Air Tactical: Division of Section handling strategic air
capabilities including reconnaissance and air to ground missile strikes. Mission targets
can be changed mid flight at a word from Operations. I would assume this division also
handles all flights to and from active missions. (Fleet appears to include a General
Dynamics F-16C "Fighting Falcon" as seen in S3 "Looking for Michael" -
at least that's what it looked like).
BioTech: Department responsible for Intel and
research within the field of Biotechnology. Operatives in this department assist in
outlining protocol for Sectionís response to biotech emergencies.
Comm: Short for Communications. Department is
responsible for all aspects of communication within Section One. Duties include Intel
gathering, target profiling, mission tactical, Section technical security, satellite
uplinks, encryption, decoding, etc. Seymour Birkoff was head of Comm for several years,
Kate Quinn replaced him at his death in late S4.
Containment: Containment is a location within Section rather than a functioning
department. Containment is a set of cells accessed by heavy steel doors. The area, also
surrounded by a steel gate, requires the proper clearance for access. Targets and hostiles
are held in containment prior to interrogation.
Cryptoanalysis: Cryptoanalysis is the department
responsible for verification and analysis of any and all encrypted messages or Intel.
Separate from Comm.
Retrieval and Verification (DRV) : DRV is located in a
lower level of Section One and is responsible for gathering and verifying information on a
global scale. Operatives spend hours in front of monitors proofing satellite photos and
transmissions. The head of DRV, an operative named Menz, was demoted after disobeying a
direct order from Michael in S3 when Michael was acting head of Section.
Training facility for new recruits. While at the Farm recruits learn weapons and
ordinance, martial arts, systems, tactical strategy, etc. The Farm was first seen in S4
"Time To Be Heroes" when new recruits were trained on an accelerated clock to
replace the manpower at Section Eight. Walter is transferred to The Farm in the S4 finale.
Housekeeping: The department within Section responsible for cleaning up any evidence or
indication of Sectionís presence during a mission. Housekeeping will remove bodies,
equipment, damaged property or any other collateral that may indicate an incident
The department within Section that provides medical attention. Medical will attend to both
Section operatives and hostiles as needed. Doctors and nurses are all recruited Section
operatives. Medical has access to state of the art equipment and the latest developments
in medical research.
Munitions: Location of
Sectionís arsenal and equipment inventory. Head of Munitions is Walter. All equipment
and weapons are issued from Munitions with the proper clearance. Weapons and gear are then
returned to Munitions after a mission is complete and logged back into inventory. Walter
has also developed weapons and explosives specifically for Section use. Munitions
inventory is closely watched by Madeline and Operations.
Perch, The: Another name for Operationsí office. The Perch overlooks Comm and
the common area where briefings are conducted.
only once in S3 "Walk On By". Michael asks Nikita if she's notified Procedures
regarding her mother's quest to find her daughter. She says, "No, they'll take
extreme action". It is my assumption that Procedures handles any security breaches or
anomalies surrounding the former lives of Section operatives and then formulates a
response to insure integrity of the operative's cover. Other duties of this department are
Reprogramming: Located on Level 3, Reprogramming is an evaluation department for Section
operatives. Here, Section ops are put through their paces and assessed as to whether they
meet the physical and psychological requirements of Section. A typical complete physical, psychological and
emotional evaluation takes a week.
Retirement: Located on
Level 8, little is known about ďRetirementĒ. Walter is sent there for a brief
time believing it is a place where medical experiments are conducted. He returns to
Section wishing he could stay in retirement! Not such a bad place after all. . .
A location within, rather than a department of, Section. Systems is also an alternate
briefing site where 3-D images are utilized to review mission profiles. Systems is the
location of most of the research terminals or workstations used by the operatives.
Tactical is a function performed rather than an actual department. Usually the team leader
reports to Comm where he/she will coordinate with Birkoff/Quinn to provide tactical
oversight (oversight of the mission profile) to the active teams.
Transit: Transit is the department
containing all of Section's mobilization needs. They provide transportation to and from
missions, personal vehicles for the operatives, and any vehicles required for undercover
missions. Their fleet is substantial and diverse.
White Room, The: Located deep within Section One, the White
Room is where interrogations are performed. Targets are restrained in steel chairs and
interrogated by Madeline, Operations or the Team Leader. Motivation to speak is often
provided by the Torture Twins.