Code Name: Wild Hunt

Building from the events depicted in the Apex Predator Series and the Lakeview Man.

Code Name: Wild Hunt takes you on a thrill-ride adventure.

The Wild Hunt is a top-secret covert operations team formed by the US Military to combat growing paranormal threats to the citizens of the United States. Follow the adventures is what has already been described as Tom Clancy’s “Rainbow Six” meets “The X-Files.”

Code Name: Wild Hunt – Book Two – Curse of the Wendigo

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Code Name: Wild Hunt

Unit Structure

The Wild Hunt is a unit of the United States Army created to counter the threat from paranormal creatures that the government is not willing to admit exist due to the level of panic which would be caused in the general public. This operation exists outside normal chain of comment, reporting directly to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President, himself. Considered an “off the books” black bag operation, the team is not officially known to exist and is still publicly referred to as a “training division.”

Formed in 1972 from the 104th Infantry Division, which was a training division at the time, the unit was assigned the task of locating and eliminating threats from paranormal creatures. The 104th Infantry is still listed as a “training division” in public records but has maintained the façade to prevent curiosity into the division’s actual activities.

The 104th Infantry Division is known as the “Timberwolves,” the Timberwolf Division and also the Nightfighters. Unit mottos are “Nothing in Hell can stop the Timberwolves” and “We succeed.” These nicknames were earned in combat in World War Two.

The original teams were known as the Huntsmen and consisted of two teams recruited from returning special operations soldiers from Special Forces Groups One and Five, former members of the LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols) assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company of the US Marine Corps and US Navy Seal Teams One and Two.

They were chosen from returning personnel that had seen heavy combat in Vietnam. Many of the members selected were already aware of the existence of cryptids due to encounters with the mysterious “Rock Apes” of Vietnam. Some even had knowledge of how to hunt these creatures from the indigenous Montagnard peoples of the Vietnamese highlands.

Teams originally consisted of six members each, but were expanded during the early 1980’s after a family was slaughtered during an attack from a creature designated as a Dogman in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on the borders of Kentucky and Tennessee. The teams were originally based out of Fort Benning, Georgia.

Team One Huntsmen consisted of the following:

Team Leader: Captain David Tanner (US Army – LRRP teams – 101st Airborne)

Team Sniper: Master Sergeant Jay Matoskah (US Marine Corps – 3rd Force Recon)

Team Medic: Master Chief Petty Officer Michael O’Shay (US Navy – SEAL Team One)

Team Communications: Staff Sergeant Alex Parsons (US Army – SF Group Five)

Rifleman: Staff Sergeant Samuel Hagen (US Army – SF Group One)

Rifleman: Staff Sergeant John Gideon (US Marine Corps – 3rd Force Recon)

Team Two Huntsmen consisted of the following:

Team Leader: Lieutenant Victor Sartori (US Navy – SEAL Team Two)

Team Sniper: Master Sergeant Richard Greenboro (US Army – SF Group One)

Team Medic: Master Chief Petty Officer Damien Campbell (US Navy – SEAL Team Two)

Team Communications: Staff Sergeant Jefferson Alder (US Army – SF Group One)

Rifleman: Staff Sergeant Gustav Russoff (US Marine Corps – 3rd Force Recon)

Rifleman: Staff Sergeant Jason Rackley (US Army – LRRP teams – 101st Airborne)

Originally made up of two teams in 1972, it was later deemed necessary to expand the teams caused by increasing conflict with paranormal creatures due to urban sprawl and the continued incursion of humans into previously untapped wilderness areas. Research done by former police officer David Paulides (See Missing 411) has brought public attention to these occurrences on an unprecedented scale, warranting a more tactical and stealthy response to control public outcry and fear.

The unit was disbanded by the Clinton Administration in 1993 as being too costly. At this time, the 104th Infantry returned to being an actual training division. The Clinton Administration believed, incorrectly, that the Federal Bureau of Investigations would be sufficient to handle the task of handling the search for and pacification of paranormal creatures. In 2002, after numerous failures by the FBI’s X Division proved costly in both civilian and military lives, the Wild Hunt was reinstated.

The Teams of the Wild Hunt are assigned to four different zones for quicker response time around the United States. Wild Hunt teams are stationed at the following installations. All teams are named after deities associated with hunting.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington (Yakima Training Center) serves as Headquarters of the Division. The base is commanded by Lieutenant General Joshua Dalton (Army Green Berets) with his Executive Officer Brigadier General Nathan Bradford (Army Rangers). Operational Control of the Teams is assigned to Colonel Rebecca Killian (Air Force Pararescue) with her Executive Officer being Lieutenant Colonel Bradley Hayes (Army Rangers). There are four teams named after Greek/Roman Gods include: Team Apollo, Team Artemis, Team Orion and Team Diana. These teams are responsible for the area of the United States ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the West Coast. Indoctrination training facilities and records are maintained at Division Headquarters.

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is commanded by Colonel Lucien Boudreaux (Army Green Berets) with his Executive Officer being Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth “Liz” Stratton (Air Force Pararescue). There are four teams named after Norse Gods include: Team Odin, Team Uller, Team Skadi and Team Freyja. These teams are responsible for the area of the United States ranging from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.

Fort Bragg, North Carolina is commanded by Colonel Augustus “Gus” McMasters (Marine Force Recon) with his Executive Officer being Lieutenant Colonel Silas Anderson (Army Rangers). There are four teams named after Celtic Gods include: Team Cernunnos, Team Nodens, Team Arawn, and Team Vosegus.  These teams are responsible for the eastern United States ranging from the East Coast to the Mississippi River.

Fort Richardson, Alaska is commanded by Colonel James Dennison (Army Rangers) with his Executive Officer being Lieutenant Colonel Julius Fasnacht (Army Green Berets). There are four teams named after Native American Gods include: Team Anunkasan, Team Tatanka, Team Matoskah, and Team Sunkmanitu Tanka. These teams are responsible for the State of Alaska due to the higher volume of incidents in that area.

Each base has a wing seconded to the teams from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (S.O.A.R.), 1-160th SOAR out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky – known as the Night Stalkers. This unit is comprised of a number of Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Boeing CH-47 Chinook and MD500 Quiet Advanced Scout Defender MH-6 helicopters for transport and support of the Wild Hunt teams. Aircraft deploy at the same time as the teams and can be on station normally within 12 hours.

Each base has four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, flight crews and maintenance crews assigned for transport of the Wild Hunt teams. Seconded from the United States Air Force, the individual aircraft and crews all come from different wings and units to not arouse too much suspicion from missing large aircraft on any one base. One Aircraft is on hot standby at all times. Other Air Force aircraft can be seconded to the teams upon request.

Unit Composition

Command of 104th Infantry is Lieutenant General Joshua Dalton (Army Green Berets)

Executive Officer of 104th is Brigadier General Nathan Bradford (Army Rangers)

  • 1st Brigade (Headquarters – West Coast Zone) – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
    • 2nd Battalion, 319th Regiment – Field Teams
    • 3rd Battalion, 399th Regiment – Supply Units
    • 4th Battalion, 413th Regiment – Air Units
    • 3rd Battalion, 414th Regiment – Intelligence Units
    • 4th Battalion, 410th Regiment – Psychologist Units
    • 5th Battalion, 110th Regiment – Intelligence Units
    • 6th Battalion, 501st Regiment – Medical Units
  • 2nd Brigade (Headquarters – East Coast Zone) – Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    • 1st Battalion, 398th Regiment – Field Teams
    • 2nd Battalion, 317th Regiment – Supply Units
    • 2nd Battalion, 297th Regiment – Air Units
    • 3rd Battalion, 304th Regiment – Psychologist Units
    • 5th Battalion, 110th Regiment – Intelligence Units
    • 6th Battalion, 502nd Regiment – Medical Units
  • 3rd Brigade (Headquarters Mid-West Zone) – Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
    • 1st Battalion, 397th Regiment – Field Teams
    • 2nd Battalion, 316th Regiment – Supply Units
    • 2nd Battalion, 296th Regiment – Air Units
    • 3rd Battalion, 303rd Regiment – Psychologist Units
    • 5th Battalion, 110th Regiment – Intelligence Units
    • 6th Battalion, 503rd Regiment – Medical Units
  • 4th Brigade (Headquarters – Alaskan Zone) – Fort Richardson, Alaska
    • 1st Battalion, 396th Regiment – Field Teams
    • 2nd Battalion, 315th Regiment – Supply Units
    • 2nd Battalion, 295th Regiment – Air Units
    • 3rd Battalion, 302nd Regiment – Psychologist Units
    • 5th Battalion, 110th Regiment – Intelligence Units
    • 6th Battalion, 504th Regiment – Medical Units

Field Teams: breakdown into 4 smaller teams. All team members are selected from Special Operations units of all branches of the military. On rare occasions, highly qualified members of law enforcement and other civilians are selected.

Command Team – commanded by Team Commander, either a Major or Lt. Colonel. Consists of intel personnel, 2 drone operators, comms specialists, medical staff, 1 dog handler and explosives specialists. Twenty to twenty-five personnel assigned to this squad.

Scout/Tracker Team – commanded by Team Executive Officer, either a First Lieutenant or a Captain. Squad consists of 1 team leader, 1 sniper, 1 spotter, 1 comms, 1 medic, 2 dog handlers, and 10 or more shooters. Squad consists of 15 to 20 personnel.

Heavy Weapons Team – commanded by a First Lieutenant. Squad consists of a mixture of heavy machine gunners and Mark 19 crews, Mortars (when needed) and recoil-less rifle teams. 1 Comms and 1 medic are assigned to this squad. Squad is assigned 15 to 20 personnel. Other heavy weapons systems can be slotted if mission requires.

Rifle Team – commanded by a First Lieutenant. Squad consists of special operations qualified riflemen. 1 comms and 1 medic are assigned to this squad. Squad is assigned 15 to 20 personnel.

Each base has 4 field teams that rotate.

1 team is always on hot standby to deploy anywhere in their designated territory within thirty minutes to wheels up.

1 team on R&R status for downtime and decompression

2 teams on training status, considered on active call-up should the hot ready team require backup.

Initial assessment teams are called C.A.T. teams or Cryptid Assessment Teams. CAT teams consist of up to four personnel and are sent from base headquarters to assess the situation and evaluate the threat. CAT teams are sent from the headquarters of each base to respond within their operation zones. CAT teams are selected from the Intelligence units and occasionally from teams that are not on active status.

Any team may be called outside their operational area at the request of Division Command should the need arise and depending on availability and response times.

Supply Units maintain and supply field teams with weapons, equipment, vehicles, meals and all logistical gear needed for continued field operations, up to and including any item currently in US Military possession.

Air Units consist of wings seconded from 160th SOAR (Night Stalkers) and four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and crews seconded from the United States Air Force.

Psych Units consist of teams of military trained psychologists who specialize in treating soldiers operating in high-stress and combat missions. Due to the unique nature of Wild Hunt Team operations, the rate of PTSD and burnout was of high concern for the command. Tasked with maintaining psychological fitness of field personnel, all team members must meet with a councilor after each mission.

Intelligence Units are teams that are assigned to keeping and gathering intelligence on encounters with paranormal creatures, weaknesses of creatures, behavior patterns of targeted species, migration routes, breeding cycles and any other useful information the field teams might require. Intelligence teams are made up of military intelligence personnel, law enforcement (any including federal) and other civilian personnel that have proven knowledge of cryptid species.

Medical Units are recruited from all branches of the military. They are tasked with providing combat medics that are assigned to the teams and emergency medical personnel to treat wounded team members, as well as medical staff that monitor and maintain unit health.