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Combat engineer

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Combat engineer

Branch:

UNSC Marine Corps

Type:

Engineering

 
"Broadly speaking, sappers are equally at home building things as they are blowing them up."
Halo: Reach Armory description - Assault/Sapper

Combat engineers, also referred to as sappers[1] are specialized UNSC servicemen that perform construction and demolition tasks during combat.

Role[edit]

Combat engineers are personnel who are tasked with construction of allied fortifications and demolition of enemy emplacements.[2] A number of dedicated MJOLNIR powered armor suits are designed for, and available for the use of combat engineering including the Technician, Indomitable and the synonymously-named Engineer. The Assault/Sapper armor accessory is additionally available for Spartans as an attachment to their armor.[1] The ODST/DEMO armor set is also available for ODST combat engineers.[3]

History[edit]

A UNSC combat engineer (left) and a Jiralhanae Chieftain.

Early in the Human-Covenant War, the 24th Marine Engineering Brigade were deployed onto Mesra to perform a number of critical asset-denial operations on the planet's xenotime mines.[4]

During the Fall of Reach, Spartan Emile-A239 employed the Assault/Sapper armor accessory for his B-class Mjolnir.[1]

During the Battle of Draetheus V in 2555, UNSC combat engineers assisted Spartan Edward Davis in destroying a Forerunner structure on the moon of X50.[5][6][7] Several engineers would be deployed on Draetheus V itself.[8]

Known units[edit]

UNSC Army[edit]

Combat engineering units within the UNSC Army are structured under the UNSC Army Corps of Engineers.

UNSC Marine Corps[edit]

UNSC Marine combat engineers are structured within the UNSC Marine Corps of Engineers.

Known personnel[edit]

UNSC Army[edit]

UNSC Marine Corps[edit]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo: Reach, Assault/Sapper Armory description
  2. ^ Wikipedia: Combat engineer
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Hot Drops (Retrieved on Feb 28, 2021) [archive]
  4. ^ a b Halo: Oblivion, chapter 1
  5. ^ Halo: Spartan Assault, campaign level Mission 13: Assault on the Supply Lines
  6. ^ Halo: Spartan Assault, campaign level Mission 14: Infiltration of the Covenant Perimeter
  7. ^ Halo: Spartan Assault, campaign level Mission 15: Superstructure Stand-off
  8. ^ Halo: Spartan Assault, campaign level Mission 22: The Scorching of the Thicket
  9. ^ a b Halo: Escalation, issue 17
  10. ^ Halo Legends, timestamp Prototype
  11. ^ a b Halo: Spartan Assault, Quotes
  12. ^ Halo: Oblivion, chapter 3