Snake was a renowned special forces operator in the united stated army green berets. Snake was dishonorably discharged from the army for disobeying a command from his CO and putting him in the hospital. He ended up joining up with the Impact Security Global Contracting Company and befriended another contractor named "Lam". Snake's first contract was to Chernarus to help the ISG Company find a man named Ivan Smirnov and bring him back to the states. Little did he know, he and this company would get separated in the land of Chernarus due to a horrendous virus outbreak. Alone and seeking shelter, snake looks for the rest of his company, Lam, Ivan or a way out of the country.