Readers have given me good feedback that in the early chapters, where there is a good deal of flashbacks to give context, it's hard to track the context. I'm going to start chapters with a "relative" date code such as Month -15 or Month 3.
Month 1 is when the threat becomes public, with the story "Average Joes".
Terry, as a senior intelligence officer, first learns about the Sa'arm in Month -18, but it will be some months, still before Month 0, before he puts together his household and teams. The household will also link to those of other early Sponsors, forming an informal Clan.