Rayford was born in Anchorage, Alaska where he grew up with his older half brother, mother and father. He had a particularly normal childhood, his mother homeschooled and his father was a Military Police Officer in the United States Army. He followed in his fathers footsteps and served in fathers footsteps and became an Army CID field operative. He learned quickly that he had a knack for blending in extremely well with local civilians and it led him to many successful cases in his six years of active duty service. This caught the eye of the Notable Potius Cras corporation and they brought him on the team as a field operative, sent him to Chernarus for a Classified Mission and set him to the task of espionage and infiltration. He has learned to change his dialect and accent to resemble a Southern United States Citizen and can adopt other accents or dialects if the situation arises. He uses many false names as well as false personalities to fool other individuals he may encounter and changes his clothing and haircut to match. Rayford is the epitome of the “Grey Man” earning himself the handle “Grey” with his colleagues. While he is still a formidable operator during raids and tactical Corporate missions, his skills and expertise are mostly served gathering intelligence and infiltrating other factions and settlements. He travels mostly alone, but will sometimes be in the company of one or at most two other operatives depending on the assignment at hand, although in his own opinion, companions slow him down and increase the chance of becoming compromised, this operator is known to have taken beatings and in the face of execution by enemy combatants has been successful in denying any affiliation with The Corporation and fooling his captors. This Operator wins his battles by being the smartest person in the room and knowing more about any given situation that he lets on. He calls this technique “playing the village idiot” and exercises it to great advantage. This operator has such skill in espionage it is possible that none of the information contained in dossier is actually factual.