Altitude (G.I. Joe)

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G.I. Joe character
G.I. Joe Altitude
First appearance

"The Mind Mangler"
Species Human
Nationality United States
File name

John Edward O. Jones

G.I. Joe Sky Patrol

E-9 (Sergeant Major of the Army)
Primary specialty

Sky Patrol Recon Scout
Secondary specialty

Combat Artist

Altitude is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe series. He is a member of the Sky Patrol.

Fictional biography

Altitude's real name is John Edwards Jones. He is a full-blooded Apache. He joins the military after his budding artistic career is cut short by the collapse of the syndicated cartoon industry. Altitude utilizes his photographic memory and drawing skills to bring back intelligence as a recon scout.[1]

Devil's Due Publishing

Altitude appeared in the Devil's Due G.I. Joe series. He is part of the assault team sent to Cobra Island to destroy the forces of the revived Serpentor.[2]

Animated series


Altitude appeared in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon series.

Altitude had speaking appearances in the episodes The Mind Mangler and BIOK.[3]


Altitude was first released as an action figure in 1990, as part of the Sky Patrol line. The figure comes with a silver helmet (indented with visor pegs), a gold visor (shieldlike), a dark green backpack (84 Parachute Pack) with silver parachute, a black rocket pistol (two-piece), and a black rocket.


  1. Altitude's file card
  2. "G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero" #24-25
  • Hidalgo, Pablo (2009). G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: The Essential Guide 1982-2008. Random House. ISBN 978-0-345-51642-8. 
  • Bellomo, Mark (2009). The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994. Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-89689-922-3. 

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