Established in 2072, Camp McClintock Infantry Training Center was one of the premier training facilities in Appalachia and like nearly every other spot on the map, it did not escape the wave of automation before the Great War, where flesh and blood NCOs in charge of whipping recruits into shape were replaced with completely automated courses and robots. While the recruits hardly noticed a difference, it meant the world to the human staff, now relegated to desk jobs and oversight duties. One of which, a USAF Sergeant Senior Drill Instructor by the name of O'Malley, kept a record of the attempted process of turning Mr. Gutsies into doing the job, beginning in May 2077. June proved little progress, with the robot proving to be unable to climb up steep inclines or stairs, reverting to Mr. Handy programming, and killing a Private. July was worse, with a Mr. Gutsy nearly burning down a barracks building due to another Private's negligence. Finally, in August, 4 months after the transition began, it was declared complete, with O'Malley's service no longer required.
However, the automation proved to be a benefit for post-nuclear survivors, particularly Thomas Eckhart, who used the systems to promote his soldiers - and make Ellen Santiago the general he so badly needed for his plans.