Killzone writes: "When the dust had settled after the Helghast invasion of Vekta was beaten back, most of the ISA Armed Forces lay in shattered ruins. Caught by surprise and subjected to months of high intensity combat, few ISA units were organized by the book when the fighting stopped. Losses were particularly high amongst Captain Templar's old unit - the Rapid Reaction Force - which had to be disbanded.
As the senior surviving RRF officer, and hero of the defense of Vekta, Captain Templar was promoted to colonel and given the task of rebuilding ISA Vekta's Special Forces. He was told to place special attention on the reliability of the men he picked - Vekta had suffered enough from traitors in her ranks. Fortunately the invasion had created a ready supply of young combat veterans with revenge against the Helghast as their primary motivation."