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USR Special Warfare Group, Advance Reconnaissance Operations
Unit Background
  • Special Operations
  • Intelligence collection in the deep battlespace
  • Target Designation
  • Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) activities in support of UNSC and AUR
Unit Motto

"In the darkness, we prevail"

Current Commander

Field Master Kula 'Lazalu

Current Status



The Advance Reconnaissance Operations, better known as the Pathfinders, are the scouts, and eyes and ears of the Republic's forces. They go ahead of the main force, designating targets, preparing the battle space, gathering intelligence and removing threats to the main force. Pathfinders were born out of conversion of the Jiralhanae, where the enemy forces often ambushed the Covenant forces by leading them into traps. The Pathfinders were founded by the warriors in a unit with the most self-control, who could entire a battlefield and not be overcome with the desire to fight his enemies, and instead complete his objectives.

The Pathfinders are equipped with the Special Operations Harness, fitted with active camouflage modules to obscure them from sight. Usually equipped with Active Camouflage, they carry Type-1 Sights and occasionally use light vehicles and True Phantoms as transportation. They may carry a few carbines or plasma rifles, but often carry small blades and Nail guns to silence enemies without raising alarms. Pathfinders are chosen from the most disciplined warriors, who can maintain their silence on the battlefield without alerting the enemy, and complete his task given to him without bringing attention to him self.

In recent years, the Pathfinders have trained to not only gather visual intelligence, but also audio, electronic and cyber intelligence, intruding on the enemy's communication networks, and eavesdropping, with many learning multiple languages and dialects.

Special Operations Divisions in the Necros War
UNSC Marines, First Echelon: STO | Night Runners | SPARTAN-IVs

Marines, Second Echelon: ODSTs

Marines, Third Echelon: Commandos | Rangers | SFWSG | Stalkers | EVAT | Hellbringers

Marines, Fourth Echelon: PSYOPS | Guardian | Spear Head

Navy: ANWG | SOW | Flight Testing Group | NavWar DevGru

Joint: Joint Evaluation and Tactics Group

USR Operation Divisions: Commandos | Spec Ops | Assassins | Pathfinders | Rangers | Assault Troopers | Avengers | Fleet Security

Military Orders: Light of Helios | Guardians of Faith | Honour Guard | Ascetics

Machina GEARS Project
Vorenus SPECTRES | STARS | FEAR | START | Vanguards
Plainsfierians Sentinel Unit
Jiralhanae Alliance Brute Ravager | Brute Stormtrooper
Kig-Yar Regime Kig-Yar Scout | Kig-Yar Shocktrooper | Kig-Yar Stormtrooper | Kig-Yar Butcher | Kig-Yar Bodyguard | Kig-Yar Bombardier | Kig-Yar Assassin | Black Claw
Yanme'e Hives Yanme'e Slayer | Yanme'e Berserker

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