Breckinridge was a civilian who enlisted for Federal service in the Mobile Infantry. Although Breckinridge came from a family of farmers, he hated farming so he saw enlistment in the Mobile infantry as an easy way out. He once described the Mobile Infantry as a picnic in comparison to farming.
Breckinridge was stationed at Camp Currie for training for the Mobile Infantry until, during a live firing exercise, he had a helmet malfunction. With his helmet malfunctioning, Breckinridge blocked several other members of his squad who were concerned with losing points. The recruit in command, Rico, intervened to see what the problem was and ordered Breakinridge to remove his helmet to let him inspect it. As this happened, recruit Djana'D was shot with a training laser in the shoulder, which knocked her to the ground whilst a spray of bullets left her weapon and hit Breckinridge in the head, killing him immediately.
The incident resulted in Rico being punished by ten lashes, and convinced him in nearly quitting the Mobile Infantry. But the meteor attack on Buenos Aires made him change his mind, and he stayed with the Mobile Infantry.
- Starship Troopers (1997 film)