Recovery Committee



Welcome to the Recovery Committee! This committee is responsible for the Initiative's military operations. The Recovery Committee are the first responders in the event of a potential anomaly, quickly securing and containing the area. The Recovery Committee is also responsible over the Initiative Intelligence Division, whose function is rooting out potential espionage and securing intelligence leaks.

DRTs are the Initiative's recovery, rescue workers, and re-enclosement specialists established around the globe. Their number one priority above all is to reduce the loss of human life by evacuating and rescuing civilians from any danger along with collecting potential anomalies. They are given a wide range of tools to do so, but are expected to keep their tools from their imperiled's vision, as they are the only branch of the Authority that actively and repeatedly interacts with civilians.

DRTs are also the main recruiter of the Initiative, responsible for bringing in most civilians into the fold, by giving them a chance to join the Initiative after being either exposed to the anomalous, saved by a DRT operative, or stabilized by a member of the Emergency Division. The recruits are then usually dispersed throughout the Initiative based on their skillset.


The Extraterrestrial Collection and Research Agency

The ECR Agency is a group tasked with the collection, research, and defense toward extraterrestrial life. The ECR Agency's activity can be dated back to 1639 when the first UFO sighting was recorded by John Winthrop.

The Agency has been allied with the Initiative since the Initiative's founding due to both of them specializing in extraterrestrial/anomalous vehicles, entities, minerals, and plants while leaving all terrestrial anomalies for the Initiative. However, the Agency has allowed the Initiative to assist in containing and researching extraterrestrial anomalies.

Another group that the Agency is directly operating with is NASA with their aeronautics projects and providing space shuttle prototypes recovered from UFO crash sites. A recently uncovered military document depicts an antigravity aerospace craft that has been in production since █████, █████. The Agency has confirmed with the Initiative that they are responsible for being a valuable asset in the spacecraft's production.

The Agency is highly secretive in its operations by creating foolproof cover stories, developing high-end amnesiants, and having minimal public incidents. However, few public figures and citizens know of the Agency as a common superstition dubbed "The Men in Black". This relates to their all-black attire and how they operate in the dark along with their rare appearances in public.

Meetings and discussions are held frequently to discuss matters of publicity, incidents, findings, etc. From recent discussions, the Agency has concluded that they have been having frequent incidents regarding media-related issues such as images, CCTV captures of ECR agents, and whistleblowers. However, a large majority of these issues have been resolved. Although, images are frequently circulating the internet and raising the risk of the Agency going public.

The IID, also known as Initiative Intelligence Division, is a specialist wing in the Recovery Committee responsible for the coordination of intelligence, counter-intelligence, cyber security, and espionage networks in and out of Initiative facilities. Operatives affiliated with the IID observe and track various leads pertaining to military, government, and commercial networks involving Initiative interests, concerns, and threats. All information collected by the IID is then processed to filter inconsistent or unreliable sources.

The IID is additionally responsible for public disinformation/obstruction campaigns, apprehending and interrogating unaffiliated witnesses to anomalous events or Initiative operations. Events requiring immediate or significant public concealment may result in the administration of amnesiants to all involved witnesses.

While maintaining a centralized command structure, IID personnel are provided significant flexibility during undercover operations and are allowed to enact appropriate countermeasures in the event of mission compromise. IID personnel are additionally permitted to enact staff observations/evaluations in the event of an active concern or suspicion pertaining to staff behavior, loyalty, or discretion.


Recovery Tones

The Recovery Committee primarily revolves around neutralization, acquisition, and re-enclosement of anomalous entities that are outside or have escaped the Initiative. While an article may be written about the testing of any anomalous item, that writing lends itself better to research committee. The objective of recovery is exactly as it says, recovering. This lends itself better to anomalous items that require force, constant watch, and a physical aspect that the other three divisions may not be able to provide.

Recovery Tone is entirely militaristic, and uses jargon, callsigns, and equipment to match. This also operates within their ideology, such as the chain of command that dictates who they answer to and when they answer to them. These are mainstays, and to break them by any soldier of any rank is a court martial or something far worse. Similarly, military culture operates on a "don't ask, don't tell" system, and it is very unlikely that any soldier would openly speak of any information not available to the general public on accident. That action suits much more towards research, who would freely share information between each other for the purposes of containment.

IID Tone is a tone that largely revolves around intelligence gathering, subterfuge, cold operations, and very rarely, conflict through assassinations and kidnappings. When writing an IID Tone, base it within the world, and give a grounded reason for everything that the agent writes. The tone is expected to be highly professional, with little to no jokes and "to the point" information that would allow a commander to skim over the report with his morning donut.

When posting a Recovery Tone article, make sure to add the "recovery-tone" or "iid-tone" tag. You should apply the Recovery theme to the article as well.

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