This would make since. Most of the agents are human and know each other. The Kansas field office of the Outer-Planet Defense Agency (OPDA) is relatively small, with thirty personnel in total. Before I get to the agents, a few characters do go by their names in the story.
First there is General Phillip Mako. Before getting involved in intergalactic politics Mako was a four star general in the United States Army. Anyone can Google his name and gather information on his policies and accomplishments. Naturally some of this information will be classified.
A second character is John Rosefield, a satellite operator in the control room. Another agent who isn’t on the field is the public relations officer Reuben. I haven’t thought of his first name yet. Both of them are small time characters that will make large impacts on the story. I don’t like to believe in useless characters. Everyone except for a simple goon has a purpose in one way or another.
Captain Sasha Morris leads the task force for heavy operations. He comes in around the middle of the story and stays to the end. To avoid boredom he and his men also act as security guards around the base. The base is one of a few hubs that have entered a refugee program for other aliens. There are occasional incursions on the base. I was watching 2012 when thinking up character names and I’m a fan of Sasha the Russian pilot, so it came up.
As for the final character I’ll talk about for now, this will be the top field agent and doctor- Agent Z. He’s a somber character from the planet Nautionary, a general on his own planet. Why he’s here on earth was hinted at in the lost episode of Nutmeg. At any rate, his real name is Zachariah. I thought it was fitting.