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« Driver, you have a crevasse ahead! Shall I scream 'Geronimo', or does the cavalry have something more appropriate?
Ben Herrera while on a training exercise in Karzeghistan

Ben Herrera is a main character in ArmA 2's Operation Arrowhead campaign.


Herrera is a U.S. Army armoured vehicle crewman assigned to the U.S.-led Task Force Knight.

A promising young cavalry officer, he is capable of flawlessly commanding an armoured platoon into battle, primarily operating both the M1A1 and M1A2 Main Battle Tanks, as well as the M2A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

He is a part of a close-knit group of friends that consists of Howard Drake, Garry Pierce, and 1st SFOD-D operator Terry Graves. Despite the gap in their ranks and authority, the four share a close bond together and often meet up after every mission to discuss things.

Operation Arrowhead (2012)


Personality and Appearance

A Caucasian male, Herrera bears a stocky appearance with a completely shaved head and a round face. He has a small brown moustache and wears an olive green Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmet (CVC-H) with a UCP-camouflaged crewman variant of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV).

« You serious? You really wanna try and convince a U.S. Army lieutenant to ignore orders and let you enjoy a sightseeing tour?
Herrera jokingly questions Graves over his "request" to conduct an off-the-record mission

A tanker with a passion for "macho" behaviour, haircuts and rides, Herrera maintains a somewhat professional attitude with both his friends and subordinates at all times. Nonetheless, he doesn't necessarily follow protocol strictly to the letter in every case, and will allow for "exceptions" when it comes to his friends or when he's in the thick of combat.


  • Herrera goes by the nickname and callsign of "Badger".
  • Amusingly enough, his in-game voice has a British accent despite the fact that Herrera is clearly American.


See also

Characters of ArmA 2
USMC 27th MEU Carl DresslerDavid ArmstrongEd Winter* • John MaddoxShaftoe
Force Recon Brian O'HaraChad Rodriguez† • Ian Simmons† • Matthew CooperPatrick Miles† • Peter Adamson† • Randolph SykesRobert Johnson† • Sanjeev Raj† • Steve Kaminski
U.S. Army Task Force Knight Ben HerreraC.F. KaneGarry PierceHoward Drake
Delta Force Terry Graves
ACR Bohuslav KoubaJan KristekTomáš VybíralZabu
CDF BegunovR.A. StavovichTomas Marny
ChDKZ Gregori Lopotev* • Kostey† • Mikola Bardak* • Nikola Nikitin
Russian Armed Forces Karelin† • Lev Zotkin* • Mikhail Istcov* • Shagarov
NAPA Prizrak† • Little JohnYidashYuri Olegich
British Army Jack GallagherJames IrvinePhilip Stephenson
Bystrican Militia Andrej KasunBorz KazbekovDragan KasunRadan Miyović
Smugglers Aslan Radayev
ION Brian FrostFrank "Tanny" Radcliffe† • Henry AsanoJames Eckersley† • Mark ReynoldsPatrick Dixon† • Roland Saunderson
Takistani Army Muhammad R. Aziz


Anita BakerAntonia LagushinaIvan Ruce† • Joe Harris† • Josef Sova† • Rita EnslerValentina Galkina† • Vojtech Hladik
indicates deceased characters | * indicates character status is unknown
DLCs that the character was first introduced in:
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic