"Ah! No! Get away from me!"
— Kenneth to a zombie, before being eaten.
Dr. Kenneth J. Sullivan (ケネス・Ｊ・サリヴァン,Kenesu Jei Sarivan?) was S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team's point man and in charge of reconnaissance and position security. Kenneth also put his knowledge as a chemist to good use. As well as his role in S.T.A.R.S., the "mild-mannered" Kenneth spent his free time pursuing his hobby of landscaping, of which he was something of a connoisseur.[notes 1]
The oldest member of S.T.A.R.S., Sullivan was selected for the team due to his Ph.D. in Chemistry. However, despite being personally chosen by Albert Wesker, Kenneth kept asking questions about why his scientific knowledge was needed for missions. Overall, despite his uncertainties, Sullivan experience and his precise investigative skills would come to be considered to rival or be superior to that of the Captain Enrico Marini, himself.
Only moments after the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team's arrival at the mansion late on the 24th, Sullivan was attacked by azombie in the Dining Room. [notes 3] He escaped into a linking hallway, firing as he went, but his shots failed to strike it down. Overwhelming Sullivan, the zombie tore through his throat. When S.T.A.R.S. members Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield arrived in the room seconds later, he lay dying in front of them, passing shortly before his assailant was killed.