Affiliation: Olympus Union
Position: Captain, Ares Elite
Primary Story Arc: Jovian Wars
First Appearance: Olympus Union: The Past Repeated
Deeply devoted to his sense of honor and loyalty, Brand is something of a zealot. Olympus Union bred and built, he is often considered among the best to graduate the Ares Elite program. To some within the program's hierarchy, however, his insistence on adherence to every tenet has been considered tiresome. Fortunately for Justin, Minister of Peace Anat Meron is counted among his biggest fans.
Avinoam David was once his closest friend and top officer. During battles aboard the Jovian space stations, the two men's philosophies differed to an irreparable rift. Brand maintains a sense of duty and loyalty to the Olympus Union at all costs. Those who aren't directly in support of his government are traitors. His goal is the ultimate purity of the Union citizenry. In the Captain's mind, the only penalty for betrayal of the OU is death; there are no innocents.
After the debacle in the Jovian System, Justin has been considered somewhat in disgrace. He is spending time on Mars, with occasional call-ups to Phobos. His team has been disbanded and reassigned. Two of those soldiers, Agatamori Ko and Radin Hall, were re-assigned to Ticonderoga, on Mercury, under Captain Silas Deane.