Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Hostage Rescue Team. Law Enforcement’s Tier 1 Counter-Terrorism unit.
The FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) is the counter-terrorism and hostage rescue unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The HRT is trained to rescue American citizens and allies who are held hostage by hostile forces, usually terrorists and/or criminals. The Hostage Rescue Team was founded in 1982 by Danny Coulson, former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, and completed its final certification exercise in October 1983.
It was originally composed of 50 operators. However, this number has since increased to well over 90 full-time operators. The HRT commonly functions as a high-level national SWAT team in extremely sensitive or dangerous situations. Today, it is part of the Tactical Support Branch of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) and is based at the FBI Academy at the Quantico Marine Corps Base, in Stafford County, Virginia.
The primary roles of the HRT are hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Secondary roles of the HRT include:
- Apprehending barricaded subjects - Executing helicopter operations and rescue missions - Executing mobile assaults - Performing high-risk raids, searches, arrests, and warrants - Coordinating manhunt and rural operations - Providing force protection for FBI personnel overseas
To a lesser extent, the HRT may deploy teams or individual operators to act as snipers, or to provide protective service details for certain high-profile federal witnesses or dignitaries. Teams provide support for missions overseas and support Joint Terrorism Task Forces. Teams at home and abroad perform typical law enforcement activities, such as making arrests, processing scenes for evidence recovery, and testifying in court.
The HRT has provided traditional law enforcement during hurricane relief operations, tactical surveys, and special events such as the Olympic Games, presidential inaugurations, and political conventions.
Prospective HRT operators are selected based upon their background and experience, as well as their demonstrated performance during the HRT selection course. The rigorous two-week selection process includes long-distance runs, forced marches, obstacle courses, and other tests of physical and mental stamina. Throughout the entire selection process, candidates are evaluated on their ability to think under pressure and to perform while physically exhausted. After a six-month initial training period known as “New Operator Training School” (“NOTS”), they are headquartered at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Both the selection course and NOTS are near mirror images of the 1st SFOD-D (“Delta Force”) selection and training courses, with some minor adjustments for mission differences. Experienced HRT operators assigned to observer/sniper teams are sent to the United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Basic Course. After successfully completing the course, they receive further instruction from HRT snipers. Maritime platoon operators are sent to a variety of maritime special operations courses, including Phase II of U.S. Navy BUD/S at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, California. HRT operators receive other specialized interoperability training from various U.S. Special Operations Command entities. HRT operators also conduct training with Allied nation counter-terrorism units such as the British SAS and German GSG-9.
When not operationally deployed, the HRT conducts full-time training for its members at various sites across the country. Two to three hours each day are set aside for physical training, a defensive tactics session, and combative training. One day a week is devoted to maintaining either perishable skills (such as fast roping, breaching, and photography) or specialized skills (such as mobile assaults, manhunt and rural operations), maritime operations, helicopter operations, parachuting, weapons of mass destruction training (provided by the United States Department of Energy), and cold weather operations. Three days are spent honing sniping or close quarters combat skills on the various training ranges available to the team. Biweekly, one day is allotted for gear maintenance. Discretionary time to be used by team leaders is built into the schedule. During a routine week of training, it is not unusual for HRT operators to fire 1,000 rounds of ammunition to keep their shooting skills honed. Every 12 to 18 months, the HRT also participates in at least one major combined exercise that may involve a variety of governmental entities, such as the FBI and the departments of Defense, State, Energy, and Homeland Security.
Three teams rotate through three 120-day cycles: training, operations, and support. During the training cycle, the team refreshes its skills and takes part in exercises, attends other courses, or trains with foreign and domestic units. During the operations cycle, the team is available for deployment (domestic or foreign). During the support cycle, the team works on special projects, maintains the HRT’s equipment, and conducts research.
The HRT is known to conduct joint training exercises and participate in exchange programs with US military units such as the US Army’s Combat Applications Group (otherwise known as 1st SFOD-D or Delta Force) or the U.S. Navy’s DEVGRU. The HRT routinely trains with other federal tactical teams such as the DEA’s FAST Team, the United States Border Patrol’s BORTAC unit or the United States Capitol Police’s CERT. Occasionally the HRT trains with French GIGN, British SAS and Special Boat Service, Irish Garda ERU, the Australian SAS, German GSG 9, and other international units. In addition to the HRT’s own facilities, the HRT routinely uses private and 1st SFOD-D Delta Force shoot houses and ranges. The HRT has also been known to train at Camp Peary and Harvey Point.
For all y'all playing Rainbow Six Siege right now, here’s a little bit about the wonderful men and women you’re playing as while you breach and clear your hearts out. From top to bottom.
Special Air Service (SAS):
British special forces. Established in 1941 as a regiment, reconstituted as a Corps in 1950. Serve in counter-terrorism, covert reconnaissance, direct action, hostage rescue, and human intelligence operations. Nicknamed the Regiment.
Motto: “Who dares wins”
Colors: Pompadour blue
Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN):
National Gendarmerie Intervention Group
French special operations. Established in 1973. Serve in counter-terrorism and hostage rescue operations.
Motto: “Sauver des vies au mépris de la sienne.”
“To save lives without regard to one’s own.”
Colors: Navy blue
Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9):
Border Protection Group 9 of the Federal Police
German federal law enforcement. Established after Black September, Palestinian terrorist movement during the Munich Summer Olympic Games in 1972 which resulted in the Munich Massacre. Serve in counter-terrorism, VIP protection, and special weapons and tactics operations.
Войска специальногоназначения (Spetsnaz):
Special Purpose Forces
Umbrella term encompassing numerous Post-Soviet Russian special forces and operations groups.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Weapons and Tactics (FBI SWAT):
Specially trained American agents who specialize in high-risk situations. SWAT Teams are very versatile and are deployed to handle situations such as tubular assaults, car stops, counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, aircraft highjackings, and operations in WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction) environments.
Hope you guys thought this was as interesting as I did.
Just curious, since I never see anyone talk about them. What head cannons do you have for any of the operators from r6s?
i will gladly share some of the R6S headcanons me and @capt-pissoff came up with:
— The SAS boys (and probably other operators as well) call Thatcher ‘Margaret’ when he’s not present. — Smoke has his nipple (or maybe both) pierced. — Rook smokes sometimes. Doc greatly disapproves. — Mute is the only child in the family and was born when his parents were in their late 30’s or early 40’s already, so they are very protective of him. They were harshly against his relationship with Smoke at first, but accepted it eventually. — Monika can easily tell Dominic from his identical twin brother. Cedrick once tried to hit on her as if he was Dominic, but his attempt apparently failed. — Blitz and IQ are BFF and love each other in the sweetest platonic way, so there’s no need for Jäger and Bandit to be worried when these two spend time / work together (i mean apart from the rest of the GSG-9 unit). — As a doctor, Gustave has no forbidden grounds to talk about, and it shocks Julien from time to time. But Doc loves making Rook blush tbh. — Everyone starts humming Emmanuelle’s theme by Pierre Bachelet when Twitch walks in. She hates the song. And the movie. And the rest of the crew when they do this. — Thatcher looks younger than his actual age. Sledge must be thinking he’s a vampire and sleeps with his caber under their bed, just in case. I’m kidding. — I bet Valkyrie likes to gently slap Blackbeard’s wonderful butt, she believes it brings her luck. — Blitz likes to joke around with his comrades by using his flash shield to blind them, he finds it funny. — When the GSG-9 guys drink with the Russian unit, they end up singing and dancing to Dschinghis Khan - Moskau. — As we all know, Thermite is Irish-American, so I like to imagine he actually speaks at least a little Gaeilge. — Mute is jealous when Smoke refers to his remote gas grenades as ‘my beauties’.
•Buck: (Screaming) “GUYS!!!! BREAKFAST IS READY!!!!!” •Blackbeard: (yawns) “Ok.. Ok.. I’m up, Buck. What’s for breakfast today?” •Buck: “Scrambled eggs, toast, and bacon.” (Hands Craig a plate) •Blackbeard: “WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?!!! THIS ISNT BACON THIS IS HAM!!!!!” •Buck: “But this is bacon, we eat it all the time in Canada.” •Blackbeard: “Yea….. in Canada. In America we have a higher expectations of our bacon.” •Jäger: “What’s all the fuss about?” •Blackbeard: “Sébastien doesn’t know what true Bacon is!” •Buck: “This is bacon!!!” •Jäger: “Ja, but with Monica going to college in America, she has gotten the whole GSG 9 unit hooked on American Bacon. I mean I love her but she can go insane over bacon and if she sees this….. well….. how could I say it so you could understand? Oh… I know…. You’re screwed.” •I.Q. : “Did I hear someone say breakfast?!?!” •Jäger: “Oh god, she’s up, I don’t want to be here when she goes off on you.” (Walks out of kitchen) *5 minutes later* •Buck: (Screaming) “PLEASE, MAKE IT STOP!!!!”
A/N: I just watched Civil War again so this is becoming more like the movie, aka including parts from the movie with other characters. It also inspired me a ton and this is definitely going to be more than 4 parts lol and JESUS FUCK THIS IS LONG. (feedback is immensely appreciated!!!)
Request: Hi, I was wondering if you could do a one shot to you being Tony’s daughter and choosing Cap’s side during Civil War and you end up taking a bullet for Bucky?
Request: Could you do a story where the reader is in charge of taking and keeping Bucky at a safe house for a month or so and after being uneasy at first they start falling for each other? And can it also involve movie nights, stargazing, comforting each other through nightmares, and skinny dipping? Can be complacent with Civil War or not. Thank you! ❤️
You were woken up from your unexpected slumber when you tried to roll over to your side, the pressure making pain shoot through your shoulder. Wincing, you rolled back over onto your back and opened your eyes. As they adjusted to the light coming from the window beside you, you noticed you weren’t on the couch, but on your bed still in your clothes from yesterday.
When you tried sitting up, you were stopped by more stabbing pains in your shoulder. You looked down at the wound and moved your shirt so you could see the bandage that was dotted with blood. You sighed, pulling your shirt back into place and you gently swung your legs off your bed to touch the floor.
Once you had successfully gotten out of bed, you spent a solid five minutes struggling to take off your jeans and put a pair of clean sweatpants on. When you were done you looked over to the full length mirror leaning against the wall showing your exhausted expression and messy hair. You brushed your good hand throughout your hair, trying to untangle it before walking out into the living room. The first thing on your to do list was to rewrap your wound.