|Death date||December 21st, 1952|
|Place of death||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Affiliation and military information|
|Affiliation||Echo Team, SRPA, formerly Alpha Team|
|Rank||Lieutenant; formerly Corporal|
|Battles||Battle of Fort Anchorage|
|Appears in||Resistance (Comics) |
Resistance 2 (mentioned)
|First appearance||Resistance (Comics)|
Hank Leavitt was an American soldier and was notable for being among the first soldiers to become active Sentinels. Initially, he was a Corporal, but worked his way up to Lieutenant.
Leavitt was among those chosen to form Alpha Team - the first team of Sentinel - and participated in its first mission (Battle of Fort Anchorage the "Maiden Voyage of the Sentinel Program") to journey to Fort Anchorage, Alaska to retrieve the Atomic Bomb and scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer from occupying Chimeran forces.
The mission, however, fell apart and saw the deaths of half of the team, and the loss of the bomb. Leavitt and the survivors of the mission - himself, Sergeants Benjamin Warner and Joseph Capelli, the team's second-in-command - were retrieved by a submarine sent by SRPA to investigate the detonation of the bomb (done so by the team's leader, Lieutenant Murphy, to destroy the local Chimeran battleship in the area, and by extension the ice-bridge the Chimera had formed which, if left intact, could have led to an early invasion of an unprepared United States, but at the cost of Murphy's life). In the end, SRPA Command ruled that the mission was a complete disaster, but more than anything was a failure of leadership on the part of Murphy and Capelli, who basically botched the mission by putting their own safety ahead of the mission. Leavitt, however, impressed his superiors as, at a critical moment in the mission, he came up with the idea to ensure the bomb could be salvaged, though doing so would sacrifice themselves in the process.
Having proved he put the sake of the mission first, Leavitt was promoted and made an officer; with the rank of Lieutenant, and, on August 1951, was given command of his own team, Echo Team. Leavitt would lead the team until his death in December 21st, 1952. In which he was killed in Raleigh, North Carolina, after trying to destroy a Stalker production factory. Following his death Nathan Hale succeeded him as Echo Team's leader.