Vice Admiral Ysionris Jeromi is a human flag officer of the UNSC Navy and the commanding officer of the UNSC Hopeful. His exploits during the Human-Covenant War as the commanding officer of the Hopeful have made VADM Jeromi a legend throughout the colonies.
On multiple occasions, Jeromi has taken the UNSC Hopeful, a ship with no weapons or armor to speak of, into battle to save the lives of the critically wounded aboard damaged ships. He has saved tens of thousands of lives, and more than once faced a court-martial. He had gained and lost rank over the years, but he has also won the UNSC's Colonial Cross twice. He was a four-star admiral in 2525, and a three-star vice admiral in 2551.
He was a personal friend to Dr. Catherine Halsey, and analyzed a number of 'hypothetical' experiments on bonobo chimpanzees for Dr. Halsey in 2525. She was his star pupil, and he had never approved of her working with the Office of Naval Intelligence. He was a mentor to her and his disapproval made her decisions more difficult. He sent her UNSC Priority Transmission 09872H-98, detailing his objections to a "hypothetical" augmentation process and the dangers of such a process. The experiments he conducted were later used on the SPARTAN-II soldiers. However, he was not made aware of this and likely would have objected if he had known.
In 2551, he was present on the Hopeful while the SPARTAN-III soldiers of Gamma Company were brought aboard for their augmentation procedures. He was suspicious of Lieutenant Commander Kurt Ambrose, especially after a message arrived for the Spartan from a secret Slipspace COM launcher.
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