The Misfits are appropriately named because of their lax behavior and lack of combat readiness. Sergeant McCredie is at his wits end trying to train them, but he's determined to make them an upstanding group if it kills him... or them.
Interactions with the player character
The player has the opportunity to whip them into shape during the quest Flags of Our Foul-Ups. Depending on the completion of the quest, the Misfits will either repel the attack on Camp Golf during the Second Battle of Hoover Dam or be courtmartialed by the NCR and executed.