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"Last time I checked, I take my orders from the Corps, not from some swabbie... sir."
Corporal Locklear
"I don't know about you, but I like having a swabbie on point. "
Sergeant Parker[1]

The term Swabbie, is a nickname for naval personnel used by UNSC Marines and ODSTs. Because the Spartan-IIs are technically a part of the UNSC Navy, they also qualify as swabbies.[1][2] The term refers to the old tradition of "swabbing the decks," where the crew would clean the decks of old wooden ships.

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  1. ^ a b Halo: The Flood, page ??; 2010, page 115
  2. ^ Halo: First Strike, page 92 ; 2010, page 116