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Formed: c. 1998
Disbanded: c. 2011
Parent Agency: USSTRATCOM

Title

Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team

The Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team was a top-secret special military agency formed by USSTRATCOM (United States Strategic Command) under the direct control of the U.S. President.

Its primary mission was to gather information related to biological weapons and produce effective countermeasures. It took charge of intelligence gathering, security activities and special operations focused on activities aimed at destroying the Umbrella Corporation and its illicit operations. It later took charge in handling bioterrorism incidents.

History

Creation (1998)

The Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team was created in direct response to the 1998 t-virus outbreak in Raccoon City as a specialized team with combat experience against B.O.W.'s (Bio Organic Weapons). After the incident, the military took survivors Leon S. Kennedy and Sherry Birkin into custody. High-ranking government official Adam Benford took notice of Kennedy for his unique experience and coerced him to join the organization in exchange for Birkin's safety. With Birkin's antibodies, the agency gained a direct countermeasure against the G-virus. Former S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) officer Barry Burton also joined the agency after the incident.

Upon discovering that the elite Delta Force (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta) were wiped out in anti-B.O.W. combat during the Raccoon City incident, the U.S. military planned a swift review of a military unit specializing in B.O.W. countermeasures. There was a very real threat of biological weapons going out of control, and this was clearly evident not only from incidents involving Umbrella, but other factions such as H.C.F.

Critical in dealing with incidents involving biological weapons was the ability to react quickly. On the ground, what mattered most was B.O.W. combat experience. Agents were hand-picked for this experience and operated under the direct control of the President. They did not answer to any federal or national investigative branch, but possessed top intelligence clearance levels and access to sensitive materials gathered by other arms of the federal government. They were also authorized to use extreme and lethal force in the execution of their duties and their primary objective was Anti-Viral Weapon Protocol No. 7600, to eradicate the viruses manufactured by Umbrella.

The agency specialized in dealing with bioterrorism not easily handled through conventional means. Agents charged with special missions were often assigned dedicated operators to serve as contact and support personnel with orders and information given via portable data terminals. This was a special measure to ensure no knowledge of a mission conducted under direct presidential orders, even if an agent failed in their mission. If an agent were to be killed or captured, their links to the agency would be cut and the government would make no effort to save them or negotiate their release.

Operation Javier (2002)

In 2002, a former Umbrella researcher escaped judicial eyes and fled to the small country of Amparo, South America. Intelligence indicated he contacted drug lord Javier Hidalgo, leader of the Sacred Snakes crime syndicate. However, both disappeared soon after. The government planned a cooperative offensive against Hidalgo with local elements and suspected Hidalgo of developing and purchasing biological weapons. Due to the presence of an Umbrella asset and potential B.O.W. involvement, the President ordered the Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team to lead the operation.

Leon S. Kennedy was selected and partnered with USSOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) soldier Jack Krauser while supported by an operator, Hannah. They confirmed that Hidalgo purchased B.O.W.'s from Umbrella and its rival company and that the syndicate had a primitive B.O.W. development program known as "CODE:Remnants." They also discovered that Hidalgo's daughter Manuela Hidalgo was infected with the t-Veronica virus but hadn't mutated, prompting Kennedy to investigate the possibility that her lack of mutation may provide an opportunity to develop countermeasures against t-Veronica.

The trio learned that Manuela's organs were being regularly transplanted with those of abducted local girls of the same age in order to slow t-Veronica and prevent the virus from transforming her. Afterwards, they prevented the largest biohazard in history after Hidalgo became the V Complex which threatened to spread t-Veronica throughout the Amazon. Kennedy then brought Manuela into U.S. government custody so that t-Veronica countermeasures could be studied.

Spencer Rain Incident (Sep. 2002)

In September 2002, a terrorist group led by former Umbrella employee Morpheus D. Duvall attacked the Umbrella Development Laboratory Paris Branch and stole a large quantity of the t-virus. The group then sea-jacked the Spencer Rain luxury cruise liner owned by Umbrella and purposefully spread the virus on-board.

Then, Duvall issued demands to the American and Chinese governments for $50 billion each or missiles carrying the virus would be launched at major cities in each nation. In response, agent Bruce McGivern was deployed to the ship to recapture the virus and stop Duvall. By cooperating with agent Fong Ling of the Chinese MSS (Ministry of State Security), McGivern was able to stop Duvall. As a result of this terrorism, the Umbrella Corporation lost many valuable samples and customers.

Rochester Incident (2005)

In 2005, Tyler Howard of the R.P.D. (Rochester Police Department) survived the bioterrorism incident utilizing the t-virus in Rochester, Minnesota. This experience led him to be scouted by the Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team.

Philosophy University Incident (Aug. 2010)

In 2010, Tyler Howard was deployed to Philosophy City in Western Australia to investigate a Zombie incident at Philosophy University. He also harbored a personal desire for the mission as his father, former Umbrella researcher Ryan Howard, worked at the university. He cooperated with BSAA (Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance) agents and brought the incident to an end.

Eastern Slav Republic Incident (Feb. 2011)

In 2011, Leon S. Kennedy was deployed to the Eastern Slav Republic to investigate B.O.W. use in the midst of a civil war. The corpse of a Licker Beta was discovered by the U.S. government on a security camera feed in an Eastern Slav warehouse. Unknown to the government, the corpse was planted by Ada Wong to force intervention that would help her achieve her own mission to steal the synthetic Plaga developed by the government of Svetlana Belikova, unknowingly hired by National Security Adviser Derek C. Simmons.

Shortly after Kennedy arrived in the country, the U.S. government issued a recall notice to all American citizens and government personnel to vacate the country while it coordinated an offensive with the Russian government. However, Kennedy refused to leave and continued the investigation, locating the dying CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) agent "Scarecrow" and confirming B.O.W. use. He was briefly captured by anti-government forces and uncovered Svetlana Belikova's endorsement of B.O.W. use in a scheme to wipe out the anti-government forces and gain United Nations membership by showing that the country could handle bioterrorism. Belikova was subsequently deposed and exiled by a U.S. and Russia military coalition along with her supporters.

Following the incident, President Adam Benford disbanded the Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team and replaced it with the DSO (Division of Security Operations) and FOS (Field Operations Support). 1

Footnotes

  1. 1. Leon S. Kennedy File