He knows the General was in no way feeling generous when he sent him here. There is plenty of work to be done. Protests to be in the middle of, men to kill and watch, data to collect and through it all the clash of violence, the taste of blood and his own heartbeat(the only thing that reminds the Drone he's still human) steady and even in his chest. This is his element. The only thing he lives for. The only thing he wants to do and while he is in some ways a submissive creature he will not thank the General. He will not get down on his knees and offer praise to the only god he serves.
The Drone proves his worth and devotion in other ways. Two days after he's made contact he sends another coded message containing the coordinates of primary active cell base.