Rom always wanted to be a Texas Ranger like his father. His mother worked for the DOJ, and his father worked as Border Patrol and then a Texas Ranger. Rom spent a childhood full of hunting and learning law with his twin sister Tency. They both practiced reciting infractions and misdemeanors to one another. Rom and Tency were close as could be. That's why when Tency was bullied her freshman year of high school, Rom beat both the Juniors and got off without assault charges. He had waited until it became legal, thanks to his upbringing, and fought back. That's when Rom knew he wanted to join the Texas Rangers and fight criminals with the law.Tency, much more mild mannered, was valedictorian of their senior class and went on to study law in college so she could be a federal judge. Rom took the chance to be a Texas Ranger as soon as he could.
Shortly after Rom became an officer, he had to respond to a domestic violence call. Rom knew the dangers of those calls, and approached with caution. Being about 30 miles away from Austin, the nearest big city, Rom knew that getting shot wasn't an option. He knocked on the door and a woman answered. She looked dirty and sweat soaked. Rom asked her a few questions and then where her husband was. She said he was deployed in Iraq and that he hadn't been home for months. Rom asked her why she was sweat soaked and she told him she had been working in the yard. The woman then asked why he was there and Rom replied that he had gotten a call of shouting, fighting, and possible crying. The woman said she was home alone and was only beginning to discuss pregnancy with her husband. Rom sensed something off and asked if she would keep the door open for him for a second. He went back to his police cruiser and retrieved his vest and got his long rifle ready. He had taken a single step away from his cruiser when he was shot in the back with a 12 gauge buckshot shell. Rom tumbled forwards and rolled to his right. He drew his Browning M1911 and fired three shots blindly. He heard a man scream and then five shots from a rifle. Rom looked up to find the woman he had been talking too had grabbed his long gun and shot the man who shot Rom. Rom asked her to drop the weapon, which she quickly did. Rom secured his equipment and the small group of houses he was in. Several neighbors came out armed, but Rom told them to go inside, lock their doors, and call 911. Rom inspected the man and found he had been able to shot the perpetrator once and the woman had hit him twice, once in the head. Rom called his supervisor and reported shots fired and one dead, since he could see brain matter. Rom waited for an hour before another Ranger and two Sheriff's deputies arrived with an ambulance. Rom had buckshot all throughout his neck, head, arms, and parts of his torso. Rom went on to respond to three hundred and forty four more calls before he was awarded his new rank as corporal.
After becoming a corporal, Rom took a vacation to the newly liberated Chernarus. He had been there a week before the infection broke out. In a rush to help civilians, Rom was left behind in Chernogorsk and had to run for his life. He took up residence in Vybor before a group of bandits rolled through. After losing his own firearm in the sprint from the bandit's gunfire, Rom came across Dallas Lee. Dallas helped get him to the CTF, the Chernarus Trading Federation. They, and Chip Lonegan especially, helped Rom back on his feet and gave him purpose. With a new-found loyalty and family, Rom will do whatever it takes to keep his brothers alive.