Willem van der Meer is a ECA general in the Goo'iiki universe. After the GLA incursion in Central Europe, then Captain Willem was deployed to Germany where he and his combat engineers assisted in the disposal of countless explosives and the reconstruction of vital infrastructure, the loss of which had utterly crippled the already troubled EU economy. Thanks to his expertise in fortifications and pioneer works, he was once again called upon a few years later, when the Alliance of Nations introduced strict regulations on emigration and turned its outermost borders into an impenetrable wall. Never again should the people of the Alliance face the threat of an invasion on their home soil without ample preparation. He was part of the Fortanian Defense.