By Gorsky's own account, he served in the military for around three and a half years. He was somewhat physically disabled, claiming that his eyes were his only bodily organs to have survived the war intact. He notably despised replicants.
He was accused of being a psychopath by Abdul Ben Hassan, whom he had threatened, but Gorsky viewed his outburst as justified, due to Hassan having sold him an iguana which promptly died. Gorsky supplied Ray McCoy with a limited number of higher-powered bullets for his firearm.
Gorsky passed the Voight-Kampff test.