Hm, interesting: in the Reach beta, SPECWARCOM was stated to be under UNICOM. In the A Spartan Will Rise ViDoc, near the end, it's shown in the large viewscreen in the lower left-hand corner that SPECWAR actually answers directly to HIGHCOM. Now, someone more familiar with the military organization structure could explain if this means that SPECWAR is separate from NAVSPECWAR, or if it's even attached to any branch (Navy, army, etc.) in the first place. --Jugus (Talk | Contribs) 14:18, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
- SpecWar sounds like a term referring to any member of a specialist unit, rather than an Army unit. The SPARTAN-IIs were Navy; the IIIs appear to have Army ranks (at least Gamma company) and the SPARTAN-Is and ODSTs are Marines.-- Forerunner 22:18, August 28, 2010 (UTC)
- I'd imagine Special Warfare Command is the UNSC Army's equivalent of the Naval Special Warfare Command. More than likely the "HIGHCOM" reference is referring to a unified combatant command such as the modern-day U.S. Special Operations Command. But i'm glad that they didn't put UNICOM in Reach. :) Grizzlei ♥ ツ.
Regarding the recent re-addition of UNICOM, I'm not sure if the armory description is as valid as the Noble identification thing shown in the lower right-hand corner of cutscenes throughout the game. That's still the same way as it was in the A Spartan Will Rise Trailer, that is, it still reads "HIGHCOM/SPECWAR/GROUP 3" instead of mentioning UNICOM. --Jugus (Talk | Contribs) 05:51, September 16, 2010 (UTC)
My feeling is that SPECWARCOM is under the USNC Army, much like the UNSC Navy has NAVSPECWAR. Group 3 (Noble Team) was under the Army until ONI took operational control of them for a mission during Halo: Reach. Col. Holland is USNC Army and he had command of Noble Team which means SPECWARCOM was most likely UNSC Army. I recommend placing SPECWARCOM under the UNSC Army. Bugkill 18:51, September 18, 2010 (UTC)
Let me amend my previous post. SPECWARCOM and NAVSPECWAR are pretty much the same, except that SPECWARCOM handles special operations for ground forces and NAVSPECWAR handles the special operations forces that are on naval vessels most of the time, like some of the SPARTANS and the ODST's. Noble Team was placed under SPECWARCOM because they were part of a ground based operation that was under UNSC Army jurisdiction. SPECWARCOM can be assumed to be under UNSC Army operational control because Col. Holland is the commander and that the main ground forces are mainly Army as well. The Navy controls NAVSPECWAR operationally, but both commands can be called upon for certain operations for ONI, UNICOM, or HIGHCOM, it all depends on who is the overall command in charge of the specific operation. Both special warfare commands are pretty much seperate commands, but the Navy and Army controls them given the overall control each branch possesses in their respective theatre of operations. Bugkill 22:53, September 23, 2010 (UTC)