Eli Whitney was born to a merchant class family on June 3rd, 2160 on the planet Elysium. At a young age, Eli was fascinated by the combat abilities of the Systems Alliance soldiers and enlisted in the cadets in the year 2173. After serving many years in the cadets, he went to Military College in the year 2179, where he received a degree in engineering and was given the rank of second lieutenant. He underwent special training, and became the commander of an Infiltrator pair.
- Whitney's name is that of the scientist, Eli Whitney, who invented interchangeable parts in 1798.