This page is about the novel character, for his counterpart in the film, see Breckinridge.

Breckenridge is a member of Rico's training unit.

He was the first cadet to try his abilities as a fighter against Sergeant Zim, proving to be helpless in virtually seconds. Not having seen any of the others attempt to take Zim down as he had to be taken to the infirmary, Breckenridge later said in the mess tent (showing off his cast) that he was going to take Zim some day — something Rico doubted was possible for Breckenridge whom he considered a "big ape".

Later, Breckenridge was killed in training along with two other trainees during intensive survival training. He was buried with full honors and rank of Private First Class in the Mobile Infantry.