Born in the American Midwest, Wax, one of the squad’s recon experts, holds what many would consider conservative values. He’s got traditional sensibilities, however he is very much in touch with modern times. He earned All-American and All-Academic honors as a football player and student at Stanford University. He loves talking politics just as much as he loves talking sports. But nothing is more important to him than his family and friends. His girlfriend, Melinda Faggiani (also a member of the AI0), is the center of his world. He is naturally assertive and sometimes finds himself in clashes with Lou over certain ideals. However, through the ideals they do share – along with their similar personalities and experiences together in the military – the two of them have become close like blood brothers.