Rhett Ansen was born in 1995 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but moved to Anchorage, Alaska when he was 18. He worked briefly as an oilman in Prudhoe Bay in the north, but decided to join the Alaska national Guard when he turned 21, and had been serving in the Guard as an MP for approximately a year before the outbreak in Chernarus in mid 2017. Due to Alaska being one of the closest American hubs to Chernarus, his regiment was deployed to Russia to provide what aid they could in securing the Russia-Chernarus border. They were part of the force sent to Chernogorsk, and Rhett was left behind in the American withdrawal, in the chaos of the riots and infected. He was spared from death by sheer luck, as he was stuck underneath a collapsed tent and avoided notice by the infected.
Rhett has little hope of returning home, but he does still dream of it sometimes. His goal for the time being is to help as many survivors as he can to be safe, be that by providing medical service, food, shelter, or a more definitive solution to raiders. He is certainly seeking out a group of capable people, as he knows he isn't capable of surviving on his own in this hellscape.