Nigel Lanning, was born in the UK and joined the RAF at the age of 18 where he honed his marksman skills. During his time in the RAF, Nigel thrived as a marksman in the RAF regimental gunners using his extensive research and analysis skills to gain an advantage over the enemy. After 5 years of traveling around various RAF bases in Somalia, Gibraltar and Iraq. Nigel was honorably discharged. After serving 5 years in the RAF, seeing a lot of suffering in theses developing countries. Nigel became a devout humanitarian and during the Chernarus civil war sought to help anyone that he could. During his time in Chernarus he fell in the love with the country deciding to stay after the war ended. During his time in Chernarus Nigel was contacted and recruited by a large company called Legion Corporation. At first Nigel was apprehensive about the Corporation but after some consideration he decided that he would take them up on their offer hoping he could convince them to use their money to help people in developing countries. He was then flown to a facility in North Carolina to receive training. After training Nigel was sent back to South Zagoria to utilize his knowledge of the area to Legion Corporation's advantage. After the outbreak hit, Nigel was given a new mission by Legion Corporation to map the region, plan safe routes through for the Legion Corporation to move through and to gain an estimate on the destruction caused by the outbreak.