Garland was a member of United States Colonial Marine Corps. She was part of a 31 marine platoon under the command of Captain Paget, aboard the combat ship Hasdrubal that landed on the planet Tartarus who was ambushed and murdered by the Hive Wars Predator and Cracked Tusk Predator.
Upon landing on the planet, Garland and fellow marines Chimo and Herrman were ordered by Captain Paget to "sweep" the area. Later on during their patrol, Chimo is seen complaining about the bugs stinging him, with Garland teasing him. Garland suddenly points out that Chimo has seems to be getting bright spots from his stings. As Herrman takes a closer look, it is revealed that they are the three red dots of a Predator Plasmacaster, with Chimo's head suddenly being blown to pieces. Garland and Herrman begin firing aimlessly into the wilderness. After a brief pause, Herrman notices that Garland may have wounded the attacker, seeing its blood sprayed against leaves. The hunter suddenly appears behind Garland and impales her with its Wristblades, before moving onto Herrman and killing him.