Jacob Freedman was born and raised in the small beach town of Monterey. His father was never around when he was a child because he was in the military and was always stationed somewhere. Ever since he could understand where his father was and what he was actually doing Jacob wanted to be like his dad. As he grew up the kids in school often made fun of him because he never had a dad that was around for him when all the other kids did. This had an emotional effect on him and he never had any real friends. When his time came he decided that he didn't want to be an average soldier so he decided to join a private military company. He ended up working for a private corporation that specialized in weaponizing disease and sickness. When the out break happened in Chernaurus, He was sent there to collect samples for research and development of a weapon and a cure. He was also told that he needed to eradicate any trace of sickness in anybody that had the disease to prevent spread and make sure the company he worked for was the only one that had control over it.