Re: "James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012!
^ I meant to say references to his naval career in the Craig era, got muddled in my response. You're right that it isn't important at least in the way the Craig Bond has been portrayed since the reboot but it has been part of the characters backstory and one assumes that M recruited him from somewhere prior to "Casino Royale".
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Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.