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The Authority Security Force (ASF) is the military wing of the Authority specializing in the containment of anomalies, security of facilities and personnel, and coordination of intelligence. All Authority-affiliated sites, mobile command centers, and listening stations are provided their respective garrisons to safeguard against potential internal and external threats. All inquiries and requests pertaining to the ASF and its activities are to be processed through central command.


A security administrator of Site-063, conducting an exercise with recently deployed ASF personnel.

Description: The Authority Security Force (ASF) serves as the primary military body for defense within numerous Authority installations, being able to rapidly organize and respond to isolated or site-wide situations, including containment, facility, and security breaches. While the majority of ASF duties are restricted to domestic settings, personnel may be periodically transferred (or request a transfer) to participate in field operations alongside MST units (Individual Augmentee (IA) program).

Training of recruits (also known as the Authority Induction Program (AIP)) encompasses a period of nine months. During the initial three months, recruits will exclusively undergo continuous sessions of physical conditioning, weapons training, and coordination of logistics under the guidance of an experienced instructor and two assisting personnel. For the remaining six months, recruits will additionally begin the advanced phase of the induction program and develop various technical skills, including: advanced first aid, basic fire protection, demolitions, and suppression tactics. Upon completion, graduating recruits will be provided their assigned locations proceeded by deployment.

Once deployed, personnel will be processed, equipped, and briefed by the presiding security administrator and assigned a pre-determined designation highlighting area of occupation:

  • IB-100: Basic Security Rotation
  • IB-130: Base Logistics
  • IB-230: Security Hub
  • IB-235: CSD Compliance
  • IB-280: Low-Level Containment
  • IB-325: Hazardous Materials
  • IB-400: Intake
  • IB-430: High-Level Containment
  • IB-500: Rapid Response Teams

ASF personnel firing a ballistic missile on Church of Malthus insurgent positions during an attack on Site-091.

Following assignment, personnel will then be placed under a probationary period where an experienced staff member (a non-commissioned officer) will assist and observe in the performance of said personnel. Probationary periods for low-priority assignments (IB-100 through 280) will proceed for a total of four months, whereas high-priority assignments (IB-325 through 400) will extend to five months. Due to the extremely hazardous environment of IB-430, only experienced/veteran personnel are permitted assignment under the exception of periods where additional manpower is required.1


ASF personnel mobilizing before proceeding on a routine patrol of Site-112's perimeter.

Personnel exhibiting meritorious service within the ASF may be marked for eligibility in entering the Non-Commissioned Officer Induction Course (NCOIC) to progress in rank, and will undergo further development of leadership and logistics training as well as observation of probationary and full-time personnel, with each level varying in difficulty from Sergeant through Sergeant Major. Non-commissioned officers may additionally be selected to participate within the Commissioned Officer Development Program (CODP), and, upon completion, be provided a commission to become an officer within the ASF.

Individual ASF garrisons typically consist of a battalion-sized detachment (1,000-1,200 personnel), whereas select facilities, such as mobile command centers and listening stations, instead contain a company-sized detachment (150-200 personnel).

All ASF personnel adhere to a centralized command structure. Individual installations will typically consist of senior commissioned officers serving as regional administrators in order to observe the organization, morale, and performance of garrisoned units. Administrative positions may be altered or extended under authority of central command. All ASF activities and operations are additionally subject to central command overview.

Equipment: All ASF personnel utilize the equipment pertaining to Authority standards as of ██/██/20██. Said standards include an organized collection of various NATO-issue armaments, with exclusive distribution of Russian-manufactured variants depending on region, specifically ASF units local to Eastern Europe and Central Asia. All distributions consist of various firearms designed to accommodate individual combat roles, allowing for increased unit flexibility and performance. Due to diverse mission requirements, personnel may be issued and familiarized with custom equipment, mission parameters permitting. Supplementary equipment includes tasers, flexible restraints, fragmentation and stun grenades, and gas masks.

All issued equipment is catalogued and registered under their respective serial number. ASF personnel are ultimately responsible for the maintenance, functionality, and completeness of said equipment upon conclusion of their deployment.

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