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The Federal Bioterrorism Commission was an American federal law enforcement agency that was tasked with combating bioterrorism, initially solely within the United States but later expanding beyond. It was the lead agency for tackling domestic bioterrorism, though it likely shared jurisdiction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBC served as the official face of America's anti-bioterrorism operations during the early years of the War on Terror, but was disbanded in 2005 following the arrest of Commissioner Morgan Lansdale for terrorist conspiracy.


The Federal Bioterrorism Commission was established in 2001 by the National Biological Defense Act, following campaigning by Morgan Lansdale, then an advisor to the Federation of Pharmaceutical Companies.[1][2] In its charter, the FBC was given the authority to conduct research on bioweapon countermeasures as well as maintain armed personnel on US soil and in regions with agreed shared jurisdiction. The National Security Council itself had ultimate authority over these matters, however, with its budget and action plans subject to NSC approval. The Act also established the office of FBC Commissioner, to be elected by the NSC, as well as the National Biological Defense Community, a council consisting of the FBC Commissioner, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Director of National Intelligence, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which was to focus on FBC planning.[1] The first and only FBC Commissioner was Lansdale.

In the early years of the War on Terror, the FBC's priorities were tackling the sale of Umbrella bioweapons on the black market, which may be acquired by domestic terrorists.[3][notes 1] This threat was, for the time, underestimated by the American public, as the existence of B.O.W.s was officially denied and operations by the US Army's Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team were kept secret.[4]

2004 Terragrigia incident[]

Following its inception, Lansdale is known to have abused his office as Commissioner by conspiring with the Italian terrorist group Il Veltro. Using his connections with Tricell, Lansdale was able to finance a research project on t-Abyss, which he later handed over to the group so it could be used in their planned terrorist attack on Terragrigia. Under an agreement between the US and EU, the FBC held unilateral authority over biohazard countermeasures in the city, meaning that when Il Veltro attacked in mid-2004, only the FBC could take part and, ultimately, use their successes as justification for greater funding and wider powers.[5] The actual attack, however, was much more controversial than anticipated for the FBC, with the EU voicing its outrage at their handling of the situation and bringing in the BSAA as an observer.[5] After three weeks of fighting, Lansdale had Il Veltro's bases of operations sabotaged and ordered the destruction of the city with the Regia Solis satellite.

In the aftermath of Terragrigia, however, the FBC succeeded in securing the greater funds Lansdale had anticipated and effectively became its own army. To cover up Lansdale's execution of the Il Veltro fighters, the official story became that the FBC assaulted a base some weeks later.

2005 Queen Zenobia incident[]

Degeneration - Bioterror incident map

The bioterror incidents between 2002 and 2005 were significant.

In 2005, FBC agents Raymond Vester and Rachel Foley were dispatched to the derelict Queen Zenobia to assess the threat posed by the rumored return of Veltro. At the same time, BSAA agents Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani were also sent to the vessel, all of them unaware that the operation was orchestrated by BSAA Director Clive R. O'Brian to expose Morgan Lansdale's role in the rise of Veltro and the destruction of Terragrigia.

Lansdale made several attempts to cover his tracks, including firing Regia Solis at Queen Zenobia, releasing B.O.W.s from the ship's lab to deal with Jill and Parker, and having Jessica Sherawat activate the destruct system. Finally, the FBC, led by Lansdale, invaded the BSAA headquarters and arrested O'Brian on false charges of conspiring with Veltro.

After Jill and Chris Redfield killed infected Jack Norman and broadcasted incriminating evidence against Lansdale that was in his possession, O'Brian was released and Lansdale was arrested and relieved of his position as FBC Commissioner.

In the aftermath of the Queen Zenobia Incident, the FBC was disbanded, and its agents and resources were transferred to the BSAA, leading the latter organization to become a large-scale international force under UN sanction.[6]

Legacy (2011)[]

"The old man went down, but he was smart enough to pass the torch before he did."
— Alex Wesker about Lansdale.
Rev2 Fisher and Wesker

TerraSave chief Neil Fisher secretly cooperating with Alex Wesker to revive the FBC

By 2011, one of Lansdale's moles, Neil Fisher, had risen to a high position within TerraSave. Looking to create another Biohazardous outbreak like the Terragrigia Panic to cause fear and revive the FBC with other like-minded individuals, Neil made a deal with Alex Wesker to obtain a sample of the Uroboros virus, selling out TerraSave.[7] However, he was betrayed by Alex and infected with the Uroboros virus, ending any possible revival.[8][9]

Known members[]


Fbc member scratchcard

FBC Member Genesis Scratchcard.

The standard FBC active duty uniform consisted of a white shirt and tie, navy trousers, and a blue Kevlar vest. In operations where force was necessary, they also used tactical helmets.


The FBC possessed a few weapon models, which were seen in the Terragrigia Panic and the assault on the BSAA Headquarters.

  • FN P90: Was used by FBC agents Parker and Jessica during the Terragrigia Panic and by FBC special forces during the raid on the BSAA headquarters.
  • Government: Was used by FBC agents Parker and Raymond during the Terragrigia Panic and by FBC special forces.
  • PC356: Was used by Jessica during the Terragrigia Panic and by Raymond while on the Queen Zenobia.
  • M3: A shotgun found by Parker while trying to escape FBC HQ in a blocked-off passageway.



  1. Excerpt from official website:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Resident Evil Revelations (2012), file: "The FBC's Charter".
  2. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), file: "Daily Courier Article 2".
  3. Revelations website
  4. Opening scene of Operation Javier in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), file: "Daily Courier Article 1".
  6. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Ending scene".
  7. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2015), file: "A Letter to My Compatriots".
  8. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2015), level/area: "Episode 3: Judgment".
  9. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2015), scene: "Good Intentions".