Davis Martin is a United States Marine and a valiant, but hot-headed soldier. His struggles through the initial training process are highlighted in Ancient Armada: Book One.
Davis was born in Lancaster, Virginia to Emily and William Martin. William is a reknown plastic surgeon and one of the most sought after of his kind. This led to Davis' upbringing in a cold and emotionless environment, as his father was quite arrogant and incredibly success-oriented. When Davis was merely nine years old, his father was sent to the Andamis psychiatric hospital due to a complete mental breakdown that the man never completely recovered from. This did nothing more than increase the alientation the boy felt, and served to drive the two men apart later in life.
Emily Marin was a housewife in her early years and a philanthropist in her later decades. She posessed little in the way of talents, but her loving nature was what kept Davis together for the majority of his time at home, and she fully supported his decision to attend the military academy. Davis has strong feelings for his mother, even though he has not seen her in quite some time.
DEEP SEA MINING CAREER
Davis' intitial career revolved around mining rare minerals in the deep sea, namely the Sunda Trench of the Indian Ocean, and was instigated by Davis' desire to remove himself from the presence of his overbearing father. He would later come to regret most of the assignments he was posted to, as MikkaDyne pulled no punches when assigning the green recruit to the worst possible jobs. This career quickly turned from aggravating to downright dangerous when the mining station accidentally dug too far, sparking the global war between mankind and the Scuratt'ka and thrusting Davis straight into the middle of a massive conflict that will take the lives of countless sentient beings.
Five months after Zero Hour, as it would come to be called, Davis was enlisted into the training phase of the Marine Corps Cadet program. Here he would face many trials, most of which were forced upon him by his overbearing training officer Sergeant Anwen Tavish. The most notable occurrence during this phase of his life was the month's detention he served for nearly killing a fellow Cadet in a life-fire AMBA exercise. After this period was up, Davis continued his training and finished with high marks, despite the ever-present meddling of Sergeant Tavish. Davis is currently serving in the military as a full-fledged Marine, and likes to be out in the field as much as possible.