Ben enlisted in the Army when he was 17. Since then, he has been deployed to the middle east multiple times and suffers from PTSD. After spending time back home he received orders to get deployed to Chernaurus. At this time, he was promoted to captain and was put in charge of a group called "6th Platoon". The purpose of 6th Platoon was to establish communication with local groups. They did just that. After losing communications with the United States, Ben's mental state started to skew. He started to go out on operations without wearing boots. Eventually, he snapped.