Jack Ballard was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army, serving over a decade as a Military Working Dog Handler until 2014. A veteran of multiple combat deployments of the modern era, he is no stranger to the violence and cruelty inherent in mankind. The callous violence and politically motivated orders he carried out during his time overseas caused him to develop a distrust of government control and a general apathy toward the human condition. When he returned from his last deployment he declined to re-enlist, leaving the service with an honorable discharge and several major combat commendations. After his discharge Jack was immediately hired by the Private Military Contractor "The Archer Group." His official job title within the PMC was "Full-Service Risk Management Consultant." With the onset of the reanimating virus epidemic, many private interests worldwide viewed the catastrophe and massive destabilization of governments as an opportunity to pursue monetary and territorial goals; The Archer Group was one such private interest. There is no public record of Jack's whereabouts after the virus landed in the United States and with much more pressing matters to pursue his sudden absence went without notice. When the United Nations attempted coastal rescues from South Zagoria they received numerous reports of armed militant groups roaming unchecked amidst the chaos. Aerial reconnaissance drones launched from nearby Naval vessels captured rooftop footage of a small number of armed individuals firing upon the undead as refugees were running for their lives to the ports. Given his prior DoD employment, he was matched in the facial recognition database. With the near destruction of the Naval Group in the region any further intelligence gathered was lost and Jack Ballard's current whereabouts and activities are unknown at this time.