Jackson Cole was the first Director of the U.S. organization known as Vanguard. He helped to make Vanguard the most powerful organization in the United States and second in the world only to S.H.I.E.L.D.. He was assassinated while in his home by an unknown assailant. Upon his death Brian Grace was made the new Director of Vanguard.
Jackson Cole is subject to all human vulnerabilities and limitations.