CEO of Légion Première
Origin: Aubagne, Frace
Currently: Casablanca, Morocco
Jacques is commonly known as a charismatic and business-savvy man. The CEO of Légion Première, a well known mercenary and private security company prevalent in Africa, he is seen by most of his clients in nice suits and well groomed, discussing contracts and the implications of various laws and legislation as they pertain to the employment of mercenaries. To others, he is seen as the life of the party; one to always have a good story or joke, no stranger to the dance floor, and quite the card shark, winning more then his fair share of poker games. To few outside Légion Première, he is seen as a soldier and commander, just as at home overseeing combat operations as a general of more conventional armed forces.
Jacques is of average height and slender build, and is quick to smile (or smirk mischievously). He is often dressed in more subdued colours or earth-tones, with an unusual penchant for shades of gray.
During the events of Operation Gauntlet, when Jacques was held prisoner by Interim President General Wallace Johnson, he was threatened to call off his men attacking their building or face sure torture.
They screamed at him to order his men to surrender, and Jacques simply shook his head. The man holding Danjou down was surprised to find the young Frenchman was not resisting in the slightest, simply allowing his right hand to be held down, ready for the fall of the machete, and he was quickly caught by Jacque’s gaze. A slight smile, an awkward thing on bruised and split lips, one eye swollen near shut. But his remaining eye was clear and focused on holding that man’s gaze, even as the machete fell, chopping easily through Jacques’ bare forearm.Jacques, Operation Gauntlet
The amputated arm was eventually replaced with a prosthetic.
Jacques right hand had been replaced with a prosthetic, one of the reasons for the weeks that had passed before his final departure for the CCD. Surgeries, recovery time, and of course necessary physiotherapy to teach him how to function with the new hand. It was the best Africa could provide, donated by a non-profit organization active in northern and western Africa, but years behind what Jacques could easily have afforded had he wished it.
It was a new hand. Functional, and with it he could wield a pistol once more. He could write, with some difficulty, he could type, albeit slower then before, and perhaps luckily he had never been skilled with musical instruments. And he could salute his men once more, shake hands, drink his tea and hold the saucer properly, read a book and turn the page without putting it down. It was the little things in life, after all.Jacques, A Quiet Arrival
By the time Jacques was appointed CEO of Legion Premiere, Jacques’ experiences shaped him into a selfless and empathetic person, developing a deep understanding of the world, geopolitics, and military strategy.
Mischievous and Lighthearted: Jacques has something of a prankster personality, always ready with a quick joke or a clever remark. He possesses a mischievous sense of humor and is known for his wit and sarcasm. His lighthearted nature often serves as a counterbalance to the seriousness of the events unfolding around him.
Cunning and Clever: Jacques is exceptionally clever and possesses a keen intellect. He has a natural talent for strategy, quick thinking, and problem-solving. His ability to think on his feet and adapt to unexpected situations. Jacques’ cunning nature often leads him to find unique solutions to complex problems.
Protective and Loyal: Despite his mischievous tendencies, Jacques is fiercely protective of his soldiers, friends, subordinates and allies. He is willing to go to great lengths to ensure their safety and well-being. His loyalty to Legion Premiere is unwavering, and he stands by his comrades through thick and thin, even when faced with daunting challenges.
Tactical Brilliance: Jacques possesses an exceptional talent for tactics and battle planning. His strategic mind allows him to assess a situation quickly and devise creative solutions. Jacques can identify the strengths and weaknesses of both his own forces and his enemies, enabling him to exploit any advantageous opportunities and minimize risks.
Adaptability: One of Jacques’ greatest strengths as a military leader is his adaptability. He excels at thinking on his feet and adjusting his plans in the midst of chaos. Jacques can make split-second decisions that turn the tide of battle, taking advantage of unforeseen opportunities and finding ways to counter his opponents’ strategies.
Mastery of Unconventional Warfare: Jacques is renowned for his expertise in unconventional warfare. He understands the value of guerrilla tactics, ambushes, and surprise attacks, employing them to great effect against more conventional forces. Jacques’ unorthodox approach often catches his enemies off guard and gives his forces a significant advantage.
Inspiring Leadership: Jacques has a natural ability to inspire loyalty and devotion among his troops. His charismatic personality, combined with his genuine concern for the well-being of his soldiers, earns him their respect and admiration. Jacques leads by example, fearlessly facing danger alongside his men and instilling confidence in their abilities.
Resourcefulness and Quick Thinking: Jacques’ resourcefulness shines through in the heat of battle. He can swiftly assess the available resources and make the most of them, even in dire situations. Jacques’ ability to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions often surprises both his allies and adversaries, giving him an edge on the battlefield.
Delegation and Trust: Jacques recognizes that effective leadership involves delegation and trusting the abilities of his subordinates. He surrounds himself with capable individuals, assigning them tasks that suit their skills and relying on their expertise. His trust in his team fosters a sense of camaraderie and encourages everyone to contribute their best.
Calculated Risk-Taking: While Jacques can be impulsive at times, he also knows how to take calculated risks. He weighs the potential rewards against the risks involved, evaluating the odds before making critical decisions. His willingness to take bold actions when necessary often pays off and leads to significant victories.
“To achieve this, I put forward a call to any who have the desire to see things change. No more will people say ‘this is Africa’ when explaining why something horrible has happened. I need soldiers, of course. Without the gun, peace will be as fleeting as it ever has. Without the gun, the elders will turn again to their old ways. Corruption and hatred, murder and genocide. So I aim to have the most guns. The biggest guns. The sharpest swords, the heaviest armour. But the gun can only buy a fleeting peace.
“But the sharpest of swords cannot hold a true peace. Force begets fear, fear begets hatred, hatred begets violence. A lasting peace is won through education and economy, kindness and forgiveness. For that, I need doctors and teachers. I need farmers and ranchers, industrialists and engineers. Mechanics, psychiatrists, priests and healers. For those who heed this call, I cannot promise your safety. It will not be easy; generations of social degradation, of a known future of pain and suffering. This is what has always fueled that simple phrase, ‘This is Africa.’”Jacques, African News Agency Feed