Beta-Red Actual was the callsign of a SPARTAN-II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command.[note 1] She was the leader of Team Beta, a splinter of Red Team, during the Fall of Reach in the summer of 2552.
Fall of Reach
On August 30, 2552, Red Team was deployed to the surface of Reach from the UNSC Pillar of Autumn. After their Pelican dropship, Bravo 001, was shot down, the SPARTANs were forced to make a high-altitude jump to the ground, killing four of them. Upon regrouping, Frederic-104 divided Red Team into four splinter groups, including the eleven-member Team Beta.
Team Beta was then assigned to defend one of the planet's Orbital Defense Generators against the Covenant. As a force of thirty-two Covenant Wraiths and 260 infantry advanced toward a UNSC position, Beta Red Actual ordered her team to move forward and engage the attackers in close combat. After the SPARTANs broke the Covenant assault wave, Beta Red Actual instructed Gamma 1, another UNSC operator, to withdraw his forces from the area. As the SPARTANs defended against two armored divisions, three Covenant cruisers emerged from cloak and headed toward the UNSC position.
The UNSC Majestic was then ordered by Central Command to bombard the approaching Covenant forces. The Majestic fired six MAC rounds onto the target area. Beta Red Actual, as well as all the other members of Team Beta, are believed to have been killed in the blast.
- Beta-Red Actual is addressed as Beta-Red during the radio conversations. By military convention she would be given the "Actual" descriptor to distinguish him from the team he commanded. She is, however, referred to as Beta Romeo Actual during the Spire conversation.