|First appearance||X-Men #109|
|Type of organization||Sub-Department of Canadian Department of National Defence|
It is a branch of the Canadian Department of National Defence and is also responsible for the recruitment, provisioning, administration and deployment of Alpha Flight. It employed many mutants and other superhumans to fight for Canada by joining their three "Flight" programs. The first tier was a training team called Gamma Flight, where members would move into a transition team known as Beta Flight where they received advanced training before joining the premier team of Alpha Flight.
The Department is also known to have connections to an orphanage in Orloo, Ontario called Hull House from which it has recruited superhuman agents in the past.
Beyond its superhuman resources, Department H also makes use of soldiers outfitted with hi-tech arms and armor called Epsilons.
Parliament Hill creates Department H as a research and development program under the umbrella of the Ministry of Defense and they select James Hudson to act as the department's administrator. During this time he meets the Canadian secret agent known as Wolverine. When James Hudson sees a newspaper article of the Fantastic Four having been formed in the United States, he decides to form a defensive response team for Canada.
After The Flight became Alpha Flight, Wolverine was among those who joined Alpha Flight.
Department H sends James Hudson in his Weapon Alpha outfit to capture Wolverine and bring him back to Canada. James Hudson finds Wolverine hunting a deer during the X-Men's vacation and tells him that he is still the property of the Canadian government.
Department H later has James Hudson (in the identity of Vindicator) lead Alpha Flight in another attempt to reclaim Wolverine where the X-Jet was forced to land in a snowstorm caused by Shaman. Alpha Flight manages to capture Nightcrawler and Wolverine. Following a fight between the X-Men and Alpha Flight, Wolverine decides to surrender himself to Alpha Flight and Department H. Yet Wolverine managed to escape from Department H and reunite with the X-Men on the X-Jet.
Department H later reviews the footage of Machine Man's fight with Hulk. They mistakenly believe that Machine Man defeated the Hulk and deliberately used his body as a missile to attack Canada. Department H unofficially sends Sasquatch, Aurora, and Northstar to the United States to detain Machine Man. Department H also sends an undercover operative named Agent K to investigate the intelligence that led them to believe Machine Man's complicity in the affair. Following Machine Man's fight with the three Alpha Flight members, Agent K learns that Senator Miles Brickman was responsible for disseminating false intelligence to Department K concerning Machine Man’s motivations. Department K publicly exposes Brickman's involvement, effectively destroying the man’s political ambitions.
Following the X-Men and Alpha Flight's fight with Wendigo, Vindicator is told by the Prime Minister that the Ministry of Defense no longer maintains the budget to continue funding Department H and that Alpha Flight must disband.
Staff and employees
- Beta Flight
- General Jeremy Beau Clarke - Head of Development and Deployment. Apparently killed attempting to deactivate Department H’s radioactive core.
- General Chasen -
- Director X - Resided on the 66th floor of the Department H complex in Toronto.
- Holland Gentry - Head of Development and Deployment/Head of Operations. Brother-in-law of the Canadian Prime Minister. He succeeded General Clarke.
- Dr. Myra Haddock - Director of the Prometheus Project. She recreated the Prometheus Pit.
- Cory Hames - Personal Assistant to Mr. Gentry.
- Hull House - A facility for immature metahumans that is based in Orloo, Ontario.
- Dr. Horatio Huxley - The former head of Helios Project. He would later would work for S.H.I.E.L.D.. He was fired by Gentry.
- Dr. Kelsey Mobius -
- Lt. Linderman Oculus - Monitor Division Director. He observed Alpha Flight for signs of regression from brainwashing. He created the false video indicating Wolverine had killed Madison Jeffries.
- Ko Bin Su - Chief Engineer
- Warwick Jamieson -
- Agent Jeff Brown - An intelligence agent for the National Canadian Intelligence Service that served as the liaison for Alpha Flight and Omega Flight.
- Department H appears in the X-Men episode "Repo Man". A flashback showed General Chasen (the head of Department H), Vindicator, and Heather Hudson recruiting Wolverine as a member of its Alpha Flight. Wolverine said that he would join them in exchange that they find the ones responsible for the adamantium-bonding experiment done to him. In the present, Department H has Alpha Flight lure Wolverine back to Canada in hopes for him to rejoin Alpha Flight and learn how he managed to survive the adamantium-bonding experiment in order to successfully duplicate it. Puck and Snowbird spied on them and informed the other Alpha Flight members. Alpha Flight ended up fighting Department H's security droids.
- Alpha Flight #3
- Wolverine: First Class #5
- X-Men #109
- X-Men #120
- X-Men #121
- Machine Man #18
- X-Men #140
- Alpha Flight #1
- Omega Flight #2
- Alpha Flight Vol. 4 #1
- Alpha Flight vol. 2 #13
- X-Men #109
- Alpha Flight #1
- Alpha Flight vol. 2 #12
- Giant-Size X-Men #1
- Alpha Flight vol. 2 #1
- Alpha Flight vol. 2 #14
- Alpha Flight vol. 2 #2
- Alpha Flight #-1
- Alpha Flight Vol. 2 #1
- Alpha Flight vol. 2 #9
- Omega Flight #1
- X-Men Millennial Visions 2001 #1 ("Alpha Flight: Project Epsilon")
- Department H at Marvel.com
- Department H at Marvel Wiki
- Department H at Comiv Vine
- AlphaFlight.Net Alphanex Entry on - Department H