"No, the Commander was right: the true leader knows when to correctly spend lives, and live with their mistake. That order I gave was against everything that I have stood for as the leader of my Company, which cost me my confidence, my friends, and whatever trust I built with those that are still alive... I will never take that role again."
―Beatrix-B072, during a mandatory psyche evaluation.
Lieutenant Beatrix-B072, operating under Codename: SHINIGAMI and Beta Leader, was a Category-IISPARTAN-III supercommando who formerly served as the field commander of Beta Company. A charismatic and sympathetic woman during training, Beatrix excelled at tactics and field management, although she lost her confidence and was forced to become an intelligence role in her later years.
Orphaned during the Battle of Ballast, Beatrix was conscripted into the SPARTAN-III Program and was quickly identified as a promising team leader. Determined to succeed, she developed a reputation for always making the right call even under heavy pressure. This, coupled with her laid-back personality and willingness to help other Beta teams, resulted in her being voted the leader for the entire unit. She valiantly led the entire unit through multiple theatres, however, she ordered the retreat during Operation: TORPEDO that resulted in the deaths of almost everyone she knew.
Broken mentally and physically, Beatrix would elect to go on extended break and intended to retire, but she would return to complete other operations. First as a solo-operator for the UNSC Army's in-house intelligence bureau, she would eventually recover her mindset enough to be permitted to be moved into another team. As a result, she was shifted into GAUNTLET Team: a joint-generation SPARTAN unit and assigned as its executive officer. She served there until OPERATION: RECLAIMER in 2552, when she was finally Killed in Action.
Career Service Vitae
FULL NAME: XXX, Beatrix SERVICE #: S-B072
UNIT: SPECWAR/Group Three/GAUNTLET Team ENLISTMENT DATE: [REDACTED] GARRISON: [REDACTED] STATUS: KIA
Master organiser, lethal rifleman - and a good chess player. The single-best leader in her class. No one inspires confidence better, and can get the best out of any soldier. A little overconfident, but there has been no fault with her tactics. Capable of debating with superiors - a rarity in Sierras. Keen eyes, great combat skills.
Has a history of guilt and struggling with loss: very severe and has only recently been greenlit for operations with a team << originates from a previous operation where she inadvertently killed most of her unit.