Man, I thought I was dead for sure.

Private Ackerman is an NCR trooper living in the Boulder City in 2281.


An NCR soldier under Lt. Monroe's command, he and his fellow trooper, Private Gilbert, were on patrol with their squad and heading back from Novac when they came under fire from a group of Great Khans. The squad radioed for assistance but decided to chase after the Great Khans to Boulder City's ruins. There the squad got caught in the crossfire and ultimately Gilbert and Ackerman ended up getting taken hostage by the group of Great Khans while the rest of the squad escaped without harm.[1] Since being taken hostage by the Great Khans, Ackerman has suffered some minor torture.[2]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character is involved in quests.


Boulder City Showdown: He along with private Gilbert was captured by the Great Khans that helped Benny track the Courier down.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
NCR armor


Originally, if Gilbert and Ackerman were rescued they would wait at the entrance to the Boulder City ruins, unarmed, for the rest of the game. This was changed in a patch, causing them to simply disappear from the game world after a period of time once the Boulder City Showdown quest has been completed.

Notable quotesEdit


Private Ackerman appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


Playstation 3Icon ps3 If Private Ackerman is killed during the quest and his limbs were blown off, you can find him back where he was alive, but he will not have the limb that was shot off. There are no Karma penalties or actions against the NCR if you kill him while he's in this state. [verified]


  1. The Courier: "What's going on with the Great Khans?"
    Monroe: "One of my patrols was on its way back from Novac when it came under fire from the Great Khans. They radioed for reinforcements, but instead of waiting for us, they chased the Khans into the ruins where they were caught in a crossfire. No deaths, but not all of the squad got out. The Khans have Private Ackerman and Private Gilbert as hostages."
    (Monroe's dialogue)
  2. Rescue message box: "Private Ackerman looks battered and bruised. He's tied up to Private Gilbert - freeing one will free them both."
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