Cogs in the Machine
Garret is Jake’s uncle and a former Marine. Garret did a tour in Desert Storm and served for two years as a Major during the war in Afghanistan. Garret has always loved his country and is proud of his family’s tradition of military service. While he does not hold with some of his nephew’s more radical views, he has become frustrated with what he sees as compromises of integrity within the chain of command. In particular, he is upset with how much of the war effort in Afghanistan depended upon private contractors whose motives were less patriotic than mercenary in nature. After filing several complaints regarding this and other matters it was strongly suggested that Garret take an early retirement. Since then he has returned to civilian life, purchasing a small cattle ranch just outside of Surprise Arizona. Since Jake has come back to town the two have gotten together a handful of times and even talked about going on another hunting trip together some time.