A troubled youth from a troubled family in mining country Pennsylvania, Graves relies on three pillars to give him focus, direction, and ultimately salvation: his SEAL brotherhood, his faith, and his wife Lena. Mentally tough, stubborn, and most of all prepared, being a SEAL gives Graves structure and purpose.
In Rip, Graves has found the role model and father figure he never had growing up. When Rip leaves the team, Graves loses the most important member of his SEAL family. When one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world takes Rip hostage, he holds Caulder responsible. He will risk everything to save Rip.