Major Samuel Briggs is a US Soldier who was assigned to escort Malcolm to the President's Bunker, Liberty Base. After Colonel Lujan and two other soldiers are killed by attacking Mogadorians, he, Malcolm, and Gamera fight back. Though sustaining injuries, Briggs survives and gets Malcolm to the bunker. On the way, Malcolm tells him not to mention Gamera. Briggs is later assigned to be Malcolm's bodyguard, and also helps Malcolm escape the Base.