Gold Team

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Gold Team

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command

Branch:

UNSC Navy

Size:

Four

Engagements:

Commanders:

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Gold Team was a group of Spartan-IIs under the operational command of Naval Special Warfare Command. They actively participated in several battles, including the Battle of Biko and Operation: SILENT STORM.

Known members[edit]

Operational history[edit]

In 2526 Gold Team participated in Operation: SILENT STORM, together with Spartan Blue and Green Teams. Their mission was to infiltrate Covenant ships and commandeer them to gain information about the aliens' technology. The initial assault resulted in the destruction of the Covenant vessel the Spartans boarded after lieutenant commander Hector Nyeto allowed an communication broadcast to be detected by the Covenant in an effort to get the Spartans killed.

A second attempt was made at the human colony world of Biko, which was a UNSC strongpoint and known priority for the Covenant. The second attempt was thwarted by an Insurrectionist plot, and Gold Team, together with the other Spartan teams helped defeat the Insurrectionists on Biko's third moon, Seoba. The commander of the operation, Colonel Crowther, learned of the Spartan's age and refused to use them further in combat operations. Instead the Spartans were tasked with guarding the prisoners. Shortly after the battle, the Covenant showed up at Biko, attempting to negotiate with the Insurrectionists. Instead the UNSC provoked and attacked them, destroying several Covenant vessels. Despite this the Covenant managed to destroy Captain Ascot's prowler, which crashed into the moon. The Spartans were the only ones present to destroy the Prowler's data and look for survivors. They engaged the Covenant forces looking for the Prowler, and found it lodged inside an ice wall. Under pressure from the Covenant attack, John-117 ordered the Spartans to use their grenade launchers, which caused an avalanche and buried several Spartans, but also killed the already present Covenant boarding party. Several Spartans were buried by the avalanche, but none was killed. After rescuing Staff Sergeant Johnson and four other surviving ODSTs a HAVOK tactical nuclear weapon destroyed the Prowler, preventing the Covenant from gaining intelligence.

After a raid on the Covenant supply train, and destroying several support vessels, the Spartans did manage to acquire the location of a Covenant world that was used for supplying the war effort. With a distraction planned by the remaining Prowlers of task force X-ray, the twelve Spartans of Gold, Green and Blue team descended to the planet on the four other Prowlers of the task force. The prowlers carrying Green and Blue team managed to successfully deploy their delivery, upon which the Spartans ascended the elevator carrying supplies to a construction ring orbiting the planet. Gold team was split on two Prowlers, both of which were chased off, but not destroyed, by Covenant forces defending the planet.

They proceeded to destabilize the orbital ring by destroying a dozen of its constituent facilities with octanitrocubane explosives. Although most ODSTs died during the assault, all of the Spartans survived.[1]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Silent Storm