Ralph Vats was a soldier who served in the United States Air Force.
Air Force Soldier
Tony Stark's Interruption
While being given a tour and speech by James Rhodes about the future of air combat regarding manned or unmanned vehicles, Vats listened as Rhodes argued that a pilot's instinct and insight would always give them the advantage. As Rhodes was speaking, Tony Stark arrived and began teasing Rhodes by telling the group that Rhodes once mistook a man for a woman during Spring Break, which Rhodes denied before sending the giggling Vats, Ronald Coultrap and the others away so that he could speak with Stark in private.
- Edwards Air Force Base: As a soldier, Vats spent some time in the Edwards Air Force Base. James Rhodes gave him a tour of the base.