A pleasant new neighbor. A local auto mechanic. A respected school teacher. To most citizens, these are conventional roles found in every community. To COBRA COMMANDER, they serve as the perfect guise for his CRIMSON GUARD. CRIMSON GUARD soldiers are the most elite of all of COBRA COMMANDER's legion of VIPER solders. The terrorist leader strategically places the CRIMSON GUARD deep undercover, using their respected statuses in society to influence the flow of information and finances, so that their communities favor COBRA and its eventual goal of global conquest by any means necessary. Despite spending most of their duty in a combat-free setting, CRIMSON GUARD soldiers are highly trained and expected to maintain top physical condition to overcome the G.I.JOE team or anyone else who dares to oppose them.