Avery J. Johnson Academy of Military Science

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Avery J. Johnson Academy of Military Science
The logo of the Avery J. Johnson Academy of Military Science.
Academy insignia

A view of Halo Infinite multiplayer map Live Fire.

Facility information


Classified frontier world[1][2]

Historical information



Controlled by:

United Nations Space Command


The Avery J. Johnson Academy of Military Science (abbreviated AJJ or AJAMS)[1][3] is a military academy hidden on a classified frontier world where members of the Spartan Operations train. It is posthumously named after the Insurrection and Human-Covenant War veteran Avery Johnson, a member of the SPARTAN-I program, who was killed in action during the Raid on Installation 08 in late 2552.[4][1] During the Created conflict, it served as a rally point and staging area for surviving Spartans and other UNSC forces who escaped destruction at the hands of the Created after the destruction of Laconia Station.[5] Keeping the facility's location a secret was considered important enough to revive Cole Protocol safeguards.[2]



As part of the Spartan Training and Qualification Program, the academy has an outdoor training arena at the base of mountains.[6] This training arena allows for live fire practice. Part of this training arena includes Buildings 5, 7, 8 and 9 as well as Tower 187.[4] The main building has an AI calibration lab, where Spartans can access their Personal AIs, and it is adjacent to the Movement Yard, where Spartans can practice their movement skills in an obstacle course. There is also an armory and a firing range, where personnel can run weapon drills.[7]

There are landing pads at the academy that can allow Pelicans to land.[6]

Many walls throughout the campus are adorned with various logos and insignias, including one that features a Mark V (B) helmet with the name of the academy surrounding it in a circle.[6]


The academy features the Spartan Training and Qualification Program.[6]





Human-Covenant War[edit]

At the start of the Human-Covenant War, an ONI Section Three facility was built underground at the site of what would become the Avery J. Johnson Academy of Military Science.[11]

Training ground for Spartans[edit]

After the end of the war, the academy would be named after the late Sergeant Major Avery Johnson.[1] As a new recruit, Spartan-IV Hieu Dinh received his set of Mirage IIC armor at the ONI facility beneath the academy.[11]

Created conflict[edit]

The academy was operating and training forces even in the midst of the Created occupation of parts of the galaxy in either late 2559 or early 2560.[1] It is likely run—in some part—by the Spartan Training and Education department.


The Avery J. Johnson Academy of Military Science acts as the setting and framing device for the tutorial and matchmaking practice of the Halo Infinite multiplayer. It is also the setting for the map Live Fire in the game as well.[6] The Forge canvas map Institute is set in the valley clearing adjacent to the academy.[12]


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List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Showcase Sensitive (Retrieved on Jun 16, 2021) [archive]
  2. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Legendary Endings (Retrieved on Dec 13, 2021) [archive]
  3. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Halo Infinite - Lone Wolves Intel (Retrieved on Nov 3, 2022) [local archive] [external archive]
  4. ^ a b A New Generation
  5. ^ Twitter, Halo (@Halo): "👥 CHARACTER DATABASE - AVERY J. JOHNSON
    Folks need heroes to give ‘em hope, and that’s what the next generation of humanity’s finest are trained to become under the watchful eye of Spartan Commander Laurette Agryna. #FictionFriday"
    (Retrieved on Apr 2, 2023) [archive]
  6. ^ a b c d e Halo Infinite Multiplayer Overview
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, Academy: Tutorial
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Halo Infinite, campaign level Tutorial
  9. ^ Halo Waypoint, Halo Infinite - Echoes Within Intel (Retrieved on May 14, 2023) [local archive] [external archive]
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Halo Infinite, multiplayer map Live Fire
  11. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Site Unseen: Unbound cinematic
  12. ^ YouTube - HALO, Halo Infinite | Forge Fundamentals – Canvases & File Sharing (Retrieved on Oct 17, 2022)