James Miles was born in Houston, Texas on the early morning of June 15th, 1990 alongside his twin brother Jesse. He was quiet child who exhibited intense curiosity and a need to learn more and more. As a teenager, he became more rebellious and had a deep resentment towards authority. After High School, he attended his state university and graduated with honors. In 2008, he enlisted in the US Navy with his brother and started BUD/S training to become a Navy SEAL. During the third phase, he injured his knee and was forced to drop out. James later applied to join the SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen), successfully passed training and received his insignia in 2010. He reported to Special Boat Team 12, tasked in supporting SEAL operations throughout the Pacific and the Middle East. By 2017, James was a Petty Officer First Class with a great operation track record.
When the situation in Chernarus was brought to the attention of the government of the United States, within the first few days of the outbreak, a decision was made to assist the United Nations by sending support and aid. However, it was judged that the lack of information regarding the disease was problematic in regards to the national security of the country and its interests in the region. Due to the past insurgent activity in Chernarus, notably in 2009, foul play was suspected but sending in actual troops on the ground was not a viable option given the troops Russia had moved towards the border. An incident could spark in an instant. The Secretary of Defense, under the specific order of the Office of the President, directed the United States Naval Special Warfare Command to come up with a task force charged with landing in Chernarus, assisting NATO as well as UN Peacekeeping Forces and collecting intelligence on the origins of the outbreak. James and his team were selected to support a group of SEALs that would carry out the mission. They were given little time to prepare and were sent in by the Department of Defense as part of the US NATO deployments. They were instructed to not indicate, under any circumstances, the true purpose of their presence in Chernarus, to investigate the alleged Ground Zero and to establish contact with NAVSPECWARCOM once on the ground.
The team arrived in Elektrozavodsk two weeks into into the outbreak. They quickly set out for Severograd by following the coast, avoiding all contact with the CDF along the way. The loss of life and the chaos that they had experienced throughout their careers could not prepare them for what they were about to experience. The first sightings of the infected seemed almost unreal. The threat did not seem too great, but they were so heavily outnumbered. SEALs struck fear in the minds of their enemies. The Iraqi Army cleared out an entire dam set out for demolition in 2003 once they heard that SEAL teams were being flown in. But here, the infected did not care for them, they were not concerned with their lives and it seemed all concept of consciousness had disappeared in the now lifeless corpses. By the time the team had arrived in Severograd, they already had sustained two casualties and they were not able to proceed with their mission. The town was now overrun and the CDF had already completely cleared out, setting foot anywhere within the city was suicide. James, as Officer-In-Charge, called a halt back towards the boats in order to reach a signal and contact their superiors. Once at the location, they discovered their means of transport had disappeared. The only thing left to do was to make contact with US Forces on the ground.
It was unfortunately a dead end. There was no signal to be found anymore, and there were no responses to their calls. They had lost contact with the Navy and were now trapped within Chernarus with no possibility of leaving the country. It was only a matter of time before some of them started dropping dead and supplies were already starting to run low. James' only chance was to quickly adapt to the environment, survive at all costs and attempt to preserve his team.