He is a professor at the University of Peace, Galvez and his student Paz Ortega Andrade appear at the start of the game by visiting the MSF's base in Colombia to recruit Snake's services. Possessing a red bionic right hand, Galvez helps out the MSF as they slowly uncover the Peace Sentinels' true motives in Costa Rica. He later admits to being the KGB intelligence operative Vladimir Zadornov when Coldman prepares the Peace Walker to attack from inside a US base in Nicaragua. The MSF, teaming up with the FSLN, captures him and locks him up at the Mother Base, but he breaks out on several occasions, forcing the player to recapture him. He is eventually killed by Big Boss in self-defense.