A.R.M.O.R. (Allied Rapid Metahuman Operations Response) is an extra-government intelligence and security organization dedicated to protecting the nations and peoples of Earth from all threats, terrestrial or extraterrestrial. A.R.M.O.R. was organized in 1983 to meet the threat of the highly technological subversive meta-humans and terrorist organizations appearing at the time. Its origins date back to the agencies created to combat SCYLLA during World War II, such as the O.S.S. The identities of the organization’s founders, its Executive Board, have never been revealed, though its current Executive Director is Vandal Savage, an ex-World War II commando and C.I.A. operative.
A.R.M.O.R.’s Supreme Headquarters is the huge mobile Helicarrier, but there are also regional offices in all the major cities of the free world and several secret bases in Communist countries. Although most of A.R.M.O.R.’s operations are covert, the organization’s existence is known to general public. A.R.M.O.R. even maintains public offices in several cities, including Manhattan, San Francisco, London, Paris, Bonn, Tokyo, Cairo, New Delhi, and in Bradbury Station on Mars.
Only a few of the thousands of A.R.M.O.R. operatives active throughout the world are known.
A.R.M.O.R. is at the forefront of cutting edge technology in the fields of military, law enforcement, aerospace, and emergency response, including the high-speed Falcon variable jet pictured above.