Duke (Conrad S. Hauser), G.I Joe; born in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a skilled polyglot, being fluent in English, French and German, as well as several Southeast Asian languages. Duke is field commander & second-in-command of the Joe team after Hawk. Channing Tatum portrays Duke in the live-action film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, & sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Grunt (Robert W. Graves) - GI Joe; born in Columbus, Ohio, he graduated from Advanced Infantry Training in the top 10 of his class. Grunt's primary military specialty is infantry & his secondary military specialties are as a small-arms armorer & artillery coordinator. he eventually left the Joe Team, to get his engineering degree at the Georgia Institute of Tech where he met Lola, who he later married, & the 2 have a young daughter.