(Capcom's primary storyline)
Reid was a member of the BSAA North American Branch operating under Captain Chris Redfield as part of the recreated Alpha Team formed by operative Piers Nivans. During their mission in Lanshiang, while in an engagement with a J'avo-piloted helicopter, Reid had orders to upload new data on the J'avo mutations to headquarters. When the team was going after a giant snake called the Iluzija, he walked into a room and was grabbed by it from above. His body was later discovered by Chris after the team was separated.