Hans was the first born American in his whole family. His parents migrated from germany to establish a new life in the promised land known as the United states of America. He was a bright but quiet child, who spent most of his childhood in the woods nearby his house, mostly exploring the terrain, learning basic navigation and creating improvised traps. Once he graduated high school, Hans chose to go the technical route by studying Automotive technology and becoming a certified mechanic. Soon he realized that the job is not for him, and decided to take an opportunity at a Nuclear technician training camp. After 6 weeks of "boot" camp Hans was ready to take his leave, when the lead instructor pulled him aside, notifying him about blips of power in the industrial city of Elektro in Chernarus. His senior tech, Roger Duffin, stated multiple times that this mission would be crucial for the United States Department of Energy, and Hans was chosen to be the Sole operative in this secret energy operation. Being a extremely bright individual, he learned quickly, and upon the leads learning about his survival skills he was the most viable candidate. Hans being an excellent marksman, adept survivalist and in extremly good shape for his age, he wasn't very worried about the mission. However, he could not have predicted what would happen to him next.