. Naval Academy class of
1939. Made flag rank in the Navy before age
Job: Director of NUMA. Built the company from the ground up.
Home: Watergate, Washington, D.C., six miles from NUMA headquarters.
Appearance: He is a few inches over 5 feet. He has a thick head of red hair that steadfastly refuses to go white and a precisely trimmed red Van Dyke beard. He has cold, authoritative clear blue eyes despite sleeping only 4 hours each night.
Family and life style: Long divorced, he has a daughter and three grandchildren who live in Hong Kong. He is a vegetarian and health nut, jogging and lifting weights - though he smokes 10 custom-made cigars each day.
Dirk Eric Pitt was born at Hoag Hospital,
Newport Beach, California, son of Senator
Home address: 266 Airport Place, Washington, D.C. 20001, on the grounds of Washington International Airport.
Best Friend: Al Giordino, whom he first met when the pair were involved in a fist fight at school.
Schooling: Pitt was a quarterback on his high school football team. Graduated 35th in his class at the U.S. Air Force Academy. While at the Air Force Academy, he was on the football team and fencing squad. Attended flight school with Al Giordino.
Military career: Pitt served 10 years active duty in the Air Force, attaining the rank of Major and in the year 2000 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He served two tours in the final years of the Vietnam War.
Medals received: A flying cross with two clusters, a silver heart and a purple heart. Also awarded the Hero of the Revolution by Fidel Castro.
Appearance: Pitt is 6'3" and weighs 185 lbs. He has black hair and a straight, narrow nose. His body is covered in various scars and injuries.
Hobbies: Scuba Diving, restoring and showing antique and classic cars.
Astrological sign: Cancer
Chinese sign: Year of the Rat
Kurt Austin is Head of the US National
Underwater and Marine Agency's (NUMA)
Juan Cabrillo is Chairman of the Corporation, a special US Government- sponsored group that operates out of a ship called Oregon, a marvel of scientific research equipment bristling with state-of-the-art weaponry - but disguised as a heap of junk. Cabrillo and his crew of mercenaries with a conscience are able to cross the high seas in their 'rusting' tub unmolested, seeking out those beyond the arms of the law and dealing out justice to any who would plot chaos on a global scale.
Albert Cassius Giordino has known Dirk
Pitt since Kindergarten and was his friend
Home: Alexandria, Virginia
Appearance: He is 5'4" in height and weighs 175 Lbs. He is of Italian ancestry, with dark black curly hair and a nose suggestive of his Roman heritage. He has a barrel chest and muscular build and usually wears a grin on his face that appears stuck there. His eyes are twinkling walnut. He is missing the little finger on his right hand after he jammed it in the barrel of a gun fired by Delphi Moran in Pacific Vortex. He has been shot on numerous occasions, and his body also shows the effects of countless abrasions, contusions and broken bones.
Job: Works alongside Dirk Pitt at NUMA
Vices: Stealing Admiral Sandecker's custom-made cigars.