Chairman William Jackson

From the Free Worlds Alliance, former High Admiral and current Chairman of the Council of Defense Ministers. Played by Eric.

Current Position

Since 3207.231 he has been Chairman of the Council of Defense Ministers of the SWDA/FWA. This is effectively the highest position in the FWA. (In fact, it was at his suggestion that the Lamster Summit Meeting, which renamed the SWDA the FWA, was convened.) He leads the FWA's defense policy from Naval Headquarters on Lamster, the center and de facto “capitol” of the FWA. He gave the first “State of the Alliance” speech there.

Biographical Details

Jackson was born in Alder City, Gat, on 3140.244. He is married to Lurleen Jackson, a native of Lamster, and they have two children together, Kyle Jackson and Jasmine Jackson. Kyle is an officer in the FWA navy, while Jasmine is Chief of Staff for Ali Elliam, the President of Gat (a close friend of Jackson's.) Jackson has two grandchildren, Amanda Jackson and Harold Jackson

Distinguishing Features


Jackson is a lifelong member of the Universal Church

Career History

Before becoming an Admiral, Jackson commanded a C5A in a battle against a pirate C4 and C2 as a Captain in Gat's navy. For this victory, he was awarded the Medal of Valor, Gat's highest award for valor.

Admiral and High Admiral

He was head of the Gattian armed forces before the formation of the Alliance. After its formation he was appointed High Admiral (the highest rank in the Seven Worlds Defense Alliance.) He helped form and train the first combined fleets and was critical in efforts to obtain professionally built warships, such as the CVI Starbuck.

Chairmanship of the Seven Worlds Defense Alliance

He was elected Chairman of the Council of Defense Ministers in 3207.231. His election marked a new direction in Alliance politics with the first election of a non-Minister to the post. The Council had previously been regarded as a “talking shop” where little was done. Jackson's tough, no-nonsense reputation was a major factor in his election. His replacement as High Admiral was Hermione Xen. As Chairman, he has launched the anti-piracy operation Operation Wolfhound, which rapidly became an intervention culminating in a battle on 3207.386 at the Lon Chaney system. He dispatched a C5A to Kami to assist in repairing its orbital, later called Operation Friend in Need. He strengthened the Alliance navy with professionally built warships, especially in planetary defense, where he replaced all C5As with DDIs. On 3207.320 he suggested that the SWDA should sign several international treaties, which ultimately lead to the Lamster Summit Meeting on 3208.023.

Chairmanship of the Free Worlds Alliance

As the Chairman of the Free Worlds Alliance, he negotiated and signed a non-aggression pact with the MAFC and later one with the UoX. He launched Operation Panama, an anti-piracy sweep through neighboring systems. On 3209.034, he announced the formation of the Alliance's first military shipyard, the first to be built by a minor power and the first outside of Quadrant 1. He also masterminded the creation of the Interplanetary Interdiction Missile (All information about IPIMs is currently classified, save that they are an anti-piracy weapon.) Jackson has supported the Alliance's traditionally close ties with the UoX. He negotiated and signed a non-aggression treaty with the Martian Association's Quadrant 1 governor. He later signed a non-aggression and friendship treaty with the UoX. He dispatched military advisors to the independent worlds Charley and T20. On 3209.160, he visited Damper, his first visit off Lamster since becoming Chairman. He then visited the independent world of Long Dough, his first visit to an impendent world since becoming Chairman. He met with First Minister Ashanti of the Solar Republic on Lamster, in the first meeting between the FWA and the Head of State of a great power, where the FWA-SR non-aggression treaty was signed. He also proposed a Galactic Anti-Piracy Conference to be held on Lamster. His popularity and that of the Alliance has risen steadily throughout his Chairmanship. Currently the FWA has the highest popularity of any independent power. He has remained a committed Federalist, championing the cause of reforming the Free Worlds Alliance into a closer union. Jackson has also supported the expansion of the FWA and greater solidarity between independent worlds. Recently, Jackson has been pushing for the creation of a Federation between the FWA worlds. He was one of the authors of a draft constitution for the proposed “Federated Planets of the Outer Quadrants.” Jackson led the Free Worlds to victory in the FWA-Z155 War.

Other Information

He is good friends with Ali Elliam, the president of Gat. They met when Jackson was an officer in the Gatian military and Elliam was a Senator.


Jackson enjoys watching baseball. He is also a great bowler.

Preceded by Military positions succeded by
Joseph Achenson Admiral of Gat
Richard Elliam
n.a. position created 1st High Admiral of the Seven Worlds Defense Alliance
Hermione Xen
Preceded by Political offices succeded by
Micheal Wilson 2nd Chairman of the Council of Defense Ministers
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