Will Griffin was a United States Navy officer who served on the USS Verona as a Lieutenant. After a collision with a Kunami vessel left the Verona stranded and many of its senior officers dead, LT Griffin was given a battlefield promotion by President Tom Kirkman to the rank of Captain.
Although a deal was made to abandon the Verona to the Kunami government after the rescue of the crew, CAPT Griffin elected to stay behind to scuttle the ship to prevent its secrets and technology from falling into enemy hands, and went down with the ship.
CAPT Griffin was born in Billings, Montana; his parents still reside there. He also had a girlfriend.
During his three-year career in the Navy, CAPT Griffin was a recipient of the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, three Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and a NATO Medal.