James Hicks was born and raised on a farm in the New Prokhorovkan Plains of Exon II. His father was an original member of the Bad Company marines which helped form Exon from more then just an innsurrectionist haven to a galaxy wide super power. Following in his father's foot steps he joined the 3rd Shock Army after his success on the aqua homeworld and was promoted to corporal. He soon rose through the ranks and was placed under the command of his father on the CCCP End of the Line, which defected. Hicks is now a pirate with the rest of the crew of the 4 ships in the Akula fleet.