Name: Conrad Marburg
Occupation: Operations Chief, Veteran Combat Initiative
Marburg was Chief of Security for Halbech a year ago before he resigned and took up the job of
Chief of Operations for the Veteran Combat Initiative. Whatever his reasons for the transfer,
it is unlikely he has given up his commitment to Halbech, so the career change is something of
Judging from employee reports from his tenure at Halbech, Marburg doesn't have a good read on
people -- in almost all respects except for military hires, he's chosen employees poorly. He
assumes professionalism and loyalty, yet he doesn't test for it... but once an employee has
proven themselves disloyal, he is quick to let them go and sever all ties. He gives people
one chance to prove themselves, and if they let him down, he lets them go abruptly.
Marburg still carries out VCI field operations, and judging from the debriefings, he's a one-man
army. He's carried out operations in Kuwait, South Africa, and was believed to have been
involved in an oil refinery explosion in Moscow... in each instance, he was in and out, quickly
Marburg keeps his mission in mind -- he has no sense of bravado or chivalry, and will retreat
from a battle if a prolonged firefight is jeopardizing his mission. He expects the same of his
subordinates, and they all understand the nature of sacrifice when it comes to accomplishing an
Marburg is getting along in years, but he still trains in martial arts almost every morning after
his ten mile run -- opponents who think that getting in close enough to take him down will be in
for a shock. Marburg is exceptionally skilled in hand-to-hand combat, so unless an attacker is
confident in their hand-to-hand skills, a firefight with Marburg has a chance of turning out
better than a brawl will. The only time he is unlikely to outmaneuver or block an opponent is
when he is reloading his pistol -- any other time will have him ready and on his guard to take
Records indicate Marburg did not officially survive whatever happened in Pakistan, but he was
clearly on a United States operation when the Pakistani incident took place. Whatever the
mission's official name, someone matching Conrad's profile was serving a role for a black ops
agency named "Deus Vult." The results of the mission were disastrous enough that all files
and all trace of the operation were destroyed. An entire Delta Force team was lost, relations
with Pakistan were nearly destroyed -- whatever took place could've embarrassed the military
and the administration to the world.
Secret Fact: Leland uncovered Marburg's past and used it to his benefit. Once Leland
discovered Marburg worked in a black operations division with little or no accountability
(and prone to disposing of agents), he quickly accessed his contacts within the government
to see if a current iteration of Deus Vult existed... leading him to Alpha Protocol, and
to its agent roster.
Intel Locations (6+1):
- Rome (Safehouse) -- Gained during your initial conversation with Mina.
- Rome (Bug CIA Listening Post) -- Gained from briefcase on second floor.
- Rome (Safehouse) -- Gained from an email after completing the mission Intercept NSA Intelligence.
- Rome (Safehouse) -- Purchased from the clearinghouse.
- Rome (Investigate Marburg's Villa) -- Found in briefcase in Marburg's secret room.
- Rome (Intercept Marburg at Museum of Art) -- Found in briefcase in locked storage room.
- Endgame (Infiltrate Alpha Protocol) -- Gained from hacking computer.
- Endgame (Infiltrate Alpha Protocol) -- [Secret Fact] Gained from hacking computer.