“We know Primm is a great strategic point, and we aren't blind to the needs of the town, but we're barely holding our own against the Powder Gangers.”
Lieutenant Hayes is a lieutenant of the New California Republic Army, 5th Battalion, 1st Company. In 2281, he has been charged with the containment of the Powder Gangers, who have taken control of the NCR Correctional Facility (NCRCF).
He is located in Primm, on the opposite side of the bridge from the fast travel point. He can always be found in his tent. After retaking the NCRCF from the Powder Gangers, he will relocate to Camp Forlorn Hope, where he will stand by the campfire opposite the supply shack.
Don't Make a Beggar of Me: After obtaining the chems from Tyrone, one has the option to bring up his smuggling to Hayes, doing so will complete the quest and give the player character Good Karma points.
I Fought the Law: After finding the NCR's plan for the NCRCF, one can choose to help the NCR with the assault by talking to Hayes.
My Kind of Town: Primm is in need of some law and order. The NCR is willing to protect them, but Hayes informs the player character that they need more manpower to do it successfully.
"Where do you come from that you haven't heard of the NCR? Nevermind, it doesn't matter much. If you haven't heard of us, you must not be from the Legion. Put simply, the NCR is the greatest nation currently functioning."