Ding Chavez is a fictional character in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six franchise. He is also the main protagonist for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield and Rainbow Six: Lockdown.


Born in Los Angeles, California. He joined the U.S. Army in 1983. He had Served with the 7th Infantry Division from 1984-87. Rose to rank of Staff Sergeant before being recruited by the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1987 for narcotics interdiction operations in South America. Discharged, 1988 and became a full-time CIA employee the same year, working under John Clark. Service records for the years 1989-99 are sealed. Earned B.S. Political Science, George Mason University, 1995. M.A. International Relations from the same institution 1999. Married.

Chavez is an excellent light infantry soldier with an exceptional grasp of small unit tactics and close quarters battle. Although small in stature he is powerfully built and agile, a formidable opponent with a wide range of weapons and in hand-to-hand combat.[1]

Tom Clancy's Rainbow SixEdit

In their first major operation, Rainbow faces Phoenix Group/Horizon International, which plans on releasing an Ebola virus to remake the world in their image. Chavez leads the team in capturing CEO John Brightling.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lone WolfEdit

Xander Theissan, a convicted terrorist, approaches Rainbow with information about weapon smuggling and wants a single operative to extract him. The powers that be choose Ding Chavez as his profile fits this case perfectly. Chavez frees Theissan and then storms the terrorist base.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue SpearEdit

Two years after the events of the original game, RAINBOW is again called into action, this time to hunt down and neutralize a "Rogue Spear", or a non-state entity possessing and distributing nuclear weaponry. Chavez leads Team 2 through multiple missions and eventually take down the leaders of the operation, Russian mob boss Maxim Kutkin and arms dealer Samed Vezirzade.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Black ThornEdit

Shortly after the events of Rogue Spear, RAINBOW is again put to the test, when a mentally disturbed ex-SAS operative challenging the black-ops unit to reenactments of actual terrorist attacks, including the Japanese Embassy Siege. Chavez, along with the rest of the RAINBOW operatives, pass each test and ultimately neutralize the ex-SAS operative.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven ShieldEdit

The year is 2005. In one RAINBOW's best known operations, Chavez lead the investigation of a series of attacks committed against South American oil sources and European financial districts. RAINBOW eventually traces the attacks to Argentinian billionaire, Nikola Gospic. Sixty years earlier, Gospic was a Nazi official in Croatia, who escaped with huge amounts of Holocaust loot before Allied troops could move into the capital. Now Gospic is dying of cancer of the liver, and plans to leave one last legacy of hate for the world by resurrecting the international Fascist movement. To do this, Gospic, through his vast financial wealth, has acquired VX Nerve and Blister gas, which he intends to distribute throughout South America through his ownership of a meat packing plant. However, RAINBOW catches wind of this plan, and leads a raid against the plant, effectively stopping the plan.

That year, Chavez joins in an operation to free hostages in the Píc des Pyreneés. Lieutenant Monroe is killed and Gabriel Nowak is wounded.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black ArrowEdit

In 2008, Rainbow becomes embroiled in a plot by Russian oil monarchs to create a new country in the Caucusus. Chavez is ordered to single-handedly assault their military base and stop the warhead launch.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: LockdownEdit

The following year, Chavez leads Alpha Team in stopping the GLF in deploying the Legion virus. The team hunts down and eliminates Bastian Vanderwaal.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Critical HourEdit

In 2010, Clark steps down and assigns Chavez as the new Six. As he cleans out his office, he reminisces about previous Rainbow assignments.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: VegasEdit

In July 2010, Chavez briefs the Rainbow operational teams during the hunt for Irena Morales, which spills into a terrorist attack in Las Vegas. Eventually, Bishop is wounded uncovering proof that Nowak is behind the attack. Chavez grounds the team, although they disobey orders and confront Nowak in Costa Rica, and Bishop neutralizes him. In response, Chavez pulls Bishop from the Academy and appoints him/her as deputy Rainbow director.

"The End Begins"Edit

Chavez was still Rainbow's director in 2019. However, on March 4, 2019, he received orders from the European Federation that they were withdrawing support from NATO. He ordered Logan Keller's Team One, which was in Pakistan, to terminate their operation and return home. Keller disobeyed the order and stopped Takfir's weapon trucks, following the example of Chavez in Africa.




  1. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six video game
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