Protection Division

Good morning, recruit. My name is Warrant Officer Briggs, and I welcome you to the Protection Division. You have selected, or have been selected, to become a part of our division due to your exceptional physical abilities and achievements in the field. You have achieved much to earn your place here, but this is only the beginning of a new chapter in your life. You will be catapulted into a world you have not previously seen. A world consisting of teleporting abominations, hounds that endlessly pursue you, and potentially catastrophic scenarios.

Some of you of may feign shock, but you have always known that there was something alluding your senses in this world; this is simply your presumptions coming to fruition. Our work extends beyond that of simple grunt duties, and there is much to cover.

Your purpose is simple: you are the sword and the shield. We are the only ones who safeguard the Authority from whatever ungodly creation that has spawned from the darkest corners of the world. You have been selected because it is believed that you are one of the few who stand to safeguard the existence of the world as we know it. Prove your worth.

(CW-05) ██████ Briggs.

Introduction


Welcome to the Protection Divison! This division is responsible for the Authority's military operations, operating a sizeable ground and naval force. The Protection Division are the first responders in the event of a discovery of a potential anomaly, quickly securing and containing the area of occurrence. The Protection Division is also responsible over the Authority Intelligence Agency, whose function is rooting out potential espionage and securing intelligence leaks.

Civilian Obstruction Department

The COD, also known as the Civilian Obstruction Department, is a division within the Protection Division that seeks to limit public knowledge and minimize civilian casualties from anomalies outside of their designated black zones or containment breaches. Despite existing as a non-infantry branch of the Protection Division, the COD retains the ability to enact lethal countermeasures in the event of last resort or critical scenarios.

As of recent reports, civilian casualties under the Civilian Obstruction Department's oversight have been limited to approximately ██ thousand, with extraneous outliers included, such as the ████ attack on the Tibetan mountainside. Euthanization of affected civilians, particularly in cases where a cognitohazardous or memetic agent is involved, is authorized in order to curb or suppress propagation of said anomalous effects.

COD operatives are to be equipped with amnestic dispersal devices for on-site memory wiping, and are provided a standard issue sidearm. Said sidearms; however, are to remain in concealed carry at all times. Scenarios resulting in the disarming of involved COD personnel permit the use of taser batons (100 milliamps or higher) on human and non-human aggressors.

Operatives are entrusted with the safety of the civilian populous and are to ensure the protection of them by any means necessary. Operatives are additionally expected to acknowledge the risks of their duty, up to and including their own life.

SERVITE ET PROTEGE


The ASF, also known as the Authority Security Force, is the military wing in the Protection Division responsible for the general defense, security, and coordination of logistics within the Authority's sites, mobile command centers, and listening stations. The ASF serves as a rapid response force in the event of an internal or external threat within Authority installations, being able to rapidly organize its manpower within minutes of an occurring incident. All ASF personnel are additionally trained to specialize in various combat and support roles.

Personnel who excel in their duties may be provided various opportunities to advance in rank through available induction courses in order to obtain non-commissioned or commissioned officer designations. Upon graduation, personnel will be prepared to issue and relay commands to subordinate personnel and assume control over individual sections of garrisoned units.

While senior commissioned officers are charged with the administration of individual ASF garrisons at their respective facilities, all ASF personnel adhere to a centralized command structure, with central command being the senior-most platform. All orders pertaining to the function of the ASF and its personnel are issued or modified by central command and serve as the final authority.

DEFENSOR FORTIS


Authority Intelligence Agency

The AIA, also known as the Authority Intelligence Agency, is a specialist wing within the Protection Division. Currently existing as a ghost entity following the Cold War, the AIA does not officially adhere under the Protection Division. Due to this, the AIA does not operate under normal rank structure and exclusively receives and processes orders from its commanding officers. Currently, the AIA operates from an undisclosed location in ██████, Greenland, while maintaining listening stations in select regions of the world.

AIA field operatives are not recognized by other divisions and maintain a low-profile presence. Operating silently and efficiently, the AIA is not to interfere with their observed target unless otherwise necessitating immediate action, including and up to the termination of said target. The AIA maintains authorization to all weaponry and clearance to Authority-affiliated facilities. Clearance, however, may be revoked or modified by order of a Global Director.

Personnel are advised, in the event of the recognition of an AIA operative, to refrain from communicating or interacting with them under penalty of mission compromise. Personnel are additionally prohibited from disclosing their knowledge of said operative to other individuals, including commanding officers or head researchers.

TACITUS COLIMUS

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