A/N: This is purely a work of fiction. Any names of characters, places, etc., with the exception of the concept of "Armed Guards" and all that, were purely made up of my imagination, and are purely a work of fiction, and if they appear in any similarity to any real-life object or person, I truly apologise. A lot of these things I have actually made up, like the name of the school, the whole concept, even the rankings of officers, like Brigadier General, etc. Hope it's all okay. If not, I'll know by your reviews, and I'll erase the story! I apologise profusely and in advance to those who know otherwise about the rankings, and whose eyes twitch hand they feel slightly nauseous because of the copious amounts mistakes and politically incorrect or whatever things in here. I truly do apologise if everything's incorrect, but once again, and I MUST stress, THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION. All the names, characters, events, places, pretty much EVERYTHING, unless specified, are of my own imagination. Thankyou for taking the time to read this, and once again (I'm a profuse apologiser) I APOLOGISE if anything anywhere and anyone is in any way similar to the characters, events, places, etc., in this story. Thanks.
THE ARMED GUARDS ACADEMY
Training Our Youths in the Art of Armed Servicing since 1947
(Coat of arms: regular shape, with sword and rifle crossed in middle, the letters AG entwined at the centre of the coat, right in the middle where the sword and rifle cross; ribbon at the very bottom of coat of arms, with the words Veritas et Pacem)
Dear Miss Jacobs,
Congratulations. We are pleased to inform you that your application to be enlisted into the Armed Guards Academy has been accepted, and you are now officially an Armed Guards Cadet until the completion of your Minor Services Training. You are one out of the approximately 3,000 youths who entered, who have successfully made it thus far. Well done.
Keep in mind that you have applied for Cadetship, you have applied for four years of enlisted service. You are not permitted to leave the Academy unless you are dishonourably discharged from your position of Cadet, which leaves you no choice but to go home. This is not something I do with pleasure.
Please be at The Armed Guards Academy at Bentley this January 25th, 2003, at 2:30pm for your Orientation Day, where your name will be put down for the year's enrolment.
We look forward to your attendance on this day, and your attendance for the rest of the year!
General Ursula Barton
The Armed Guards
ORIENTATION DAY PROGRAMS
NAME: Elliott Amanda Jacobs
SCHOOL: Meades South
THE HISTORY OF THE ARMED GUARDS
The Armed Guards have been in service since the end of World War One, where the lives of many of our Important Delegates have been in the public eye, and their lives are almost always in jeopardy of being harmed.
The idea of the Armed Guards was conceived by Captain James Laurel, who thought that the concept of protecting the World Delegates was a job that should be brought onto specially trained Armed Forces servicemen. However, the Armed Forces servicemen and women were too busy keeping the peace that had been developed since the discontinuation of World War One.
James Laurel then decided that he himself would retire from the Army. He recruited twelve young adults, hence beginning the long and proud legacy of the Armed Guards.
Since then, the Armed Guards Academy has been erected to do the job that James Laurel did himself 58 years ago. The Academy recruits only twelve youths per year, and train them in the Art of Armed Service. The youths recruited have applied to enter.
The Academy receives approximately 3,678 applications to enter the prestigious Academy per year, and less than one percent of the received applications go through to be approved by the General. The twelve recruits permitted into the Academy each year have enlisted, via applying, to four full years of training and service. It is then, in their fifth year, their choice if they wish to continue their training, and then be enlisted to the Armed Guards Forces, or if they would like to leave the Academy and pursue their own career path.
Congratulations, Elliott Amanda Jacobs, for you are one of the less than one percent of the applicants who have made it hence far.
Elliott Amanda Jacobs, congratulations – for you have been chosen as one of the very exalted youths of our nation. You have been chosen to uphold the proud legacy that is the Armed Guards.
THE ARMED GUARDS ACADEMY RANKINGS
The Official Rankings given to long-serving officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Guards differ from the conventional rankings given to that of enlisted personnel and officers in the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force).
These are the rankings given to Officers of the Armed Guards, depending on the Service they have given to the Force, and their years of enlisted service. Some of the rankings given to other crew personnel in other Armed Forces have been omitted, because of the smaller size of the Armed Guards Forces.
GENERAL OF THE ARMED GUARDS
At the school, the rankings slightly differ:
GENERAL OF THE ACADEMY (PRINCIPAL)
CAPTAINS (VARIOUS TEACHERS)
Ever wanted to fly a cool fighter jet? Well, this is the first step. Train with Air Force officers and be able to carry out simple flight commands. You'll be flying that simple, light aircraft in no time.
Watched CSI? What about NCIS? Of course you have. Train with former NCISA officers and be able to figure out why John Doe got murdered by Jane.
(Circled and highlighted and asterisked)
ADVANCED COMBAT TRAINING
This is one of the most prestigious programs that recruits have the chance to participate in. If you are chosen, you are chosen. You have the chance to extend your combatry skills, meaning that you may well be eight lessons or so ahead of your peers. With this special program, you have the chance to enter the Armed Guards Forces, and be able to save the life of a World Delegate, much earlier than your other classmates.
A/N: HEY HEY! Now, I know I haven't even scraped the finish line for "Rebound Ace", but I really wanted to put this up, because I just had this idea, and I was like, HEY COOL, but as you all know, there's a reason why people call it "constructive criticism". Please, please, give me your opinions on this, and even on how I can improve it. Please, just don't be mean. Thankyou guys so much. OH, and if any of you guys have any other suggestions for a more ... let's just say, proper title besides "Save Me, Oh Brave Protector", which is a tribute to when Martin Prince from the Simpsons was asking Nelson Muntz to save him from these icky boys who date people's cousins from Shelbyville. Anyways, I thought it was okay. But drop me a line when you guys think of another name! And think about it - the story will ALWAYS be dedicated to you!
Disclaimers: I do not own, or have any affiliation with CSI or NCIS. In fact, I actually just put that extra "A" in "NCISA" which stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service of AUSTRALIA, since I don't like to Americanise a lot of things - no offence. Anyways, I don't own them or anything. They're two of my fave shows. I just used them for the sole purpose of this story. Thankyou.