As a defense contractor that ostensibly works in systems integration, intelligence data management, and weapons streamlining, WIC is expected to be secretive.
This is the public branch of Willard International Consulting. Here is where they have employees who actually do mundane security consulting for governments and corporations. It is not just a good cover for their black operations; it also helps serve as a way to increase their networking contacts.
The real WIC. This is the organization decimated to locating, studying, and destroying NH (non human) entities. This division is composed agents as opposed to employees. Investigative Division is composed of several sections. The sections can be identified by color coded trim on their grey on-base uniforms or by the same color coding on shoulder patches on their combat fatigues. USCC: Uniform Section Color Code
Despite having different jobs, all Investigative Division Personnel are required to carry at least one sidearm at all times. Every agent from Investigative Division has also been trained in combat. Every Company agent is at risk, and is trained for how to deal with it.
Operations (OP): (USCC: black)
While every agent of the Company is trained in combat, it is Operations Section that conducts the missions. The other sections exist to support and assist operations. This is also where undercover operatives are sectioned.
Forensic Pathology (FP): (USCC: dark red)
This is the section that examines enemy kills, interrogates enemy prisoners, and gathers evidence from relevant sites. In that they have some passing similarity to a metropolitan police crime lab.
Science and Technology (S&T): (USCC: dark green)
This is the research branch that develops new weapons, ammunitions, armors, sensors, and other devices for combat use. They also examine any interesting captured technology.
Historical Research (HR): (USCC: dark orange)
A small section that works closely with S&T. They investigate past incidents of NH activity, archeological sites of interest, relics, and anything else from the past that might prove to be useful.
Construction and Maintenance (C&M): (USCC: dark blue)
Responsible for repairs, retrofitting and upkeep of Company facilities and vehicles.
Medical (Med): (USCC: white)
Field agents work closely with Operations. Medics, doctors, and other medical personnel.
Recruitment and Training (R&T): (USCC: brown)
These are the agents that find people who can be potential cadets and then train them into agents.
Communications and Cryptography (C&C): (USCC: dark violet)
These are in charge of maintaining secure communications, data, and electronic systems, and breaking enemy communications data, and electronic systems.
Public Relations (PR): (USCC: dark yellow)
This is the branch that acts as a liaison between host governments and the Company. They are also responsible for creating a buffer between the public and the Company and handling the media.
Command :(USCC: black)
Command is less of an official Section and more of an extension of Operations Section. This is the general term for Company officers Commander and above.
Ranks and Symbols:
As a private paramilitary organization, WIC has a mix of military, civilian governmental agency, and corporate qualities. Internally, Investigative Division is commanded and organized much like a military organization.
General (four silver stars),
Major General (three silver stars),
Lieutenant General (two silver stars),
Brigadier General, (silver star),
Commander (silver eagle),
Colonel (silver poplar leaf),
Section Chief (gold poplar leaf),
Major (pair of silver bars),
Captain, (pair of gold bars)
Lieutenant (silver bar),
Ensign (gold bar),
Sergeant (three white chevrons on a grey field with a white rocker under it.),
Agent First Class (three white chevrons on a grey field),
Specialist Agent (two white chevrons on a grey field),
Agent Basic (one white chevron on a grey field),
Patterns and Classes:
One of the main identification systems the WIC uses is Pattern Recognition. Nearly all paranormal entities emit various types of trace energy that can be detected with the right equipment. In fact, WIC refers to such paranormal entities as Pattern Registering Entities.
Naturally different types of entries give off different patterns of energy, hence their division and cataloging based on pattern.
Patterns are a roughly alphabetical code.
B: Bug (slang, for any insect or insect-like entity)
H: Human (for most purposes class designation is nonapplicable)
I: Iguanid (slang, for various types of Lizard-men. L was already in use)
O: Old Ones (rarely seen alive. Most scans done on cadavers)
P: Possession (still a clear Pattern H signature but overlaid with another)
Q: Quagmire (slang, amorphous liquid, some solid properties)
R: Robot (slang, any robot, mechanical or cybernetic, can be mixed with other patterns)
S: Spirit (any intangible or semi-intangible such as ghosts, poltergeists, banshees)
Silver: Sailor Senshi and Silver Millennium signature.
As yet Unassigned Pattern Codes:
F, J, K, M, N, T, U, X
Classes are a rough measure of the pattern intensity they are resolved in an exponential base two. Therefore a D3 is half the power of a D4 and an eight the power of a D5. These terms are only a rough indication of power and do not directly equivalent between different patterns.
Often the Pattern and Class codes are used as a shorthand. A V5 is a vampire of class 5. Which is of moderate power. However, extreme caution should be taken as a common ability of the higher classes is an ability to mask or reduce the intensity of their output.
Increasingly, the Company has seen hybrid Patterns. Entities that are a mix of two or more patterns. Such as a Demonic Sailor Senshi. In such cases the two pattern codes are put next to each other.
Examples: Silver-D 10, RV6
A partial list of common attributes to areas that the Company has been called in to.
A: Abductions. Area of unusually high missing person rate.
C: Cursed grounds, Potential for Permanent Physical/Mental Change
H: High latent energy area. Senor efficiency, range decreased.
M: Mass disappearance. Site of large missing population. Like the Shepard's Creek disaster.
N: Natives. Site of obscure isolated settlement. Often possesses unusual traits or powers.
Q: Location has been quarantined at some time in the past or is currently quarantined.
S: Spatial Temporal anomalies. Rare/ temporary usually minimal effects.
T: Naturally unstable for teleportation.
OC Operations Centre.
Three facilities. Largest facilities each can operate as a WIC headquarters and organize all WIC operations.
RBF Regional Base Facility
Smaller than an OC but still rather extensive.
TDG Training and Development Grounds
Mostly devoted to training, testing, and research.
14th Training and Development Grounds west of
DSF District Support Facility
Capable of running several field operations simultaneously and conducting in house examinations and experiments.
FCP Field Command Post
Often composed of mobile sections that can be airlifted or trailered in.
The facility South of Dalandzadgad,
TCP Temporary Command Position
Entirely mobile. Often in the back trailer section of a tractor-trailer.
Example: Tractor-trailer used as mobile C3 during the Furinkan Operation