Gunnery Sergeant Tyler Wells is the main character in Sniper: Ghost Warrior. He is a sniper and he is the first playable character. As described on the official website, he is a "top ranked sniper".
Employment: United States Marine Corps
Rank: Gunnery Sergeant
Specialty: MOS 0317 (scout/sniper)
Sent to: Mexico
Born: June 1, 1983
Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
Height: 1.85 m (6' 1")
Weight: 84 kg (185 lbs)
(Written by Patrick Brill.)
Gunnery Sergeant Tyler Wells was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, where his father was stationed as a 'Seabee' (structual engineers corps of the US Navy). Tyler had just started his first semester at the University of Los Angeles when the terrorist attacks of 9/11 occured. Because he thought he had to prove his duty to his country, he made some engagements with military recruiters and ended up in the United States Marine Corps. However, his parents were against it, but Tyler knew it was his true calling. In 2002 he joined duty and was sent to Camp Pendleton in San Diego for infantry training before he was sent to Afghanistan to take part in Operation Enduring Freedom. Tyler immediately impressed others not only physically, but also mental because of his great maturity. His interest to become a sniper came when he saw a Marine sniper team in action while he was stationed with a reconnaissance unit near Kandahar. This was due to a Taliban attack on his unit. During the twelve hour long attack, the Taliban troops were taken under fire from different areas by snipers. The Taliban troops were thinned until finally, the remaining soldiers were forced to surrender.
Although Tyler had the passion to become a sniper, it would take years before he would become a sniper, especially after being a competition at Camp Pendeleton. In 2005, he was sent back to Afghanistan as a scout sniper.
Tyler's record as a sniper was excellent with 127 confirmed kills and almost 100 unconfirmed kills. Together with his spotter, Captain Mike Rodriguez, they were one of the most successful sniper teams in Afghanistan. This got the attention of MARSOC (Marine Corps Special Operations Command) and Force Reconnaissance (a special combat unit of the US Marine Corps).
In 2009, during a clandestine operation for the CIA in Central America, he was approached by a contact in Langley for a special and sensitive operation on the US-backed island of Isla Trueno after the government had become taken over by a hostile regime. Tyler was recruited for a small unit of hand-picked snipers to infiltrate the country. Tyler was then given the objective to kill General Vasquez, the leader of the regime. Killing Vasquez would cripple the regime, ending its involvement on Isla Trueno. On Isla Trueno, Tyler was paired with a spotter, O'Neil, to form the spotter-sniper team, Alpha Nine.
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