Not much of Jimmy Russel's early life is known, but what is currently known is that he used to be a homeless delinquint, mall ninja with no future, according to locals that knew of him. He would collect anime figures and browse online weapons boards. He joined the U.S. Army at 18, determined to make a change in the world, much to the shock by the people who knew him as a delinquint.
In the U.S. ArmyEdit
Russel trained very hard while in the U.S. Army and was a determined soldier, as pointed out by his instructors. However, due to his fiery attitude, he wasn't liked among most soldiers. He had signed up for the NATO squad program, choosing Epsilon Squad because a lot of squads were already filled.
Figuring that this would be a high ranked program, McGrath got his attitude together and was respectful to the other higher ranked soldiers. At first, they had gotten off to a rocky start, as Russel was slow in listening to the sergeant's orders, but then he recovered. This also assisted in making them unique friends, great allies and lovers.