The Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, or BSAA for short, is an organization founded by the Federation of Pharmaceutical Companies at the request of the U.S.A. Officially backed by the United Nations, their main purpose is to combat, prevent, and exterminate bio-terrorism.
One of their duties is to track down B.O.W.s and other such viral weaponry developed by Umbrella and illegally sold on the black market to bio-terrorists. To aid them in their duties, the BSAA possess advanced technology and deploy skilled personnel in their ranks. They have branches stationed around the world, such as in America, in Europe, and in Africa. The BSAA headquarters are located in the United Kingdom.
The BSAA was founded by Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Clive R. O'Brian, and a further eight others shortly after the fall of Umbrella to combat the increasing numbers of B.O.W.s being sold on the black market as a result of its collapse. As a non-governmental organization ("NGO"), their funding came from the Federation of Pharmaceutical Companies, a group of highly-influential medical corporations that wanted to distance itself from Umbrella by condemning bioterrorism in a much more obvious way. As a result of their success and the large proliferation of B.O.W.s, which obviously produced a high demand for anti-B.O.W. assignments, the BSAA soon expanded greatly in numbers, establishing headquarters around the world.
In 2004, the BSAA participated in the Terragrigia Panic, in which the Mediterranean city was attacked by the mysterious bioterrorist organization "Il Veltro", who had managed to obtain an army of Hunter B.O.W.s. The BSAA reluctantly abandoned the city along with the American-led Federal Bioterrorism Commission; although Veltro had been eliminated, allowing the Americans to simply destroy the city was controversial in that it demonstrated how governments were unwilling to fight bioterrorist threats personally.
In 2005, Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani investigated the cruise ship Queen Zenobia in search of the missing Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat, unaware that their location had been falsified, finding it infested with bizarre creatures spawned by the t-Abyss virus. Meanwhile, the real Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat searched for suspected remnants of Veltro in Finland. After some hours of investigation, it was discovered that FBC Commissioner Morgan Lansdale, was the calculating mastermind behind the incident the previous year, with the sudden reappearance of Veltro being O'Brian's own conspiracy to trick Lansdale into revealing evidence implicating himself. With his arrest, the FBC fell from grace and was soon after absorbed into a remodelled BSAA, now under UN control.
Also in 2005, though possibly after the collapse of the FBC, Curtis Miller and Frederic Downing took part in bioterrorist attacks in Harvardville; the first incident at Harvardville Airport, with a second at WilPharma's biodome. Per the United States' attitudes to non-American forces' presence on its soil, BSAA assistance was turned down in favor of the deployment of Marines to clear both attack zones of zombies. Chris Redfield hoped that, if a situation became too hard for the U.S. to handle on its own, they would ask the BSAA for help.
In 2006, the BSAA discovered the location of former Umbrella CEO Oswell E. Spencer's European hideout. With the intention of capturing Spencer, Chris and Jill were dispatched to the mansion later that year. However, the mission did not go as planned. Upon arrival, Chris and Jill encountered Spencer's dead bodyguards and many B.O.W.s called Blobs. They eventually found Spencer lying dead, murdered by Albert Wesker. After a one-sided battle, Jill tackled Wesker out the window to save Chris, and the two fell into the rocky chasm below.
After 3 months of searching the coast, no bodies were found and the two were presumed dead. The BSAA created a gravestone in the memory of Jill, adding her name to the list of operatives killed in the line of duty. Chris was shaken by the loss of his partner, and often visited her tombstone with many flowers. Jill was in-fact alive and taken by Wesker so he could exact his revenge upon her. Her body was used as a testing ground for his latest endeavor, Uroboros.
In 2008, Sheva Alomar joined the BSAA, and was assigned to the West African branch. She was taken under the wing of Captain Josh Stone. The two became close friends, Josh even told Chris that she became the little sister of the team.
In March 2009, Chris and Sheva were dispatched to investigate a black market deal involving Ricardo Irving and stop a mysterious virus from spreading. Chris received information implying that Jill may be alive and strayed from the mission to find her. Eventually, Jill is found alive and freed from Wesker, whose plans are thwarted, and whom is subsequently eliminated. The Plaga outbreak in Kijuju is stopped though loses to the organization are heavy; survivors include; Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Sheva Alomar and Josh Stone.
Global Bioterror AttackEdit
In December 2012, the BSAA was deployed to a warzone in Edonia, Eastern Europe, where a Bio-terrorist attack had occurred. Several members of Chris Redfield's team were killed by an unidentified female Bio-terrorist who referred herself as "Ada Wong", only he and Piers Nivans survived.
Six months later, in June, Neo-Umbrella claimed to have struck the American city of Tall Oaks hard, creating many zombies by utilizing the C-Virus' airborne-infection properties. Both because of the American sense of self-support and because of Derek C. Simmons' plans, the BSAA was refused assistance in the country yet again. This meant that the BSAA could concentrate its forces in Lanshiang, which was the second of the two targets. Neo-Umbrella itself had created a base in Lanshiang where the organization could continue experimenting on C-Virus.
There was two bioterrorist events in the Chinese province of Lanshiang, the first was a co-ordinated strike by J'avo, who proceeded to butcher civilians in the city of Waiyip; then later on a missile laced with the C-Virus was fired at Tatchi and proceeded to infect tens of thousands of people immediately.
The standard uniform of the BSAA consists of light gray combat fatiques, gloves and combat boots, and a green bullet proof vest. However this is only standard to SOU's, SOA's usually wear different outfits based on individual preference, and conditions of a specific mission.
Weapons and EquipmentEdit
During 2005, BSAA operatives are equipped with the M92F. However, only Jill, Chris and Keith are seen using this as their default sidearm while Jessica and Parker are equipped with the G18 and Handgun Government respectively. BSAA operatives also have the G36 as their primary weapon, along with the M3 as seen equipped by Parker, Chris and Keith.
In 2009, the standard weapons for BSAA operatives are the SIG 556 (modified to fire on full auto) and the Beretta 92FS, though some have specific weapons individual to themselves; such as Jill Valentine, who exclusively uses a Px4. They also use many other weapons including shotguns, sniper rifles, along with assault rifles and submachine guns. A fallen BSAA soldier in the marshlands also had an S&W M29, and those hanging from Ndesu's waist band are carrying other pistols.
In 2012, the assault rifles are replaced by Assault Rifle for Special Tactics mainly used by Chris and other members of the BSAA Chris also has a Nine-Oh-Nine as his sidearm, but it is not seen being used by other operatives. Piers however, uses an Anti-matériel rifle along with his MP-AF as his secondary weapon. Clean-up crews are seen using flame throwers to dispose of hazardous material; its use as a weapon is unknown.
The BSAA also has a bio-scanner called 'Genesis', developed by Quint Cetcham. It is used to scan B.O.Ws and such as well as produce Green Herb upon reaching 100% of the data. However, after 2005, this equipment seems to no longer exist.
The BSAA is also seen to process advanced military vehicles including helicopters, HMVs, jeeps, and armored personnel carriers, though they seem to lack heavier armored vehicles. In Edonia they used helicopter gunships against J'avo and ground attack planes against an insurgent-deployed Ogroman.
Deployment and structureEdit
Since the UN-backed expansion, the BSAA was separated into eight distinct branches based around regions.
These branches are not limited to their own jurisdictions, and teams may be sent out to other regions. In the Kijuju investigation of 2009, the first team to arrive in the city was the North American branch's "Alpha Team" which, after its destruction, was replaced by West Africa's "Delta Team". During the BSAA's deployment during the Edonian civil war, the North American Alpha Team (now under new administration) was sent into Europe as part of a large joint-operation with the Europeans. In Lanshiang, China the following year, elements of Alpha Team again served alongside other branches; this time, the Far Eastern branch.
Aside from being split into units (the "Special Operations Units"; SOU), BSAA branches also have "Special Operations Agents" (SOA). The main purpose of the SOU is to infiltrate the base of suspected bio-terrorists, directly combat any B.O.W.s or other threats, and capture the bio-terrorists. The SOU teams are generally made up of twelve members, assigned in three four-man units. This allows for a large amount of flexibility, as a unit may be assigned to another team for a specific mission.
The SOAs are most often a single person, often assigned to investigate suspicious activities. They are the eyes and the ears of the BSAA, and are usually referred to as simply 'Agents'. In some cases, an agent may be assigned a partner for a difficult mission, or as backup. Members of the SOA are higher ranked and more skilled than SOU members, with Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine being prime examples. They have the right to enter themselves for missions in any branch of the organisation, rather than simply those from their own region. However, this increased skill level may only be in terms of psychological state and situation handling aptitude. In combat skills and abilities, they may in some cases be matched by SOU members. In certain cases SOA members may not even be involved in direct combat, and act more like spies, an example being Reynard Fisher. It is also possible that SOAs are chosen to lead the SOU due to their higher experience. It may also be possible that all members are designated as agents.
In Resident Evil 6 the BSAA tends to use card names (such as ace of heart or eight of spade) to codename locations.
Known operatives and associatesEdit
|Airhart, Ben||SOU||North American Branch||Deceased|
|Alfonso, Carl||SOU||North American Branch||Deceased|
|Alomar, Sheva||SOA||West African Branch||Alive|
|Biji, Merah||SOA||Far East Branch||Deceased|
|Cetcham, Quint||SOA (formerly) Research and Development (currently)||European Branch||Alive|
|DeChant, Dan||SOU Captain||Alpha Team, West African Branch||Deceased|
|Doug||Pilot||West African Branch||Deceased|
|Jeff||SOU||North American Branch||Deceased|
|Johnson, Dave||SOU marksman||Delta Team, West African Branch||Deceased|
|Keaton||SOU||North American Branch||Deceased|
|Lumley, Keith||SOA||European Branch (formerly), East African Branch (current leader)||Alive|
|Macauley, Finn||SOU explosives expert||North American Branch||Deceased|
|Mathison, Kirk||SOU pilot||West African Branch||Deceased|
|Nivans, Piers||SOU sniper||North American Branch||Deceased|
|O'Brian, Clive R.||Director (formerly) BSAA advisor (currently)||N/A||Alive|
|Redfield, Chris||SOA (formerly) SOU Captain (currently)||Alpha Team, North American Branch||Alive|
|Reid||SOU||North American Branch||Deceased|
|Rose, Marco||SOU explosives expert||North American Branch||Deceased|
|Sherawat, Jessica||SOA (formerly)||N/A||Alive|
|Stone, Josh||SOU Captain||Delta Team, West African Branch||Alive|
|Valentine, Jill||SOA||North American Branch||Alive|
|Walker, Andy||SOU||North American Branch||Deceased|
- ↑ CAPCOM：BIOHAZARD 6 公式サイト (Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved on 2012-09-30.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Resident Evil Archives II. BradyGames. pp. 213–214.
- ↑ IGN.com - Resident Evil: Revelations developer diary, part 1
- ↑ Capcom. Resident Evil 5. (Capcom Co., Ltd.). File: BSAA.
- ↑ Capcom. Resident Evil: Revelations. (Capcom Co, Ltd.). Level/area: Episode 3: Ghosts of Veltro.
- ↑ Capcom. Resident Evil: Revelations. (Capcom Co, Ltd.). Level/area: Episode 12: The Queen Is Dead.
- ↑ Capcom. Resident Evil 6. (Capcom Co., Ltd.). File: The BSAA.
- ↑ Capcom. Resident Evil 6. (Capcom Co., Ltd.). File: Chris Redfield.
- ↑ BIOHAZARD REVELATIONS NAVIGATION & ART, page 159
- ↑ CAPCOM：バイオハザード5 / キャラクター：ダン・デチャント (Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved on 2012-09-30.
- ↑ CAPCOM：バイオハザード5 / キャラクター：カーク・マシソン (Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved on 2012-09-30.