Imperial Admiral is the highest non-political rank a Sangheili could obtain. It is much higher than a Zealot, as Xytan 'Jar Wattinree promoted Voro Nar 'Mantakree to the position of Fleet Master.[1] It is the highest Covenant Navy rank. Imperial Admirals control large Fleets of warships and operate on a very high-ranking Covenant Flagship in the Covenant Navy such as an CAS-class assault carriers, CSO-class supercarriers, or other very powerful capital warships within the Covenant Navy.


An Imperial Admiral's armor is silver, similar to that of an SpecOps Sangheili and a Sangheili Ultra, and is covered with the gold Forerunner glyphs of Sacred Mystery, much like the Arbiter's. Such silver-and-gold Sangheili armor has been mentioned as being superior in quality to the gold armor of a Zealot.[2]

Known Imperial AdmiralsEdit



  • After the Great Schism this position was replaced with its Jiralhanae equivalent, Chieftain of the Jiralhanae. Both ranks served as the ultimate commanding rank in the Covenant military.


  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 243
  2. Xytan 'Jar Wattinree
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