Paden was a corp trouble shooter. He got the slog jobs, because he was capable and ruthless. He was in a convoy, protecting a high value asset when the convoy was attacked. The protective detail lost more than half their number, the asset and 3 vehicles...
Faced with termination of employment, th eremaining squad members went their separate ways.
Paden joined MedSwat as a shooter/extraction specialist and hires out as a mercenary.