Lieutenant Scheisskopf (also known as Scheisskopf, Scheiss, or Poohead) was best known for his newspaper, the Stars and Stripes Journal, which has earned him six Media Mogul medals and given him the reputation as an eRepublik intellectual and military strategist. He was also known for his military service in several branches of the USA military, for his professorship at North American University, and for serving in the White House for various administrations.
After originally retiring in June 2010, Scheisskopf decided on an eRepublik comeback in late August, and has become active in the USA Congress.
Lieutenant Scheisskopf was born on Day 578 (20 June 2009), during the downfall of Atlantis and shortly before the PEACE invasion. Scheisskopf was primarily a two-clicker for the first month of his life, until joining the United States Mobile Infantry just before WW3 started. Scheisskopf would advance through the Charlie Seven platoon of the MI, eventually becoming its Executive Officer, and was promoted to a Lieutenant (yes, that made him Lieutenant Lieutenant Scheisskopf) of the Alpha Six platoon. After 5 months as an MI officer, Scheisskopf transferred to the 82nd Division, 3rd Platoon of the elite United States Airborne, and was quickly promoted to Sergeant of the 11th Division's 4th Platoon. One month later, Lieutenant Scheisskopf received an assignment making him a real Lieutenant in the Airborne (becoming Lieutenant Lieutenant Scheisskopf for the second time), commanding the 2nd Platoon of the 101st Airborne Division. Following Scheisskopf's return to eRepublik, the decorated veteran elected to enlist in the United States Cavalry. After graduating from the Reception Batallion (RECBN) with honors, he was assigned to the 1st Platoon of the 11th Regiment; after working as an assistant Quartermasters General, Scheisskopf was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and oversaw supplies and logistics for the Cavalry's 11th Regiment, until he was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as the Executive Officer (XO) of the 3rd Regiment in late January 2011.
Lieutenant Schiesskopf has been awarded, at the least, these following United States Armed Forces Military Decorations:
First Row: United States Mobile Infantry Officer Ribbon, with bronze star (3-6 months service); United States Airborne Officer Ribbon, with silver star (6-9 months service); United States Cavalry Officer Ribbon, with bronze star (3-6 months service)
Second Row: World War III; Operation Frostbite Ivan; Operation Hungary Hungary Hippo; World War IV
Third Row: Operation Deadcoat (Battle of Britain); Operation Captain Kangaroo; Three Pillars Campaign; Operation Red Dusk
Early in his political life, Lieutenant Scheisskopf joined the USA's Conservative Party, but was disinterested in the party's organization and low levels of participation. When The Bull Moose Party was being established, Scheisskopf decided to join the party at the behest of a good friend, Stormin, and became the party's Chief Adviser. Despite Scheisskopf's frequent military deployments, he continued to hold that position for the BMP while Stormin remained active in the party. Scheisskopf also briefly served as an Ambassador to Venezuela and attempted to get an MPP with Ven while Colombia was invading the USA in World War 3.
Scheisskopf served in the Cabinet of President Josh Frost, as the Secretary of Media. This role gave Scheisskopf oversight of official White House Press Report publications in for the Frost Administration, along with a managerial role over , an organization dedicated to promoting pro-USA and pro-EDEN media while drowning out any Phoenix propaganda. Scheisskopf has served in a limited advising role for subsequent presidents, but with the election of President Harrison Richardson and Scheisskopf's own increased activity in May 2010, Scheisskopf began to provide the White House once more with regular counsel in media and foreign affairs topics. In September 2010, Lieutenant Scheisskopf ran for Congress as a member of the United States Workers Party and the American Military Party for the first time, and became a representative for Michigan in the USA's 34th Congress, easily gaining reelection for each subsequent term. January 2011 saw his return to the White House, serving as President Haliman's Secretary of Defense.
Newspaper and North American University
Lieutenant Scheisskopf founded the Stars and Stripes Journal shortly after reaching Level 8. The majority of his newspaper's life has been devoted to writing impartial and in-depth analyses of various war-related themes, but has taken some time to address the American people, interview and evaluate American presidential candidates, and became famous as a writer for an eight-part "Innovation Series." The innovation series was Scheisskopf's attempt to put some new touches on eRepublik, and included articles proposing the creation of nuclear weapons, "science" as an industry, new fighting styles and defense tactics, mass transit, passports, and economic developments.
All things considered, Lieutenant Scheisskopf's fame has been due to this newspaper, which reaches just over 6,600 subscribers worldwide and is the most popular newspaper in the USA apart from the Government-run Department of Defense paper. His paper is a favorite of many Phoenix citizens as a change from more biased newspapers covering military headlines, and his military analysis is among the most popular newspapers published in the English language (when it is not translated into many other languages). After publishing an article detailing how to become a Media Mogul "the hard way," the dean of North American University, Fionia, approached Scheisskopf and offered him a professor position at the school, teaching Journalism101 for a group of USA citizens looking to learn more about newspaper writing in the New World. Scheisskopf shared his journalistic expertise for one semester and helped pass on his knowledge to aspiring writers.