Shane Caxton is a character from the Black Lagoon anime and manga.
An US Army Major, and commander of the ISA black-ops unit "Gray Fox" under orders of the NSA - Caxton, like Dutch (supposedly...) is a Vietnam War veteran who has seen the ugly face of both sides, and as a result developed his own moral code and sense of honor, a trait that earns him the absolute respect and obedience of his men.
In the AWA fics, Shane is a student at the AWA Academy.
Shane has a blonde crew-cut hair and has blue eyes. He wears a black skin-tight shirt over a green army jacket, gray cargo pants and black military boots.
Shane is a Vietnam War veteran who has seen the ugly face of both sides, and as a result developed his own moral code and sense of honor, a trait that earns him the absolute respect and obedience of his men. Shane embodies all of the positive attributes an ideal American soldier should have. Instead of trigger-happy maniacs, Shane is what all marines should strive to be like. Shane is also very goo with children.
Shane is a Vietnam War veteran, a very skilled soldier and is considered to be a one man army.
- He is apparently modeled after Ed Harris' character Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel from the film The Rock
- During the flashback to the Vietnam War, it was shown that Caxton was a Lieutenant, but more than two decades later, he only holds the rank of Major. A real-world American military officer would hold the rank of at least a Colonel (if not higher) after so many years of service.
- The name of Caxton's unit, Gray Fox, is also the name of an ISA Unit that helped to track down Pablo Escobar
- The name Gray Fox is also the codename of Frank Jaeger, a major character from the Metal Gear Solid series.
- During the flashback to the Vietnam War, we can see on Caxton uniform's and on his unit too, the tab of the SFG (Special Forces Group, or the Green Beret's), who that means he is a member of the Special Force's of the US Army. It's highly possible during the event's of the manga, him and his unit was now member's of the Delta Force, by the color name in the squad (Grey, like one of the platoon of Delta), the fact they worked under NSA orders, the affiliation of the JSOC (Joint Special Operation Command) and the USSOCOM (United State's Special Operation COMmand), and their gear's and armement's (M14-M21/Colt 1911/Some Colt Rifle like M4/M727/M653 used by Delta operator's during this timeline).