Richard was an enlisted soldier under the command of the Flame Alchemist Roy Mustang during the Ishval Civil War.

When the long fighting finally ceased, Richard was among the survivors of Mustang's squad who thanked the Flame Alchemist for all the work he had done to keep all the men beneath him out of harm's way. Seven years after the war, Richard remains as a soldier in the East Area of Amestris, stationed under Lieutenant General Grumman. When it becomes apparent that his old commander is planning a coup d'état in Central City in order to rid the government of corruption, Charlie and his fellows are only too happy to return to the field.

Though devoted to the cause, Richard reveals himself to be a staunch family man, unhesitatingly accepting Mustang's offer to escape if the situation worsens so that he may return safely to his wife back east.


  • As with many other of Mustang's former accomplices, Richard's background information is not mentioned in the 2009 anime series.