|Occupation||Mobile Suit Engineer|
Mike Howard (マイク·ハワード?) better known as Howard (ハワード Hawādo?) is one of the original engineers who designed the Tallgeese, along with the men who would become the Gundam engineers. Unlike them, however, he chose to live a relatively calm life, operating a salvage boat on Earth as part of the Sweeper Group. His Hawaiian shirts and wraparound shades make him the most colorfully dressed character in the series.
Howard is a laid back type of person.
Howard was one of the six scientists working on the first mobile suit the Tallgeese but left when the United Earth Sphere Alliance began to oppress the colonies. While still with OZ, he met a young Treize Khushrenada during Tallgeese's construction. However, Howard did not go to the colonies to build the Gundams, but instead stayed on Earth to establish a business on the sea shore as a member of the Sweeper Group, a group of salvagers.
During Operation Meteor, he helped Duo and Heero in repairs to their Gundams.
When OZ began a coup d'etat against the UESA, Howard helped out a defected Zechs Merquise and got him and the completed Tallgeese into space. He also retrieved Peacemillion, which he used as Zechs' refueling station. He later ran Peacemillion as the Gundam's base during their battle with White Fang, and he would repair all the Gundams and upgrade Heavyarms to Heavyarms Kai.
Howard survives the Eve Wars and stays at the former Lunar Base as custodian of the Gundams.