Travis was born into a middle class family in the city of Chicago. He lived an ordinary younger life up until his teenage years. Corporate has identified several newspaper articles surrounding a group in the city that was conducting attacks on several large pharmaceuticals based in the area, leaking business ending sensitive material to the public. Several instances resulted in high ranking members of the companies being sent to court, though all were eventually dropped. Eventually, the group found it's itself in Corporate crosshairs after Travis spearheaded an operation resulting in the group gaining access to a satellite corporate had funded and intended to use for reconnaissance over South Africa. Luckily, engineers discovered the flaw and Corporate pulled all plans related to the satellite. It was launched as an ordinary telecommunications satellite, and the company with official ownership sought charges against the group at corporates behest. Travis was 19 years old, facing serious charges. At the request of --------, Travis was approached with a deal. Work for the corporation, or spend life in prison. Travis wisely accepted, resulting in all charges against him being dropped, under the pretense of cooperation and lack of malicious intent, he provided testimony against his associates. Once recruited, Travis underwent basic operator training, where he was among the best in close quarters combat with small firearms, critical thinking on the battlefield, and hand to hand combat. Though he attempted to hide it, a neurological defect causes his left arm to twitch slightly when strained, clearly effecting his use of larger firearms such as assault rifles. Still, he managed to pass required training and was placed in a more technical position early on, assisting corporate engineers in the tech department. After a year, his file came in the hands of Chandler, who sent him to South Africa to assist in quelling local opposition after the outbreak around site ------. Travis effectively assisted in neutralizing the locals opposition efforts, helping establish a Corporate foothold from which operations would continue. For this, Chandler recommended him for special evaluation, eventually putting him in the eye of Captain Dima, who requested he be evaluated and trained for the ------- Unit, which was approved. Currently, Travis has passed all evaluations and undergone extensive psychological and physical conditioning to prepare him for work with Captain Dima. He arrived in Chernarus via a corporate cargo ship 20 miles offshore and took a helicopter flown by Operator "Rat" to a small boat located closer to the coast. From there, he moved to the coast and headed North to rendezvous with Captain Dima and the rest of the unit.