Akono Menteith

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Akono Menteith
Biographical information

Died:

May 2545

Species:

Human

Gender:

Male

Political and military information

Affiliation:

UNSC Army

Rank:

Colonel

 
"Let no one here question our place in human history. That we are here right now is not a coincidence or accident. It is our fate. And this war, our birthright, our legacy. Our generation was born to fight the Covenant, and you, my fellow soldiers, were born for this very day. Today the enemy will hear the roar of humanity, and they will fear us."
— Colonel Akono Menteith to 12,000 men and women of the 53rd Armored Division on May 10, 2545[1]

Colonel Akono Menteith[2] was a human officer in the United Nations Space Command during the Human-Covenant War who commanded the 53rd Armored Division at the Battle of Actium in 2545.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 2545, a Covenant armada invaded the planet Actium in an attempt to conquer and glass the world.[1]

By May 10, Colonel Akono Menteith had assumed command of the UNSC's 53rd Armored Division and gave his famous speech to the surviving UNSC forces. Later that month he led the remnants deep into Covenant-held territory in a suicidal attempt to take out three large-scale Covenant army staging areas - three of the largest in recorded history. Detonating two HAVOK Tactical Nuclear Weapons, the Covenant Army took heavy casualties at the cost of the UNSC forces that activated them.[1]

Trivia[edit]

Akono Menteith may be named for the region of Menteith in Scotland.

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