Alpha Leader was one of three commandos chosen by Dr. Bruce Tinner to remain awake during the base-wide blackout caused by the activation of the thought chips. Once the rest of the base blacked out, Alpha led Beta Leader and Gamma Leader in a large sweep of the base to check for awake personnel and to bury all the equipment so that virtual replicas could spawn in their place.
After the commandos captured Rudyard Shelton, who was still awake, Alpha interrogated him and Eddie McKay for information as to how he avoided the blackout. Alpha then left to get "the doctor", presumably Dr. Tinner. However, Shelton and McKay escaped.