|Chronological and political information|
Major Cromwell was a member of a special branch of the Robotech Research and Development, under oversight from Global Military Police. While assigned to the 15th ATAC Squad's barracks, he overheard Louie Nichols mentioned he had developed a new, more technologically advanced targeting system. He took a look at the idea and claimed it was perfect for the department's plan. He promised Louie the new system would be used for strictly training, but in the end, lied and installed it to most of the fighting mecha involved in the next offensive against the Robotech Masters.