Intelligence & Special Operations Division

From Atlas
Intelligence & Special Operations Division
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Agency overview
FormedJuly 17, 1940; 82 years ago (1940-07-17)
Preceding
  • Office of Intelligence
HeadquartersLionsgate, Acronia
MottoNon sic dormit, sed vigilat
Agency executive
  • Louis Ravel, Director of Intelligence
Parent departmentMinistry of Defense
Parent agencyAcronian Special Forces Command

The Intelligence & Special Operations Division (ISOD) is a multipurpose intelligence service serving the Acronian government, tasked primarily with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT) - mostly collected through the execution of covert military or intelligence operations both inside the Union of Acronian Kingdoms and throughout Atlas. As one of the principal constituents of the Acronian Special Forces Command, the ISOD is lead by the Director of Intelligence (currently Louis Ravel), and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and his Cabinet.

Unlike other intelligence divisions within the Acronian Special Forces Command, the ISOD's field of operations is principally focused on overseas territories outside of the Acronian Union's borders. Domestic activity is very limited within the unit, as such operations are usually undertaken by other constituents of the Acronian Special Forces Command such as the Secret Security Agency (SSA). Moreover, the ISOD is the only government-operated intelligence agency in possession of a military division, which may carry out covert operations on behalf of the government, unless explicitly denied permission by the President or the Minister of Defense.

Based in Defense, Acronia, the ISOD is a direct successor to the Office of Intelligence, and was founded in 1940 at the onset of Great War II.