« Hearts and minds, Sergeant. Hearts and minds...

Adams is a supporting and playable character in ArmA 3.


Like his subordinate Conway, Adams is a squad leader from the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division, and was one of the many peacekeepers of Task Force Aegis that was stationed on the island nation of the Republic of Altis and Stratis.

Fifteen years prior to the events of The East Wind, Adams served as the allied coalition force's liaison to the IDAP Non-Government Organisation that was operating in Takistan.

During this time, he worked closely with Nathan MacDade, and the two would also eventually meet again on Altis as the latter was sent to provide help in the mountain village of Oreokastro.

Prologue (2034)

As the months passed following a shift in the operation's deployment, Adams' mission was changed to assisting in providing counterinsurgency and tactical training for newly recruited troopers from the Altis Armed Forces, and also coordinated their movements in the field.

The East Wind (2035)

Almost a year after the events of the Prologue, Adams (alongside the rest of TF Aegis) are forced to remain on the smaller island of Stratis.

By this point, Adams' primary mission had changed yet again to coordinating NATO's efforts in decommissioning their remaining facilities on the island in preparation for its pullout.


While en-route to the Kamino Firing Range on a routine logistical mission with Kerry in tow, Adams is amongst those in TF Aegis who are caught in the initial "counterattack" by the AAF during the events of The East Wind.

He and Kerry manage to survive several ambushes by the AAF, but are later forced to retreat into the deep woodlands to evade further pursuit. After receiving a radio call from other survivors, Adams arranges to link up with them near Air Station Mike-26.

Unfortunately for the unsuspecting duo, they walk straight into an AAF minefield and Adams inadvertently steps onto an anti-personnel land mine, which instantly kills him.

Personality and Appearance

Adams appears as a middle-aged, white Caucasian male with short, dark brown hair, and also sports a lightly shaved moustache. His standard attire comprises of MTP-camouflaged fatigues, a ranger green-coloured heavy plate carrier, and a customised Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH). He is also usually seen wearing a set of tactical glasses.

« Did you catch that one, Kerry? It's 'all clear?'. Oh, Sure, ok! I mean, Christ, give me a break. What a complete waste of time these people are...

An outspoken detractor of Akhanteros' regime, Adams is highly dismissive of both the AAF and the country itself, constantly criticising their command structure, corruption, and overall tactics. Unlike Conway however, Adams doesn't voice his opinions out loud and tends to keep to himself, only expressing his feelings on the matter in front of his fellow squad members.

He is also shown to be quite sceptical of NATO command. While he carries out his duties without openly complaining, he still shows disdain for them and generally finds most of his missions to be wasted effort; sentiments which would ironically be vindicated following the AAF attack.

Adams bears a good friendship with Conway who serves as his subordinate, with the latter often serving as the Staff Sergeant's unwilling "volunteer" for his training demonstrations. Despite the gap between their ranks and authority however, the two act more along the lines of equals rather than as leader and subordinate.


  • He is the only NATO character that appears in three of the main campaigns in ArmA 3, with Adams being controllable in one of those appearances (a flashback memory for Remnants of War).
  • Adam's voice actor (Marc Cram) also voices other characters in ArmA 3 such as for an AAN Reporter in the intro for Survive.


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