DID YOU KNOW?
S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for many things. Literally: The acronym was originally the shortened form of Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division, before being changed to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. In Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, which also encompasses the new TV show, it splits the difference and stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.