Unified Special Warfare Command
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Unified Special Warfare Command (USW or UNISPECWARCOM) often simplified as Special Warfare Command (SPECWARCOM), is a special forces division under the authority of Unified Ground Command. It maintains oversight of special operations carried out by the UNSC Army, alongside the ability to provide tactical oversight of personnel deployments in the Spartan Operations division (something shared with NAVSPECWARCOM).
Given UNICOM's authority over the UNSC Marine Corps on the whole, it is possible that USW also oversees Marine special force units apart from the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, who fall under NAVSPECWAR's authority.
Within the UNSC Army, UNISPECWARCOM is divided into a number of "Special Warfare Groups", with at least three such units in existence. Each Special Warfare Group is commanded by a Colonel, with a strength likely equivalent to a brigade. Overall, USW has the strength of a division.
List of appearances
- Halo: Reach (First appearance)
- Halo: Reach manual, page 1
- Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 74
- Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 98: "Directly attached to the USW division...."
- halo.bungie.org, Re: Just checked out the Essential Visual Guide (Retrieved on Apr 30, 2023) [archive]
- Halo Encyclopedia (2011 edition), page 54-55