I looked this up on Google and Wikipedia but it wasn't much help. Wikipedia does mention which ground units were involved in the Persian Gulf War but that doesn't tell me what I need to know. I'm trying to determine if the character's given background is even possible.
- what rank would a demolitions expert have?
- what branch of service would he likely have been in?
- what unit assignment (ie: 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry, etc) would be most likely (doesn't have to have actually been in the Gulf, just plausible)?
ETA": Thanks for your thoughtful answers and the link. I've decided to write him as a sergeant in the Army who was in the 3rd Armored Division. According to Google, that unit was disbanded after the first Gulf War and so there shouldn't be any conflicts regarding why he isn't still deployed or still in service.