John Reise was a Sergeant of the 708th Infantry Division of the United States Army Reserve. Working at the Boston Police rationing site, he struck a deal with Det. Francis Perry of the 3rd Precinct (assigned to the same site) to steal supplies intended for civilian distribution and sell them on the black market for a tidy profit. As he and his partner in crime were responsible for shift scheduling, this was trivial. When the heat became too great, as a result of new reports about stolen supplies, Reise grew increasingly anxious. Unable to get rid of McDonnell or keep him away from snooping around the warehouse, he tried to set up a meeting with his partner in crime.
Fortunately for him, he learned that Perry plans for Reise to take the fall, while he bugged out to New York. Unfortunately, Reise was shot in the resulting confrontation and bled out in the maintenance tunnels near his former criminal partner - right on the eve of the Great War.
John Reise is mentioned only in Fallout 4.