A four-star general in charge of the military assault on Anchorage, Chase is gruff, determined, and a touch over the top with the politics of the day. He is constantly wary of "those Commie Bastards!" and is overtly paranoid that they are up to all sorts of nefarious activities. The official Fallout 3 guide refers to him as your gallant leader, and that talking back to an officer of this rank isn't likely to be tolerated.
Born on November 16, 2027, Chase was a competent military officer, as evident by his successful completion of the Alaska campaign, but his personality was highly controversial. The General was responsible for commissioning the Liberty Prime project, in order to drive the Chinese out of Anchorage, ignoring reports from RobCo and General Atomics researchers that such a combat robot was simply not feasible. He is also responsible for commissioning the making and distribution of the drug Psycho during the war to soldiers, with his pharmaceutical company "General Chase R&D".
Furthermore, after January 2077, he became increasingly arrogant and self-absorbed, to the point of personally overseeing the VSS project responsible for creating the Anchorage simulation. Constantly making alterations and demands, the result was a simulation completely detached from what actually happened in Anchorage.
According to the ribbons on the general's uniform in the simulation, he was the recipient of the Defense Distinguished Service medal, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Joint Service Commendation medal, Army Commendation medal, Antarctica Service medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, Gold Lifesaving medal, and Armed Forces Reserve medal. However, Chase's self-obsession and flair for hyperbole may mean his list of military accolades is highly suspect.
He is the only non-player character in the game that smokes a cigar (as opposed to cigarettes).
In Mothership Zeta, a item marked General Chase's Overcoat can be found in the Military locker in the waste disposal. However, when worn it appears to be a a clean variant of winterized combat armor that is missing a glove. Additionally, a holotape titled "Anchorage quartermaster shipment" is also contained in the locker, however, it cannot be played.