I RP as a 35 y.o. Russian dude who served his 24 months as a drafted soldier 17 years ago, so not the usual "straight from the marine corps" or anything. He does don some military equipment. But that's simply because it would be logical to arm and dress your self to the point where you think you can defend yourself against weather and foes. He's simply an opportunist. The whole difference for me is how the character acts as a person. I've tried to set him up as uniquely as I can when it comes to personality, though.
Just joined the conmunity a few days ago and had my whitelist application accepted today Had a great first time on the server and met a random dude. After just a couple of hours I've already come a long way with equipping my character to where I want his look. Looking forward to meet more of you guys out there!