MechWarrior, Officers Patent - Dieron District Gymnasium
As a child of the working class in the Draconis Combine, Hatake Matsumura was never supposed to become a MechWarrior, not even an officer in the DCMS! But circumstances worked in his favor. Losses during the early stages of the the Fourth Succession War were so high, that he got a chance to enter the Dieron District Gymnasium. It wasn't the great Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy, but a respected educational center for upcoming Battlemech pilots in the Dieron Military District.
When he completed his training, he got the chance to gain the rank of Chu-i early on. During a trial fight against a competiting young warrior of a higher social class, Matsumura accomplished victory and so he became one of the youngest lance leaders in the Dieron Regulars. During the later stages of the Fourth Succession War, the Ronin Wars and the War of 3039, further promotions followed and when the clanwars started, Hatake Matsumura became Tai-sa and CO of the 36th Dieron Regulars.