Torpedo is qualified in all Warsaw Pact weapons and demolitions. He is from the Hawaiian islands where he taught himself how to swim and dive. Torpedo is what the other Joes call a "cold fish" but when the mission calls for a "Navy touch", the Joes call for Torpedo.
He is trained in the follow martial arts: Wu-Shu, Kenpo, and Go-Ju-Ryu which he has black belts in all 3. Any training he received after the SEALs is classified.