He belongs to the people, who have to deal with the crisis surrounding the mutiny of General Frank Hummel.
He was the one, who imprisoned John Mason for 30 years with the purpose of recovering microfilms he stole for the British Secret Service. He has no choice but to recruit him to stop General Hummel but with no intention of giving him freedom in return. After Navy SEAL Commander Anderson and his team were wiped out by the mutineers, Paxton confronted Womack and demand he tell them who John Mason was and why was he originally imprisoned. Womack confessed that Mason was a captain of the British SAS and stole a microfilm containing the various secrets.