The Survey Corps (調査兵団 Chōsa Heidan?), also known as the Scouting Legion, Scout Regiment, or Recon Corps, is the driving force of the plot and story as it is the branch of the Military most actively involved in direct Titan combat, Titan study, human expansion, and outside exploration. They have the best soldiers (not to be compared with the Top 10 who joins the Military Police), and are the most skilled in using the 3D Manuever Gear. But, despite having little success, they still symbolize ‘the hope of mankind’ with their insignia being known as ‘the Wings of Freedom’. They hope that someday, their efforts will change the world and they’ll be able to recover what has been taken away from humanity.