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"...now it's my responsibility to direct those deeds toward an even greater good...if were going to get this country back on track we have to do things that won't be popular but i'm not here to woo voters, i'm here to get shit done."
— President Ellis to Division Agents

Andrew Ellis is the current President of the United States. Sworn into office at an undisclosed bunker, he succeeded Thomas Mendez, after he supposedly committed suicide. He was on board Air Force One returning to Washington when it was shot down as it was descending to land at Andrews AFB and was listed as K.I.A.

As The Division went into the Bank Headquarters to recover what the Hyenas stole from Air Force One, it was discovered that Ellis was alive and being held hostage. He was subsequently rescued and returned to The White House.

As the Black Tusk invaded Washington D.C. after the defeat of the The True Sons, President Ellis dissapeared without a trace. A discovered ECHO incriminates the President working with Bardon Schaeffer and the Black Tusk by giving them the antivirals to cure Green Poison, construed as an act of betrayal against the JTFThe Division and the United States of America. He is declared a traitor and a manhunt is underway.

Ellis' status is currently unknown.

Profile

"President Andrew Ellis comes from a long line of wealthy public servants. He was educated in a private school and spent four years at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he proved himself to be a natural leader. He was considering a bid for the presidency during the last election but decided that the timing wasn't right.

Ellis aspires to build a brand new America and is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals.
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— In-game profile

History

Before Ellis was sworn in as the President, he was originally the Speaker of the House of Representatives and was later evacuated along with the surviving members of the federal government. When former President Mendez supposedly committed suicide from stress, Ellis was sworn in from a federal emergency bunker in an undisclosed location. Soon after he decided to return to Washington D.C.  As Air Force One approcahed it was shot down by a SAM likely under control of the True Sons at their Capitol Stronghold and crashed with Ellis on board, it was quickly assumed that the President was K.I.A.

The Division later raided the Bank Headquarters to recover what the Hyenas stole from Air Force One after the crash, and intercepted Hyena transmissions that revealed President Ellis is still alive and is currently being held by the Hyenas in the facility. The Division quickly finds his location and extracts him via helicopter. Ellis returns to the White House to continue his position as POTUS.

President Ellis then called for a meeting with Manny Ortega, Alani Kelso and another Agent at The White House, in which he confirms his reasons for returning in that samples of a Broad Spectrum Antiviral medication were sent to D.C. as a "continuity of government" measure and that he knows its location. The medication, according to Ellis, can cure viral infections, which includes Dengue Fever, the common cold, and even Green Poison. However, in order to access the exact location, Ellis requires the briefcase that he was carrying onboard Air Force One when it crashed. The Division believes that it is likely with the True Sons at the Capitol and Ellis orders them to get it back by any means necessary.

After The Division reestablishes the SHD Satellite Network, President Ellis gave a speech at The White House, saying that they would kick out the D.C. enemy factions, out of their castles once and for all. The Division soon after launched assaults at the District Union Arena, Roosevelt Island and Capitol Building respectively to do so.

After the successful assault on the Capitol Building, the True Sons' final Stronghold, the briefcase was brought back to the White House. However, as the Black Tusk invaded D.C., Ellis went missing once again, with no signs of struggle whatsoever.

After discovering the location of the Broad Spectrum Antivirals at a secret laboratory under the The White House South Lawn, a Division Agent discovers the antivirals have already been taken and an ECHO at the scene reveals that President Ellis was working with the Black Tusk all along and gave them the antivirals instead and then requests to use a satalite phone to contact Bardon Schaeffer's unknown superior.

The Division then desperately stormed the Black Tusk's stronghold at the Tidal Basin, the location where the antivirals were being stored. They were successful in their assault and the antivirals were retrieved with heavy losses to the Black Tusk. Although the rogue President's whereabouts are still currently unknown.

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