Hashtag's father was a Ranger and well-connected to the DOD. A blogger and social media guru (her blog site is mil-brat.dot-com), she was studying journalism at Fordhaam University through ROTC (Boing-Boing even did a feature on her). General Colton assigned her to be embedded with the Joes for PR purposes once they went public. Initially didn't believe in guns but changed after she was forced to save Cover-Girl by shooting a Cobra operative. During her first mission, she was shot by the Baroness but survived. Afterwards, she dropped out of Fordham and joined G.I. Joe.