Jim Houseman


US Secretary of Defense.

A friend of the DARPA Chief, he worked together with ArmsTech in the top-secret development of Metal Gear REX.

During Liquid Snake's uprising on Shadow Moses Island, Houseman commanded the suppression operation from AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System).

Worried that the existence of Metal Gear REX and the Genome Soldiers might go public, he plotted to kill off those involved using the FOXDIE assassination virus, then safely reclaim REX.

Upon hearing that Solid Snake destroyed Metal Gear REX, Houseman relieved Roy Campbell from his post and ordered an aerial bombing run to cover up all evidence.

President George Sears stepped in, however, exercising his authority to remove the Secretary from his post.