Colonel Bill Jackson has been a Galactic Marine for twenty-one years. His family lineage in the Marines stretches back to the old United States Marines of the nineteenth century. One of his relatives fought in a battle in a place called Iwo Jima. His father is an active duty three-star general working in the Galactic Marines Special Operations Center located in the Southeastern Sector of North America on Earth. Bills youth had been that of a military child moving from duty station to duty station. He heard the stories of his ancestorsâ€™ prowess in war and swelled with pride as his father and mother told the tales. On his 18th birthday he asked his father to give him permission to join the Galactic Marine Corps. Instead of permission his father offered him a deal that if he would attend the Naval Academy, he would give his approval. After graduating from the Naval Academy with an MBA/Tactical Theory he joined the Marines with his fathersâ€™ approval. Like all modern Marines Bill started his journey into the Corps as an enlisted Marine. His marksmanship skills earned him a chance to become an elite sniper and he rapidly rose in the ranks. His entire career has been that of a sniper team commander in the Galactic Marine Corps.