Jackson Shepherd recently turned twelve-years-old. He lives with his Ager mother and military father, who served in the same United States Army unit as Ian Thomas’ late father. Jack is a good student, superior athlete and the tallest kid in fifth grade. Jack has light brown skin and a head full of dark, curly hair. He is kind, friendly and outgoing. It is quite normal for Jackson to have a sharp-witted comment to fit most any situation, and to all who know him, the trait is part of his charm. Jackson and Ian Thomas have been friends since they were babies. After basic training, Jackson is scheduled to train as a commando with Trench Ops.