Ravenwood is a private military company whose members were also operating in Iraq before the bombs. The organization is hired by FEMA to assist in evacuation procedures following the nuclear attacks, a move attributed to insufficient numbers of National Guard troops. However, the Ravenwood mercenaries sent to help in Rogue River instead loot the town's medical supplies, murder unmovable patients and personnel at the town's hospital and decide to take a tour of other towns nearby to collect more supplies. They attempt to enter Jericho, but when that fails due to the determined resistance encountered there, they instead attack neighboring town New Bern, causing heavy damage and some deaths. Members include Goetz, a squad leader, and Randy Payton, a hired contractor.
It is later revealed that Ravenwood is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jennings & Rall, the company hired by the new government of the Allied States of America to administer the territory. Goetz treats Jericho residents harshly, partly as a revenge for a previous defeat. His team confiscates supplies and harasses the residents, especially Jake Green and others whom he deems threats. However, the team is later discharged due to embezzlement and other crimes.
Goetz's team is later wiped out in an attempt to kill Mimi Clark for exposing their actions, while Goetz himself is shot by Stanley Richmond for killing his sister Bonnie.