Corporal Michael Barrick was a former Stranded who enlisted with the Allied Joint Army using Operation Lifeboat, becoming a Allied soldier. He was a member of Zeta-Six during the Evacuation of Ilima. As a member of Echo-Nine, Barrick fought alongside Sgt.Jonathan Harper in the Timgad area during and after the Seraphian Offensive. Sometime in the two months after this, Barrick was reassigned to Echo-Six and sent to the Pirnah Badlands, where the rest of his squad was wiped out. He was later rescued by Delta-One, and Barrick was later assigned to the team.