George A. Romero
(Rejected movie script)

S.T.A.R.S. was an elite military force operating in the United States. One of its primary objectives was the securing of American research facilities, should its loaned Umbrella personnel inadvertently trigger a viral outbreak. S.T.A.R.S. was split into several teams, and based in at least two locations. While the small Bravo Team was based within Raccoon City, Pennylvania, the majority operated at a military base five hundred miles away.

Operational history

One day in the Autumn (of an undetermined year), the Arkley Mansion suffered a fatal leak of the experimental T-virus. Dr. John Marcus was successful in reporting the outbreak before being killed by a zombie. An Umbrella agent, Holden, notified Col. Wesker of the situation, and the S.T.A.R.S. force was called out to cleanup.

Bravo Team, which was nearest, was the first to arrive. Unfortunately, the four-member team was quickly overrun by escaped Hunter B.O.W.s, and only Valentine survived. The rest of the force arrived in Raccoon City soon after in Hueys; the fifteen-strong Alpha Team was dropped off at the Mansion, while the remainder of the force was sent out to evacuate Raccoon City, should the virus spread.