U.N. Metahuman Affairs is a public relations and peacekeeping organization devised by the U.N. Security Council to study alien or otherwise abnormal creatures and technology, reach out to the metahuman population, and take action against any extraordinary threats. It is primarily tasked with public outreach and bridging the divide between metahumans and the rest of the world, but when provoked, it is one of the most capable military elites on the planet, and hardly afraid to show it.
The group's base of operations is a large, highly modified aircraft carrier which circles the world on month-long excursions. It is on the sea six months out of the year, unless called into immediate action, and spends the rest of its time docked for stationary work and routine upkeep.
While the ship is very hi-tech, many of the facilities are similar to a typical Naval vessel. The only major adjustments beyond the exterior are found in the aircraft, defenses, security systems, and propulsion. While the tarmac on the deck houses and launches dozens of combat and personnel aircraft, there is a hangar below deck for aquatic transport, which opens up at the nose of the ship, flooding an internal canal to allow boats and submersibles passage to the open sea.
The ship has been retrofitted with technology from various alien races, adapted and integrated into the weapons array. Not only are they used for turrets, bombs, and energy wave defense, many of the alien weapons and other technology modified by their scientists have been put into the hands of their troops.
The Director's command room, a small observation area for the Director, is located directly above the control room, overlooking the deck. The science and research division is located far below deck, along with the detainment area, which has cells capable of holding prisoners with Class 4 energy and strength abilities, as well as neutralize phasing and teleportation.
The ship is manned by a crew of thousands. While most of these are responsible for basic procedure, i.e. surveillance, analysis, and maintenance, they are all given at least basic combat training and required to carry sidearms at all times, and even basic procedure crewmen will be given heavier firepower in the event of a significant threat.
Primary field combatants, first response to any potential threat. The masks are only worn during nighttime operations, but the rest of their bodies remain protected in state-of-the-art lightweight body armor on all missions. They are equipped with standard weaponry, and occasionally given additional equipment to exploit the weaknesses of a specific threat. Elites regularly engage in frontal assaults, approaching the target in boats or personal flight harnesses (jet packs).
Strategic Heavy Ordnance Control and Cleanup. S.H.O.C.C. troopers are the select few sent in when a situation becomes too hot for the rest. There are only two dozen S.H.O.C.C. troopers at any given time, although that is all that's ever needed. The survival rate for this unit is incredibly low, but their success rate in the field is almost unbelievable. The men and women of this unit have developed a closely knit brotherhood with one another, but remain distant and resentful of the rest of the crew, who they've labeled "softhands". S.H.O.C.C. troopers carry heavier equipment than Elites, and are often allowed to personalize their weapons, to an extent. Due to the urgent nature of their work, they are often flown in and dropped into the heat of battle.
U.N. Metahuman Affairs employs some of the world's top scientists. Between them, they have expertise in biology, nanotechnology, and various other fields. They are tasked with studying strange creatures, deducing solutions to the worlds extraordinary problems, and reverse-engineering alien technology, among countless other things. The Research Department may have one of the safer jobs on the ship, but that doesn't make their work any easier.
These agents are mostly tasked with the community outreach portion of U.N.M.A.'s mission. They operate programs training young or inexperienced metahumans to use and control their abilities, human rights movements in third world countries, and contacting active 'superheroes' to keep them from stepping over the line and turning themselves into a threat. They try to control potential altercations before the troops need to be called in, but they are capable of taking on an enemy themselves if retaliation is necessary.
Director of U.N. Metahuman Affairs, Hannigan is responsible for the constant management of the ship and its operations. She often finds herself going into combat, but her work keeps her grounded more often than not, and she also works personally on the outreach and human rights programs the group organizes.
Melissa's friend and mentor from the CIA, Blake was happy for her when she was assigned to the Director position, and gladly accepted the title of Assistant Director. All of his experience, intelligence, and grit are needed to make it by on the job. He is Director Hannigan's right hand man and always has her back when things go south.
(This is primarily a hangout, not a team, in case you were wondering)