James White grew up in Chernarus in the small town of Pavlovo. He grew up watching the tensions build up to the civil war always wishing that he could stop it, but he was powerless as a child. When the war finally happened he was an adult but his wife was killed in the crossfire when the war finally reached their hometown. Before the outbreak, White was a politician, he focused on bringing peace back after the civil war back in 2009 and remembering what had happened to his wife to make sure that would never happen to anyone in Chernarus again. He used his peace-bringing methods to eventually run for Prime Minister in 2014, he eventually lost but stayed in his seat as a secretary of the treasurer to help bring funds back to Chernarus for the rebuilding efforts. White worked under the treasurer for 10 years until the outbreak happened, during the war, he was a known activist to bring both sides together and to lay down arms and bring peace back. When the outbreak happened he was in Zelenogorsk holding a peace march while his son was back at home in Pavlovo in school, he rushed home but it had seemed that the town had been mostly evacuated, those that were still living, of course, he has not seen his son since. Ever since the outbreak, he has been trying to bring groups together to fight the infected that is the real threat rather than each other all in the process of hoping his son is still alive and out there.