Sam Wick is an agent with Task Force-77.
That group, abbreviated as TF-77, was a joint operation between the NSA and the U.S. military that was "the team the U.S. government calls when it needs to get people out of the most dangerous places on earth." It was an off-the-books operation which got its summons when diplomacy had failed and direct action was required. "Powered with U.S. military might across the globe and NSA’s intel, the team was well equipped to handle anything and that made it the one to go for the toughest missions on the most dangerous locations using means that any government would never authorize yet expect it to get done."
Of the several agents working for TF-77, the man invariably chosen for "its most insane and impossible missions" was Sam Wick and so far he "had emerged from each in one piece".
"At 5'11", he had a weather-beaten face that had a rugged attraction, not least because of his unreadable sea-blue eyes, bright with intelligence. With his slicked-back black hair and athletic build, he seemed like a man on a mission. He'd been born in Kansas, but he spoke with a neutral accent, due to his extended stay in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan."
"He was the man to whom TF-77 assigned its most insane and impossible missions and, so far, he had emerged from each in one piece. He talked less, absorbed more, and did his job with brutal competence. He had gone from ninety successful extractions to over three hundred in just over half a decade. Just twenty-seven years old, he was not flamboyant in the way many other operatives his age were. He preferred simple, time-tested tactics over ones that dropped jaws, but he kept pulling off incredible feats - no matter the opposition, no matter the conditions, no matter the situation. His strategies and tactics were already turning into TF-77 mission case studies on whether brilliance could be achieved without being adventurous."