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Private Ackerman.jpg
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Hair StyleNONE (name in GECK)Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorGray
AffiliationNew California Republic
New California Republic Army
LocationBoulder City
Dialogue FileAckerman's dialogue
QuestsBoulder City Showdown
Combat StyleDefault ranged style
assistanceHelps nobody
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 90
Tag SkillsNCRTrooper
Explosives: 46
Melee Weapons: 46
Guns: 46
Editor IDBCTrooperHostageAAM
Base ID0010eb2bRef ID0010eb29
Editor FactionsBoulderCityHostageFaction
ActorJesse Burch

Thanks for getting me out of there. I owe you one.

Private Ackerman is a Californian soldier in the New California Republic Army stationed in Boulder City in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

Private Ackerman is a NCR private stationed at Boulder City under Lt. Monroe's command. He and 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 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 character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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NCR Armor
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Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
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Drops on death

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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 recent patch, causing them to simply disappear from the game world after a period of time once the player completes the Boulder City Showdown quest.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Ackerman appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png 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.


  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."