Mei Ling


A Chinese-American woman who provides Solid Snake with operational support.

Has poor vision and wears corrective contact lenses. She followed her dreams of being a pilot at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), where she joined the ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps). Through the program, however, she discovered that she was not suited to be an officer, and withdrew.

A specialist in image and data processing, she developed the Soliton Radar system Snake uses. While still an undergraduate, she worked alongside scientists from the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) and ENPIC (International Photoanalysis Center) on image processing and satellite-based ELINT (electronic intelligence) and SIGINT (signals intelligence) research.