William Redding is Sam Fisher's current field runner.
|Faction:||United States of America|
|Organization:||National Security Agency|
|Unit:||Field Runner/"Splinter Cell"|
|Based:||Maryland, USA / highly mobile|
|Date of Birth:||1969|
|Place of Birth:||San Diego, California|
|Height:||5' 11" (180 cm)|
|Weight:||180 lbs (82 kg)|
William Redding was born in 1969 in San Diego, California. Redding is a calm book-wormy type. He is fanatical about his planning, preparation, and data accumulation. He is meticulously accurate in every facet of his job. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to weapons and vehicle specifications and could list from memory every item aboard an Osprey at any time, including its weight and armament.
Redding attended the University of Chicago where he received a B.A. in Political Science with a dual major in History. He then applied for admittance to the United States Marine Corps where he trained as a communications specialist and rose quickly to the rank of Captain.
Redding left the Corps to work for the NSA as a signal intelligence analyst. He soon found that his experience as a Marine ended up getting him assigned to a typically dangerous locales and bringing him a lot of recognition.
In Essentials, Redding discovers that some of Sam Fisher's files do not match what really happened during the events of missions in Sam's career. Redding explains what really happened during the events in which he had helped Sam, and where discrepancies in the files exist. His discovery prompted Anna Grímsdóttir into looking through Sam's records, leading to the discovery that they were tampered by Director Williams in order to frame Sam Fisher. He also learned later that Director Williams had confronted Anna and took the CD containing the evidence of his file tampering. Later, after Sam escaped from his interrogators, he hid in Redding's office and was able to explain what happened during his last mission to Anna and Redding over a phone. Redding then tells Sam that he needs to infiltrate the NSA to get the CD that Director Williams had stolen.