Colonial Cross

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Sergeant Avery Johnson dons his newly awarded Colonial Cross.

The Colonial Cross is a military decoration awarded to Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen of the United Nations Space Command for "acts of singular daring and devotion".[1] It is the highest decoration a UNSC serviceman or woman can earn in wartime[2] and is usually awarded in a ceremony recognizing the person who has won the award.[3]

In 2552, Fleet Admiral Sir Terrence Hood held a highly publicized ceremony to award several Colonial Crosses aboard Cairo Station.[3]

Known Recipients[edit]


In the Halo 2 Anniversary cutscenes, the medal is depicted with a solid red ribbon, rather than the blue, red, and gold ribbon of the original game.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo 2, campaign level Cairo Station: Lord Hood: "Sergeant Major, The Colonial Cross is awarded for acts of singular daring and devotion, for a soldier of the United Earth Space Corps..."
  2. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
  3. ^ a b Halo 2, campaign level Cairo Station
  4. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 104