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"A joint venture between Stark Industries and the federal government, the Department of Damage Control will oversee collection and storage of alien and other exotic materials."
NY1 News Reporter[src]

The United States Department of Damage Control, occasionally known as the DODC, is a department of the United States of America. Initially a subsidiary of S.H.I.E.L.D., Damage Control was an organization specializing in post-battle clean-up. Following the Battle of New York, Damage Control was made into an executive branch of the United States government, and in a joint venture with Stark Industries, was tasked with acquiring alien and other dangerous artifacts along with cleaning up damages caused by enhanced individuals.



"We have a team called Damage Control on scene right now, at your factory and on the highway. They assess and control messes like this."
Phil Coulson to Tony Stark[src]

The Damage Control team was present both at the highway and Stark Industries Headquarters in Los Angeles to contain and repair all damage done by the battle between Iron Man and Iron Monger. Tony Stark and James Rhodes were later encountered S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson at a secret base. Coulson told them that Stark's fight against Stane was good but he needs to learn how to become a real fighter, before showing Damage Control at work.[1]

Damage Control mentioned on the TV news

The following day, before Stark's press conference, a news ticker-tape on KNKV News mentioned that Damage Control Officials were expected to issue a report on the Duel of Los Angeles within the following days.[2]

Under New Management

The D.O.D.C. is born

"Attention, please! In accordance with Executive Order 396-B, all post-battle clean-up operations are now under our jurisdiction. Thank you for your service; we'll take it from here."
Anne Marie Hoag to Adrian Toomes' Crew[src]

In the immediate aftermath of the Chitauri Invasion, Damage Control was transferred from S.H.I.E.L.D. and made into an executive department of the United States government. Officially designed as the United States Department of Damage Control, the department, in a joint venture with Tony Stark and Stark Industries, began the collection and salvage of all alien materials that were now on Earth.

Damage Control approaches Bestman Salvage

Under Executive Order 396-B, all post-Battle of New York clean up would fall under Damage Control's jurisdiction. This caused companies such as Bestman Salvage to lose their New York City contracts.[3][4]

Watchdogs in Naperville

"S.H.I.E.L.D. will take all the wounded men into custody, and Damage Control will clean up."
Daisy Johnson to Ruben Mackenzie[src]

Damage Control was called by S.H.I.E.L.D. to clean up an attack made by members of the Watchdogs in the family house of brothers Alphonso and Ruben Mackenzie in Naperville.[5]

Triskelion Mess

"Damage Control. They're still cleaning up from when Captain America took down those skycraft carriers for no reason."
"I'm pretty sure Cap was just trying to save us from tyranny."
Michelle Jones and Ned Leeds[src]

By 2016, the Department of Damage Control was still cleaning up the destroyed Helicarrier and Triskelion rubble in Washington, D.C..[6]

Bank Cleanup

Anne Marie Hoag and Foster attend the cleanup

In 2016, due to the confrontation between the Criminal Avengers and Spider-Man, the Queens Community Bank and Delmar's Deli-Grocery were seriously damaged. Damage Control was assigned to clean up the aftermath of the incident, as Anne Marie Hoag and Foster arrived at the scene to supervise the cleanup.[4]


Name Position Status
Anne Marie Hoag Director Active
Foster Agent Active


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