Adam Richards was born in Newquay, Cornwall in 1991, and had a fairly normal life as a child, growing up in a working class family and having a fairly good and happy lifestyle. He didn't really do much in school, not getting very good grades, meaning it would be hard to find a job in later years
Joining The Army
Due to it being hard to find employment, and partly due to the war in Afghanistan, he decided to join the British Army. He started basic training in 2008, at the age of 17, It lasted 26 weeks (6 months). Once he turned 18, he finished his basic training, and was sent off to Afghanistan and was posted in the Helmand Province, the most dangerous place on earth at the time.
Once Adam was in Afghanistan, he was sent to his post, and on the way, the convoy of new recruits was attacked by the Taliban, many of the recruits where killed, but Adam survived. He managed to kill 2 Taliban fighters, and that was on his first day in Afghanistan. He was shot in the Chest and the arm, and was shipped straight back to the airbase, to get medical treatment. A few weeks later, after recovering and spending some time on the main base, he was sent into Helmand once again, this time not being attacked by the Taliban. Over the years of serving there, he witnessed many horrible things, such as his friends being shot, or blown up right in front of him.
Private Military Contracting
After serving in Afghanistan for 4 tours, and racking up a high number of kills, He stayed home for 2 months, not planning on ever going to Afghanistan again, but one day, he had a call. The caller asked him if he was interested in a job, he said yes, and was invited to an interview for a job working for Aegis Defence Services, a British private military contractor. He went to the interview, and got the job, he would be getting payed to do contract work in the middle east, going to places like Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
The Chernaurussian Contract
Adam was tasked to go into Chernaurus, and help some rich guy escape. Him and his squad went In by boat, docking 5km east of Miroslavl', a coastal city about 10km away from Chernogorsk, where the client lived, they walked down the coastal highway, and met the client just outside of Chernogorsk. On the way back, they where attacked by bandits near Balota. Everyone in the squad was killed, except for Adam. He headed back to the boat in order to Evacuate, but the boat was stolen.