James Bond, C.M.G., R.N. (born April 13, 1968 in Germany) is a Senior Operational Officer of the 'Double-O' ('00') Branch, an ultra-covert Black Ops unit within the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). As an agent of MI6, Bond holds code number 007. The 'double-O' prefix indicates his discretionary licence to kill in the performance of his duties. He is also a Vesper Agent.