Henry Volkmar, born to a rancher in Pinedale, Wyoming, he grew up baling hay, tending sheep and horses. After his father lost his property to a mining company, Henry knew farming wouldn't be in his future. At the age of 17 Henry enlisted into the U.S. Army as a Mortarman, partially as a means of escapism because he was bitter about his family losing the farm. He later reconciled with his folks in Wyoming and continued his career in the Army. Upon completion at basic training, Volkmar was assigned to 1-27 Infantry battalion B-Company out of Hawaii. Not long into arriving in Hawaii he was faced with his first tour in Iraq of 18 months near the outskirts of Baghdad. He was first assigned as a Mortar carrier driver, then later assigned to the Radio Telephone Operator (RTO) of his platoon. Through this, Volkmar learned more skills and had access to the "bigger picture" of what he was doing.
After returning from his first deployment and back to Hawaii he received an email inviting him to a conference for special forces try-outs on base. He decided this was where his career belonged, so he filled out the appropriate paperwork and packed his bags for the 2 weeks of hell at Fort Bragg, for Special Forces Assessment and Selection. Though the first phase of this training was difficult and much to his surprise he was selected for the Q-Course and later on Language Training in Arabic and Russian. After a grueling 97 weeks of specialized and intense phases of training, he finally earned his Green Beret. Upon completion of training, there was an outbreak of diseases and the entire SF community was on standby... he was quickly assigned to 10th group, specifically the Forward Deployed unit in Stuggart, Germany, First Battalion and once oriented after 3 months assigned to ODA 744 in which were responsible for Eastern Europe and Baltic regions. Present on the flotilla during the 17th of July NATO operations, he was loosely associated with the Army presence in Cherno, but was not directly boots on ground, but in more of a supervisory and observance position at sea.
After this incident and completing the classified mission associated with the activities at the time... Volkmar was then recruited into a division of the State Department, in conjunction with the CIA. This division was known as Analytical Recovery and Reconnaissance Observation of Western Societies . With a very small operational detachment. Here they work to gather intel for other operators and provide specialized aide to allies and U.S. Interests. While these are the "defined" roles of the ARROWS division, their tasks can be rather ambiguous. They work pragmatically, and don't require much approval from higher, but have a strict code of no direct association with assassinations, or causing uncalculated risks to civilians.
Alone, Volkmar will arrive in South Zagoria and begin operations.
1-27 "The Wolf Hounds" out of 6th Brigade 25th Infantry, Hawaii. 2006-2008.
18B Weapons Sergeant at 10SFGA 10th Special Forces Group, ODA# 744 forward based out of Stuggart, Germany. 2009-2017.
Currently working in ARROWS. Analytical Recovery and Reconnaissance through the Observation of Western Societies. 2018- Present.
Assigned to South Zagoria...to catalogue, and document remnants of NATO and Russian involvement in the region; especially Chernarussian units and any civilian survivors. Other tasks to assist and influence factions favored by the State Department and minimally sabotage groups or persons that are detrimental to the success of favored groups.
This mission is to ensure any possible terrorist, or enemies of the state do not use "vacuum regions" of power to gain resources and influence that could further harm the United States of America and it's overseas interests.