The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, better known by its acronym S.H.I.E.L.D., is a United States extra-governmental intelligence and security organization dedicated to protecting the nations and peoples of Earth from all threats, terrestrial or extraterrestrial.With its advanced weapons and extraordinary agents, S.H.I.E.L.D. is maybe the greatest military power on Earth. Run by Nick Fury and the World Security Council in the modern age, S.H.I.E.L.D. has to deal with all kinds of superhumans, demigods, and extraterrestrials.
The exact date of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s foundation is unknown, but it was formed shortly after World War II as a successor agency to the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR), an Allied deep science agency which fought against the Nazi sponsored special weapons division HYDRA during the war.
Howard Stark, an industrialist of great wealth and one of the most prominent members of the SSR along with Chester Phillips were among the founders of the new agency. One of the first agents of the new agency was Margaret “Peggy” Carter, the former partner of the American war hero Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America. The SSR continued as the scientific division of S.H.I.E.L.D. and continued to work on researching the advanced weapons captured from HYDRA
S.H.I.E.L.D.operates across the globe in huge mobile Helicarriers, but there are also regional offices in all the major cities of the free world. And several major bases out of which operations are conducted.
- The Triskelion (Primary HQ)
- The Hub (Operational planning and support)
- The Slingshot (Study and disposal of dangerous technology)
- The Fridge (High-security detainment and storage facility)
- The Sandbox (Study and disposal of hazardous or contagious material)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Zentrum (Medical facility)
Although most of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s operations are covert, the organization’s existence is known to general public.