- "Hail HYDRA!"
"All right, all right. Put your arms down, Kaminsky. You look like a West Texas cheerleader at a pep rally."
- ―Kaminsky and John Garrett
Agent Kaminsky was a helicopter pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D. assigned to the Cube when he defected to HYDRA and joined John Garrett at the Barbershop Headquarters. When he reported to Garrett, he gave the HYDRA salute, to the embarrassment of Garrett.
When Grant Ward and Garrett had difficulty entering the Fridge owing to the guards' doubts about their loyalty, Kaminsky's S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicopter arrived and began firing on them, so that the guards would believe them and allow them to enter.
When Garrett's organs failed, Kaminsky helped Ward carry Garrett to a table and escorted Raina from the room.
Melinda May quickly relieved Kaminsky of the staff as a battle began between Coulson's team and the Centipede Soldiers. Kaminsky proved no match for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as May used the staff to destroy the base and bury him.
- Superhuman Strength: The Berserker Staff temporarily gave Kaminsky strength beyond human levels, trying to use it to fight Melinda May at the Barbershop Headquarters.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (First Incarnation) - Allies turned Enemies
- Kaminsky is the first character in the 21st century shown to have performed the famous "HYDRA salute".
- A man named Henry Kaminsky was signing up for the Army at the same recruiting office as Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger.