The Shadow Defense Forces is a Black Operations group spanning throughout the fleets of STO. We are not "Officially" a Starfleet fleet per se as we have members in all the fleets. We don't do those crazy zone recruitment chats we choose who we want then brief them accordingly. We also members in KDF fleets as well with the same thing done as in the Federation side. We have only popped up in small instances and our name has appeared in RP's only as far as anyone knows. Those moments are when we choose to become known. If you ask any of our members if they are a part of a group called Shadow Defense Forces they will deny it. All of our members are under strict orders not to tell anyone else of our existence.