Footloose's primary military specialty is infantry, and his secondary military specialty is special services (basketball coach). He was his high school valedictorian, captain of the track team, and an Eagle scout. While going for his degree in Physical Education on a state scholarship, he suddenly dropped out and moved to the coast for about three years. He spent time there pondering the pointlessness of his existence, when he decided to join the Army. After basic training and AIT at Fort Benning, he graduated jump school and the desert training unit. Footloose is a qualified expert in all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
He first appeared in the Sunbow G.I. Joe first season episode "The Further Adventures of G.I. Joe".
His personality is portrayed as usually in a zen state of mind, and who is frequently out of touch with reality. He is featured in the episode 'Excalibur'.
He was seen in a Public Service Announcement on what to do if someone gets a nosebleed.