Code Name: Psyche Out
File Name: Rich, Kenneth D.
Primary Military Specialty: Psy-Ops (Psychological Operations)
Secondary Military Specialty: Social Services Counselor
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Psyche Out got his degree in psychology from Berkely and worked on various research projects involving the inducement of paranoia by means of low frequency radio waves. Posted to the Psychological Operations Command at Fort Bragg, he continued his pioneering work in the field or wave induced behavior modification. Since joining the G.I.Joe team, he has led numerous classified PSYOP and Military Information Support Operations (MISO) against the legions of Cobra .
While destroying enemy assets is crucial to any battle, it is the psychological struggle to persuade, change and influence their minds that seals the victory. With complicated thinking and multiple layers of deception, along with using portable transmitters to hijack enemy broadcasts and relay misinformation, Psyche Out already has them doubting their loyalty before the first shot. By the time the smoke clears, enemy soldiers are often begging to be taken prisoner.
“A tactical mind is always thinking multiple moves ahead.”