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A division is a large military unit of the United Nations Space Command, organized by the Unified Ground Command to structure forces of the UNSC Army and Marine Corps.[1]


A division is composed of three regiments or brigades, as well as a "Division Headquarters Section", ideally totaling to approximately 14,000 personnel. The additional personnel in the force number given are support units, including medical, combat engineering, maintenance, and military police. Divisions are typically commanded by a brigadier general or, occasionally, a major general.[1] As part of their command career path, master sergeants have administrative responsibilities within a division, while sergeant majors serve as assistant commanders within a division.[2] The UNSC Army fields airborne, armored, and infantry divisions, while the UNSC Marine Corps fields marine and reconnaissance divisions.[3]

Judging from a comment from Fleet Admiral Lord Terrence Hood, there are no less than four divisions of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers in existence,[4] including the 65th and the 105th Shock Troops Divisions.[5][6]

Notable divisions[edit]

UNSC Army[edit]

UNSC Marine Corps[edit]

Unknown branch[edit]


Concept art for the M831 Troop Transport Warthog, created for Halo: Reach, shows a Warthog with the emblem of the real-world 2nd Armored Division.[10]


  1. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), p. 55 (2011)
  2. ^ Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual, p. 143
  3. ^ a b c d e f Halo: Spartan Assault, Quotes
  4. ^ Halo: First Strike, p. 104
  5. ^ a b Halo Legendary Crate, Data Drop #2
  6. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe, p. 59 (2011)
  7. ^ Heroes Never Die, "Courage"
  8. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, p. 111
  9. ^ Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - Foundations (Retrieved on Jan 12, 2022) [archive]
  10. ^ Issac Hannaford: Troop Hog concept

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