Antonio (Tony) Thomas)
Jeff Thomas’s Nephew
Submarine Captain Antonio Thomas has risen through the ranks of the United States Navy. Top of his class as a Nuclear Submarine Officer and Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer. Some would say, it was due to the help of Vice Admiral, Sarah Parrish. The now-famous Sarah Parrish who served as Captain of USS Cooper Barksdale.
It was Captain Parrish's command; USS Cooper Barksdale Battle Group and her attack submarines, the USS Alaska and USS North Dakota that battled Genesis at one the deepest places on earth…the Puerto Rico Trench.
Others would say, the sea is in his blood as his now-deceased Uncle Jeff Thomas was Second Captain on one of the world's largest container ships. As a boy, he enjoyed and endured his uncle's stories of the “High Seas.” The stories he enjoyed were the ones of the nights in places like Bucharest and Shanghai. The Submariner often tells young commanders that he could feel the ocean breeze as his uncle regale him in stories of the Mediterranean Sea with Greece and Athens as ports of call.
Captain Thomas commands one of the Navy’s fiercest submarines, USS Colin Powell, it is one of the largest and most technologically advanced underwater defense systems in the world. Along with unchallenged stealth capacity…this advanced sub-features hypersonic prompt-strike missiles. The USS Powell is equipped with a sonar suite includes that has 8th generation bow-mounted active and passive array, wide aperture passive array on the flank, high-frequency active arrays on keel and fin and sonar processing system. No optical periscopes…instead 12th generation photonic masts. Currently, the 6th generation is in use. Captain Thomas brags that even Seahive’s advanced mobility capacity cannot outrun the USS Powell’s Advanced Gun Systems which a reach up to 118 nautical miles.
The USS Powell patrol earth oceans untethered by battle group control for one purpose only. To hunt down the Genesis SeaHive. The USS Powell present location is under the North Pole ice cap. The official Ops directive says that they carry a team of scientists studying the Arctic environment using high-frequency sonar and acoustic communications. Captain Thomas reports directly to Vice Admiral, Sarah Parrish.
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