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Joshua T. Adams
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Joshua T. Adams (2016)
Basic Information
Name: Joshua T. Adams
Status: Alive
Age: 57/58
Date of birth: 1958
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: United States Air Force
Earth Space Defense
Profession: President of the United States
Rank: General
Family Information
Sibling(s): Erin Adams (sister, deceased)
Marital status: Married
Spouse(s): Janine Adams
Portrayal
Played by: William Fichtner
First appearance: Independence Day: Dark Fathom
Last appearance: Independence Day: Resurgence
Appears in: 1 film, 1 comic and 2 novels

Joshua T. Adams (born 1958) is a former United States General serving in the Earth Space Defense. During the post-War of 1996, Adams served as a United States Air Force officer and helped in foiling an alien attempt to devastate the North Atlantic seaboard via artificial tsunamis. During the War of 2016 following the death of President Elizabeth Lanford and all of her Cabinet at Cheyenne Mountain. He as the sole surviving member of the Cabinet was designated as successor and quickly sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

HistoryEdit

Early LifeEdit

Joshua T. Adams was born in 1958 to a naval service family in the Midwestern United States. He had a natural aptitude for problem-solving that showed at a young age, despite early struggles with his education.

Majoring in mechanical engineering at Ohio State, Adams had an initial interest to pursue a career in the United States Navy but was cut short when his sister, Erin died in a tragic boating accident that left Adams with a lifelong fear of the ocean.

Military CareerEdit

He eventually found solace and meaning in the US Armed Forces, Where he received numerous commendations over the course of his career - including the Legion of Merit - for his service in Afghanistan and South Korea. By 1994, he had achieved the rank of Captain.

War of 1996Edit

During the War of 1996, Adams maintained a key position as part of US intelligence, using his expertise in military strategy to help co-ordinate the global assault that would serve as humanity's principal reprieve from the extraterrestrial threat. With the Mothership destroyed, Adams' familiarity with the alien methodology, technology, and mindset marked him as the prime candidate for a military investigation of an additional extraterrestrial craft, newly discovered at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Adams was eager to serve his country and his planet, but was still battling his thalassophobia. However, he eventually assented to this new mission.

Later CareerEdit

Sometime after 1998, Adams eventually joined the Earth Space Defense and by 2016, had achieved the rank of General.

War of 2016Edit

During the upcoming 20th anniversary of the War of 1996, Adams was preparing to spend the day with his wife in an expensive suite when he was abruptly summoned to Area 51 in regards to the sudden activity of the alien prisoners that were once catatonic since the end of the war, as shown to him by Lt. G. Ritter. Adams wished to contact Director David Levinson but he was unreachable, as he was in Umbutu. Later, Ritter notified Adams about an unknown phenomenon that appeared near Saturn and destroyed Rhea Base, which prompted him to escalate Earth's alert level to red, and told his wife to go to her sister's.

When an unknown alien ship appeared on the Moon, Adams suspected the ship to be tied to the destruction of Rhea Base and mentioned this to President Elizabeth Lanford, who believed that the ship is preparing for an attack on Earth. The ship was then shot down by the ESD Moon Base. But a day after, the aliens from the War of 1996 returned in force in the form of an enormous mothership. Adams immediately cancelled the celebrations and activating Earth's defense systems.

A quarter of the way through the invasion, President Elizabeth Lanford and the rest of her cabinet was presumed dead after aliens breached the compound in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Adams was then sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Shortly after his sudden ascension, Adams was summoned to seeing the container that was recovered from the alien wreckage on the Moon and learning that the container released its passenger, an artificial intelligence, which informed its human audience that it was sent to rescue humanity. Upon learning the Sphere's importance to the invaders, Adams approved and oversee David Levinson's plan to create a trap for the alien's Queen.

Following after the Queen's death and the aliens' subsequent retreat from Earth, Adams congratulated Levinson.

GalleryEdit

Memorable QuotesEdit

I understand that many people around the world are tuning into this channel on their shortwave radios. To you out there and here at home make no mistake, this is humanity's last stand. What we do in the next 12 minutes will either define the human race or finish it. To those of you listening no matter your nationality, color or creed I ask that all of you pray for us. No matter our differences, we are all one people. Whatever happens...succeed or fail...we will face it together...standing as one.

AppearancesEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Lanford
President of the United States
2016–
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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