Robert Reed was a US Soldier who was stationed in Utes prior to the outbreak. He was in one of the Army platoons sent to Chernogorsk as reinforcements for the CDF, who were preoccupied in other areas of Chernarus. Chernogorsk was in a state of chaos and people were on the streets panicking. Just as the US Army was just starting to gain the upper hand in containing the situation, a large horde of infected approached the city from the west. A majority of the forces were killed in action, and Robert along with 7 survivors escaped East. They headed up further north and to the east, briefly scouting the area of Elektrozavodsk, which had also been overrun. Robert and the remaining survivors took refuge in an isolated neighborhood up north. The villagers housed, fed, and clothed the Army survivors. However, many of the survivors began showing signs of infection, and before the week was over, all of the survivors of Cherno that Robert had escaped with were in the final stages of infection as well. Robert escaped into the outskirts of Solnichniy, where he came up with his plan of approach regarding survival. He would work mostly alone for now, doing whatever he needed to in order to survive. He would like to join a group of survivors, but prefers like-minded ruthless individuals. Until he finds the ideal group for himself, Robert plans to do work for anyone who will pay him; preferably one which suits his set of skills.
Robert Reed is a man who is often seen as cold, brutish, but not completely irredeemable. He has no problems stealing from, intimidating, fighting, or even killing anyone he has to, innocent or not. However, if he does grow fond of a companion or friend, he will treat them as family and go to any lengths to protect them. Robert has no problems working as a team, even with people he is unfamiliar with. In general though, he views strangers as a nuisance. If they cannot provide anything for him, then he does not feel like doing so for them.