|Affiliation:||Robotech Defense Force|
Jack Archer grew up an orphan during the global conflict that preceded the SDF-1's crash on Earth. Despite his reputation for being a rebel, Jack joined the military as soon as he was old enough to ensure his survival during the wars of the late 20th century. In the cockpit of a fighter jet, Jack quickly found that he had a natural gift for flying and combat. A protégé of Roy Fokker, Jack Archer was one of the first pilots of the new Veritech Fighter and proved to be a valuable clutch in the first face-off against the Zentraedi invaders.
Where Jack's military career really shined was during the Reconstruction Era after the climactic battle with Dolza's fleet. Jack spearheaded covert missions against rogue bands of Zentraedi forces. During this campaign, Jack pursued the warlord Zeraal, who was working to sabotage Earth's rebuilding efforts.