Erich Jager[a] is a fighter pilot assigned to the Universal Peace Enforcement Organization (UPEO)'s Special Armed Response Force (SARF). He is the son of Jaeger, an Osean Air Defense Force pilot and Lighthouse War veteran.
Erich was born in August 2016. At the time of the Lighthouse War's end, Erich was three years old; his father shared many stories of the war with him, including his missions with Osean ace pilot Trigger. Erich was raised in a middle-class home and was loved and spoiled by his parents, which led to a sense of impatience in him. He also had difficulty with self-confidence.
At the suggestion of his parents, after successfully graduating from Oxform University with an International Political Science degree, Erich became a fighter pilot and joined UPEO in the mid- to late-2030s.[note 1] As a new pilot, he was found to be very indecisive.
Erich later enrolled into SARF after its formation in 2040. Erich had a significant role in the Intercorporate War.
His first mission was to, along with other SARF squadron pilots, intercept and destroy Neucom transport planes over Expo City. Despite his squadron temporarily losing its leader, they were thrown into battle again to eliminate Neucom's radar site network and secret military bases in Waiapolo.
Participating in most of the major SARF operations, he recommended himself as a good and experienced fighter pilot. However, he doubted UPEO's significance and it's priorities, calling it a "paper tiger".
During the secret mission concerning the escort of UPEO representative Gabriel W. Clarkson above Mt. Lambert, he was one of the pilots who refused to shoot down representative's R-505U when ordered to do so.
He went AWOL along with his whole squadron during an assignment to rendezvous with an allied UI-4053 Sphyrna airborne aircraft carrier, and there is no further information available at the moment. However, it is certain that he was one of the rogue UPEO pilots who attacked and destroyed the UPEO base in Expo City, along with Gilbert Park, UPEO's supreme commander.
- Erich turned 18 years old in 2034.
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