Swisher Sweet Joe
Swisher Sweet Joe was born into the New World on day 578 (June 20th, 2009) in Maryland, USA as J03 Freyer. His main reason for joining this game was it's political aspect as he had been searching for the right game that portrayed politics the way he liked it. J03 joined in the mid to late Scrabman administration. He did not start paying attention to the actions of his nations government until the Harrison Richardson administration. When reaching the required level, J03 Freyer joined the Conservative Party based on his real life political views. He remained a party member for a little over a month, then left due to no contact from fellow party members. Soon he realized that real life politics and eRepublik politics are not the same, and he investigated other parties and eventually joined the United Independents Party because of their belief in individualism, which J03 strongly believed in.
A United Independents Party Member
Upon joining the United Independents Party in late August, J03 Freyer was very quiet. He then received a message from a UIP member encouraging him to join the UIP forums, he quickly did so wanting to become more active. He saw a thread on the forums where he could have somebody mentor him in the ways of the game. He asked for a mentor with experience in Politics and the Military. He received Robert Loggia as his mentor. J03 must have bothered this guy to death because he asked a lot of questions in the month, month and a half that he was under his wing. J03 and Robert eventually parted ways, both staying within the UIP.
J03 always wanted to become a Congressman, he felt that a person with his level of activity could do something good for the USA, because he knew of inactive Senators that were pulling Congress down. All he needed was the knowledge. For this he turned to his good friend, and 4 time Senator, Kazeal. Kazeal educated him on issues that were important while in Congress.
J03 ran for Congress for the first time in the state of Indiana in September, but he lost badly 10 votes to 2.
In the month of October, J03 was more determined to get into Congress and decided to run in a smaller state so he could have a better chance of winning the election. This state was Delaware. PMing all citizens of the state hoping to gain support, he went into the election with confidence. He unfortunately left heart broken. He lost this time 9 to 5.
J03 won his first Congressional election in the month of January. He ran in New Jersey and defeated opponents 8 - 4. The noob senator did not like Congress much, but apparently there was much inactivity that term from most.
In late 2009, and even early 2010, J03 discovered Dio Brando and his religion of Dioism. He quickly became interested as the story in The Book of Dio was fascinating and put a whole new perspective on his Life. While he has never been a troll such as other Dioists, he is still a Dioist. Not an extremist, J03 decided not to join SEES, a Dio worshiping American political party. He remains with his first true party, the UIP. J03 plans on reading The Circles of Dio soon as well. All hail God-Emperor Dio Brando!
To begin with, J03 was fairly interested in the Military aspect of eRepublik. He found a link to the US Training Division sign ups and filled out the form. He waited over 5 weeks and then finally realized he was a high enough strength level to join other branches of the military. He considered the Home Guard, but didn't like that they were a rather low level strength requirement and they didn't deploy. Then he looked at the Mobile Infantry, and found what he wanted. A higher strength level requirement that he qualified for and a deployable branch.
In late September, J03 was accepted into the United States Mobile Infantry. His Commanding Officer was Eric Arndt.
For about a week, J03 was curious about the MI, and asked many questions about it. Soon after he joined, Eric Ardnt transferred to the US Army and Guy Herrin became CO.
For about a month J03 kept bothering him about looking for a promotion spot for him, as he was sick of playing foot soldier and wanted to lead.
After a month, Guy was promoted to Major and Freyer got a shot at an officer's position, Platoon Executive Officer. His new Commanding Officer was Sideswipe.
For 13 days J03 learned about how to be a good Officer, and how to handle all the dealings of an officer.
Once 13 days had passed, Sideswipe was also promoted to Major. J03 became Commanding officer of his platoon and his new rank Lieutenant. Freyer served as Commanding Officer for about a month before leaving the Mobile Infantry for Israel. Upon his return, J03 joined the Airborne.
J03 left the Airborne, going on vacation IRL. When he got back, he was United Independents Party Party president.