Tom was born in Johannesburg, South Africa whilst his norwegian native parents were there to follow up on a business expansion. They would stay in Johannesburg until Tom was five years old before the business was established enough for them to return home to Norway, Kongsvinger to be exact. Tom would end up being very rebellious during his upbringing and struggled to settle in when it came to studies. Once he was eighteen he enlisted into the Norwegian army, he had two tours in Afghanistan before he was discharged of his duties due to injuries sustained from an IED. Tom, still restless, wanting to go back to serve as a solider ended up seeking out the French Foreign Legion and was enlisted to the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment serving in operations such as Operation Serval. Before Tom had the chance to retire from Duty he was called in once more for a operation in the Black Mountains by Chernarus, one last mission.