Career sergeant Jelal, or "Jelly" as he is more affectionately known, was the commanding officer of the Roughnecks after the commanding officer Lieutenant Rasczak was killed in action.

Jelly led the Roughnecks on a mission into a Skinnie city to cause panic and destruction on a raiding mission before pulling out on a transport. This mission of his goes largely successful apart from one of his troopers Dizzy being wounded when his armor is penetrated.

After Operation Royalty, Jelal is injured as he loses his legs in combat. Juan Rico, after completing officer training, replaces him as Lieutenant in command of the Roughnecks.