- "Remember: you're not bona fide military; you're expendable."
- ― Colonel McKinsey
McKinsey provided Spare Squadron with their briefings for various operations during the war.
McKinsey was last heard in Operation Full House, during which Trigger and Count are tasked with escorting his transport plane through Erusean territory into the Osean-allied country of Bulgurdarest. After the mission, despite successfully arriving in North Point, McKinsey was transferred to a front line command due to his alleged military successes while commanding Spare Squadron.
Much like AWACS Bandog, McKinsey had little to no respect for the convicts under his watch, often sending them to solitary confinement for the slightest of provocations and denying the pilots any sort of recognition for their successes during missions, taking the credit for himself. He wanted to get back to his career whenever an opportunity would present itself. This is especially noticeable during the conclusion of Operation Full House, where he blamed Trigger for shooting down the ADFX-10 after Wiseman mentioned he was tracking it, claiming that he had ordered Trigger to stand down.