I used to serve with the Enclave. Then I realized it wasn't the USA I was fighting for; it was for the rich old bastards who didn't want to give up their power. I deserted and now I live here with more honest people.
He was previously a Navarro technician working for the Enclave, but deserted after he realized that the Enclave was not the United States he was fighting for but was instead the "rich old bastards who didn't want to give up their power." He chose to join the people of the tanker for their honesty and lack of an enforced hierarchy.
He says that the Oil Rig is "the final base of the Enclave." He also states he came from Navarro.