ATP was founded in 1919 after World War I as the Rapid Infantry Training Program (RITP), an American research organization with the goal to develop military training that could effectively train and ship out infantry in a shorter amount of time compared to standard infantry training. During that time the organization was secretly funded by the United States government. Somewhere between 1921-24, the government cut the organization's funding after discovering that the RITP has been training the Russian Red Army in Siberian training facilities. In 1925, the organization was swept under the rug and removed from official records. Somewhere in 1934-35 the organization re-appeared as the Accelerated Training Program (ATP) in Britain, now funded by an unknown source and training the British Armed Forces as one of the world's first private military companies.
World War II
In 1939, the organization expanded to the rest of Europe and assisted in the training of Polish resistance fighters after the Nazi invasion of Poland. In 1940 an ATP training facility was captured by German forces and was re-established as the Auschwitz concentration camp, from there the first secret zombification experiments were conducted on several prisoners and volunteers. In Russia, the former RITC facilities became fully operational in Moscow, Omsk, and Krasnoyarsk and began training conscripts.
It wasn't until 1942 that ATP began to directly be involved in the war. The ATP 1st Volunteer Regiment was formed on June 2, 1942, in Fort Shaftner, Hawaii. Consisting only of 2 battalions, each made up of 1,250 volunteers and several instructors acting as officers fighting for the Allied forces. Their first battle was in the the Pacific with American forces during the Guadalcanal Campaign, sustaining 742 losses. From there, the 1st Regiment then participated in a series of skirmishes against the Japanese and their allies utilizing hit-and-run tactics similar to Japanese tactics. Meanwhile, the ATP 2nd Volunteer Regiment formed in Europe on July 4, 1942, consisting of 3 battalions with 7,500 volunteers along with American, British, French, Dutch, and Polish troops. The 2nd participated in the North African Campaign against Axis in the First and Second Battle of Alamein using captured German weapons and vehicles and began employing blitzkrieg tactics that were used early in the war.
It wasn't until the Korean War that ATP established their own military division along with the addition 3 more regiments, leading to a total of 5. On June 25, 1950, ATP forces stationed in South Korea acting as advisers for ROK troops were attacked by KPA forces during the North Korean invasion of South Korea. Of the 3,400 troops stationed near the 38th Parallel, only 1,256 managed to survive. With the deployment of UN troops to repel the invading North Koreans, the 1st and 2nd Infantry Regiments were deployed to supplement the 4th, bringing with them Japanese and German tactics learned from WWII respectively. On October 1, 1950, now regrouped and reinforced, ATP along with UN forces advanced into North Korea before being repelled by China's People's Volunteer Army near the Sino-Korean Border on the 25th of October. From there, ATP continued to defend Seoul until July 27, 1953, when the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. ATP forces were re-stationed to defend the newly formed Korean DMZ with ROK and American troops and continued defending it up to present times.
During the 1960s, ATP was heavily involved in Vietnam, training and supplying ARVN troops with weapons and equipment. With the Tet Offensive on January 20, 1968, the 2th Infantry Regiment was reportedly to have gone rogue and began advancing into North Vietnam and attacked Hanoi. ATP, afraid that their involvement could be brought into question by the US, requested regular bombings of North Vietnam in-order to prevent a possible compromise of security. Meanwhile the newly-established ATP Special Operations Group successfully assassinated the North Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh via poisoning in September 2, 1969. With the US withdrawal from Vietnam, the ATP 5th Regiment continued to fight along the remaining ARVN forces in the defense of Saigon despite being outnumbered on April 27, 1975. On April 30th the 5th Regiment was completely wiped out by the advancing NVA after 3 days of brutal urban warfare.
In August 2, 1990, after 15 years of inactivity due to the humiliation in Vietnam, ATP re-appeared in Kuwait with Coalition forces fighting the Iraqi Army. Having learned from Vietnam, ATP has been extensively rearming and rethinking their military strategies. The Gulf War was the first conflict to saw the use of zombies, using Nazi research and equipment retrieved from World War II, ATP was able to create a supersoldier which was capable of living beyond their original lifespan while still retaining their sentience and intelligence. The first use of zombies was as special operation groups which conducted reconnaissance while living under harsh conditions behind enemy lines. The use of zombies was confidential to anyone outside of ATP except world leaders, the prospect was considered by several but ultimately rejected by all.
War in Afghanistan
After the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, ATP mobilized their forces to Afghanistan on September 13, almost 1 month before US and British forces began their aerial bombardments on Al-Qaeda and Taliban camps. ATP began providing anti-Taliban groups with weapons and training, and according to a report, dating back to 9/25/01, were stationed somewhere outside of Kabul. In November 12, ATP operators embedded within the US Army Special Forces successfully attacked and captured Herat with Iranian commandos. ATP continued to be in Afghanistan until the 2012 attacks on France. This conflict saw the first major use of zombies as infantry by ATP, with 15,300 deployed in Afghanistan.
War in Iraq
On January 12, 2002, ATP Command in Afghanistan initiated a plan to steal yellowcake uranium from Niger, as an alternative to ununpentium to power their equipment necessary for producing zombies, and sending it to Iraq. However the plan was leaked due to a report used to cover their tracks falling into the hands of the CIA in February 2002. This event consequently lead to the 2003 War in Iraq. ATP, however, did participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom, aiding US forces stationed there using 26,000 zombies, the largest number deployed in any major conflict, produced from equipment powered by the uranium. The zombies, which are immune to the Iraqi poison gas, advanced into Iraq as Coalition forces lagged behind and attacked key targets in the country.
2012 Global Espionage War
In March 26, 2012, the ATP Intelligence Branch noticed several skirmishes in France through their information network and initially decided to ignore it, concluding it that ATP can't spare enough forces to investigate. On April 6th, ATP began to notice increasingly aggressive fighting in France between 3-4 unknown factions and decided to pull most of their forces out of the Middle East. On May 6th, ATP had withdrawn all their forces out of Afghanistan and directed them towards France. Eventually ATP High Command discovered that the conflict was fought on a global scale upon the orbital bombing of New York City and the invasion of Japan.
ATP AI Contagion
On August 3, 2012, several groups of ATP's zombified infantry began to turn against the organization and attacked anyone close proximity. Initially it was thought that the AI used to maintain their intelligence was corrupted by a bug or virus affecting only the 1st and 2nd generation models. In August 12, the infection has affected 54% of basic infantry, ATP, alarmed by the rate of the infection, decided to isolate those infected from the communication networks to prevent further contamination. On August 13, ATP pulled back it's forces to begin quarantine of berserk infantry, utilizing newer infantry to destroy those infected. On August 26, all infected infantry have been neutralized and those non-infected have undergone upgrades to prevent a second contagion.
ATP Civil War
On Septmeber 8, 2012, a coup d'etat within the organization led by several executives and commanding officers was initiated. Most of ATP forces were wiped out by the surprise attacks and forced those who survived to regroup and go into hiding. The ATP Separatists, those who initiated the coup, captured the organization's assets and used them against the other factions in-order to gain resources. The ATP Loyalists, those loyal to the organization, regrouped and fought to retake the organization using guerrilla tactics and scavenged weapons and ammo. On September 9, the Loyalists were fighting a losing battle against the Seperatists as they're low on both man and firepower. As an act of desperation, the Loyalists reinstated the 2nd Infantry Regiment, now known as the "Old Corps", 44 years after their supposed demise by friendly forces in Vietnam.
The ATP command structure is similar to the U.S. military chain of command. However, ATP personnel are divided into three categories. Nodes are non-commissioned officers (human or AI) in the ATP Armed Forces, they are numbered based on the order they were given their title. AIs are deceased humans who were resurrected as zombies and are controlled by AI units. Humans are human volunteers who joined the organization
- ATP - Node #1 - Commander-in-Chief of ATP Forces.
- ADP - Node #36 - Commanding Officer of Asiatic Operations.
- MLC - Node #75 - Head of ATP Special Operations Group
The Mark I Meat Puppet is ATP's first attempt at creating a supersoldier. It initially was used for reconnaissance but had its role changed to basic infantry due to poor performance as special operation units.
The Mark II Peacekeeper is a drastic improvement to the Meat Puppet. In addition to it's durable body armor and sentient AI, it has improved reaction time, combat effectiveness, is able to lead lower units without a human officer.
The Mark II Hellraiser is the standard demolition unit of ATP. An offshoot of the Peacekeeper Project, it specializes in explosives and anti-vehicle warfare. It has the benefits of of increased explosives protection with it's specialized flak jacket, pin-point accurate with explosive weaponry, and is rumored to use depleted uranium in it's explosive projectiles, increasing projectile penetration.
The Mark II Stalker is the reconnaissance and specialized CQC unit of ATP. Another offshoot of the Peacekeeper, this unit has been designed to be agile, more proficient in melee combat, and uses mainly weapons with high rate of fire.
The 2nd Regiment is one of ATP's oldest combat units, dating back to 1940. They specialize in blitzkrieg tactics and have been known to go deep into enemy territory. They have a tolerance to pain thanks to the zombification process they went through, increased stamina and strength, and use mainly high-capacity weaponry.