Colonel Al Dillon was a soldier attached to the Catachan Jungle Fighters, which was Allied Joint Military Regiment. Nominally in command, Dillon was responsible for the planning and execution of the mission. Dillon was a close friend of Dutch's, although the deception of the Val Verde mission brought the two into conflict. While he was once a close friend of Dutch's, by the time the two men reunited in Catachan was a changed man who viewed Dutch as an expendable asset and nothing more. This, coupled with his relative inexperience in the field — he had been assigned to a desk job at the ASF (Allied Special Forces) for several years — brought him into conflict with the other members of the team. Similarly, Dutch's men resented Dillon being placed in charge over their experienced and well-respected leader.