Tom Rivers worked for the CIA as an electronics technician in Chernogorsk. His worked consisted of running new fiber optics and Cat 6 cables and re programming the servers so they could do seemingly undetected as he was part of the group they called the "Rickshaws". Toms call sign was "Gigabit". He was the lead tech for the security team in his days before the CIA tom worked for the US Marine Corps Recon team as a radio and ordinance Tech. Tom was so good at his job apon leaving the corps he had been contracted as a government official and worked odd jos for them not knowing what he was doing have the time till he was assigned to the Rickshaws which were the top dogs. The CIA was there doing a random intelligence check when they found out that the Chernarus government had been working with a unknown Scientist to make the next "Nuke". but it wast just a bomb it was something that would wipe out all man kind and the CIA had been ordered to stop it as the US and allies were worried any number of the wrong people would get their hands on it. So for months Tom had been stationed there unable to have contact with his loved ones. Tom grew worried as the people of Chernarus had been flooding into the hospitals and the doctors had no idea what is was and while the CIA couldn't find it out either the worst for the worst happened patient Zero had made contact and low and behold the country was over run Toms team eventually got sick and for some reason he didn't and he hated himself for it with no way to leave and no way to avoid it Tom set out to survive and eventually find the right people to get him out of there. Its been 852 days since the outbreak and Tom had been slowly loosing hope that it hadn't spread to the US yet.