Aaron Brillstein is an urban intellectual, but that does little to alter his effectiveness in combat. Like Charles Palmer and Marion Virgil Peeves, Aaron is a veteran of the Viet Nam War, where he spent a lot of time in prison camps. Aaron co–owns the Desert Shade restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an establishment that specializes in French cuisine.
Aaron is a poet warrior, the heart and soul of the HARD Corps team. An intellectual who justifies what he does in battle, Aaron has both the loyalty and artisan of a samurai. He serves to boost morale on the team, though he usually seems to keep a respectable distance from others.