Chris joined the United States Marine Corps out of high school at the age of 18, unable to go to college due to a lack of money. He planned to do his two years active duty then take advantage of the GI Bill to go to college. After completing boot camp he went the school of infantry and became a rifleman, deploying to the fleet in mid 2009 in the Mediterranean. A fresh faced recruit from the states, he would take part in Operation Harvest Red. His experience in combat built a brotherhood among him and his fellow marines, he was determined to make a career out the marines. In 2017, now a Sergeant, Chris would deploy again to Chernarus on the island of Utes. A leader of a rifle squad, he would help evacuate survivors and combat the infected. In the chaos, confusion, and panic of the city of Elektrozavodsk being overrun, Chris was accidentally left behind and went missing. Realizing the impact of what had just happened, Chris took the hills and forests to survive while trying to find a way to get out of Chernarus and contact a higher American military authority.