Special Tactics and Rescue Service
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The Special Tactics and Rescue Service are successors of The Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (Please, try not to get mixed up between the two groups). Led by Hakimaru and Sillychilly, they are currently protecting East Grayside in the place of the old STARS.
STARS - A Brief History
The New STARS was formed from the ashes of the old Special Tactics and Rescue Service. The group really didn't have any history. That's why this bit is brief.
STARS - A Longer History
The New STARS was formed from the ashes of the old Special Tactics and Rescue Squad under Supreme Commander Serge. The group quickly re-established itself under the leadership of John Killah (the cop), re-grouped, and became the most powerful survivor group within East Grayside. When John Killah retired, leadership was given to Dan (Hakimaru). It soon became evident that STARS had done its job too well; zombies, aside from a few random ferals, were no longer a threat to East Grayside with the exception of any Big Bash event that might come around (which didn't occur). Attempts were made by the group to send expeditionary forces to aid surrounding suburbs, but proved to be ineffective. Inactivity rose from this boredom, and recruitment fell off gradually. Thus, STARS's track record is bittersweet. It had accomplished all of its goals, but because of that, fell into decline.
PRE REFORM -- All STARS recruits who joined prior to the reform endured a basic training course to best fit their role. They were put into a "Hellhound" cell which trained them in FIREARMS COMBAT, FIRST AID, AND CONSTRUCTION. Once this course was completed, they were transferred to a "Cerberus" cell to hone these new skills. After inspection by their squad leader, these forged recruits graduated under the new title of 2nd Lieutenant. Graduates were assigned to the main forces, or to the Hunter-Killer spec ops unit. Any other skills not covered by their squad leaders (such as melee combat or science) could be spent of their own accord.
Main Forces responsibilities were to maintain the suburb's barricades, kill any zombies in and around the suburb, and maintain revive points. They were also called upon for combat around the Wray Heights, Scarletwood, and Kempsterbank areas. Further service resulted in promotions to 1st Lieutenant; these NCO's helped command members alongside their leaders. Further service resulted in the first batch of STARS Captains (Jill Valentine13, James Madley, and STARS Brute). They are excellent and honed for DEFENSIVE-COMBAT.
Hunter Killers were SPEC OPS; what more can you say? Their records were deleted after the reform, but they were only accepted into this group for good service concerning good intuition, among other unknown standards.
POST REFORM -- After the reform, STARS needed to quickly get back on its feet. Basic training was done away with, and recruits were tossed straight into the fire. They were forced to QUICKLY DEVELOP THEIR OWN SKILLS AND TO BE ADAPTIVE to their situation in East Grayside. Recruits who gave good service, or who had been a previous member from before the reform, were given a promotion to 2nd Lieutenant. Captains retained their former status, with one being promoted to Major (STARS Brute).
If you have any questions concerning the legitimacy of any of your own prospective recruits claiming to be a STARS veteran, or if you have questions concerning when your STARS veteran served, please refer to STARS Brute in-game, or any other known active former STARS veteran Commanders.
THIRD INCARNATION -- STARS is currently entering its third incarnation as a Pro-survivor group. The decision to reform STARS was made by Sillychilly, who enlisted the help of Malton City veteran, Hakimaru. Hakimaru's extensive combat training, and the ability to make calm decisions in the face of danger, prompted Sillychilly to request his assistance.
13th December 2008: The new Wiki is up! - Go Us!--The Cop 20:38, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
14th December 2008: Open to the public baby! - --The Cop 18:34, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
30th December 2008: STARS is beginning it's new operations in East Grayside - --The Cop 00:50, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
31st December 2008: STARS has worked out a tagging pact with the SOS Brigade concerning East Grayside - --The Cop 17:51, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
4th January 2009: Major wiki page changes - --Kewabara1 22:49, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
14th January 2009: STARS is back - On the Stats Page. Go us! - --The Cop 22:32, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
10th Feburary 2009: STARS recently passed the Intelligence Agency Act, creating the new SID - STARS Intelligence Division. --The Cop 22:49, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
25th February 2009: Due to the recent Amendments on the Intelligence Agency Act, The STARS Board of Commanders has been slightly tweaked. --The Cop 01:14, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
8th March 2009: As of the 8th of March 2009, The Special Tactics and Rescue Service has officially declared war on the murderous group of pH. May god be with all in Wray Heights. STARS Defcon Level reaches Level 1 for first time. --The Cop 00:49, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
22nd March 2009: With the war on PH waning slightly because of the MOB, STARS Defcon Level was revised to 2. STARS is currently returning to normal operations in East Grayside. --The Cop 23:54, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
3rd May 2009: Things have been quiet lately while STARS Reorganises itself with the end of the meager 2nd PH War. STARS is currently recommiting itself to returning the infrastructure of East Grayside to fully operational. --The Cop 14:50, 3 May 2009 (BST)
2nd June 2009: In a new break from old STARS's tradition, The Medals have now been replaced with Ribbons. While they may have been changed, the criteria hasn't. Two new Ribbons have been introduced as well. Also, STARS recently passed the Intelligence Clearence Act, listing the different levels of clearence within STARS. It is of note that SID (STARS Intelligence Division) has assigned all Members of the General Population Level 1 Clearence to all Public Sectors of the Group Forum. --The Cop 00:51, 2 June 2009 (BST)
18th June 2009: Congratulations to Rebecca Chambers, who has become the Commander of the newly created DoTS (See full name below under BoC Members), and also becoming a Board of Commanders Member. She has been awarded the Commanders Ribbon! She is tasked with keeping STARS's interests safe. --The Cop 00:45, 18 June 2009 (BST)
17th July 2009: STARS is currently undergoing Activity Tests and Embassy Assessments. All active Members and Allies of STARS, please refer to the sent e-mails for information.--The Cop 03:36, 17 July 2009 (BST)
4th August 2009: STARS Wiki Page has undergone an update ---The Cop 21:34, 4 August 2009 (BST)
8th September 2009: As of this day, I have stepped down and handed power over to my successor - Ichigo, congratulations man! ---The Cop 00:09, 9 September 2009 (BST)
8th November 2009: A wiki update has been done. -STARS Brute
25th January 2010: Another Wiki update. -STARS Brute
23rd June 2010: Updating the wiki on STARS's demise. The group, after a long period of inactivity, is now considered dead. Historical status is now pending. STARS veterans are encouraged to join one of their former allies' groups (TF141 has taken an interest). Good luck out there, and wear your badge proudly. -STARS Brute.
The Second PH War
The STARS HQ Area
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