Wulf Team, named after the heroic SPARTAN-II, Wulf-041, was a SPARTAN Unit deployed in the late 2500's and early 2600's. The Team was originally formed from the SPARTAN-IV X Company in 2571. The best and brightest of the Company, Maynard-X112, Artyom-X043 and Max-X489, were each chosen to lead individual teams. Artyom lead the Headhunters, Max became the company's battle commander, while Maynard, who specialised in leading smaller groups, made the decision to form Wulf Team
Maynard, often described as being the most tactically brilliant of the Spartans, had extensively researched past SPARTAN teams, taking much inspiration from heroes such as Kurt-051, John-117, and his own commander, Marco-025. However, he ended up naming his team after another SPARTAN-II: SPARTAN-041, a SIGMA Spartan who had been killed, not by the Covenant, but by his own side during the Fall of Reach. After being given access to his file, Maynard decided to name the team after this brave example of what he felt a Spartan should be. The request to form the team was granted by Marco-025, who had deeply respected Wulf. Maynard then selected four of the best Spartans from X-Ray Company: Mateo-X234, Ross-X090, Kate-X500 and Devin-X432.
First Galactic War
In 2571, the year X-Ray Company finished training, war was declared. Three factions, known as the 'Splinter Alliance' had banded together against the UNSC and the Sangehili, resulting in the First Galactic War. The first operation carried out by the Company was the ending of the Tannis Uprising in 2572, which ended as a complete success for the new Spartans. Wulf Team was called out on dozens of operations following this, usually against The Legion, the human faction of the alliance. The team later participated in the Raid on Uyana in 2579, and shortly afterwards fought in the battle of Rell, where Ross-X090 was badly wounded by an incendiary grenade.
When the UNSC discovered that the Legion was using 009762-OO, a drug that was used in the SPARTAN-III Gamma Company's augmentation procedures, Wulf Team, who had borrowed Jason-X250 from Ochre Team, was sent to the Pegasi Delta, the site of the ill-fated Operation: TORPEDO 44 years previously. There, they discovered that the Legion was working with a army of Jackal Pirates known as the 'Sons of Eayn', who were producing weapons and vehicles, as well as the Legion's illegal manufacturing of the drug. For several years following this, the Spartans fought in the Siege of Eden V, which lasted several months. Wulf Team, aided by the SPARTAN-IV Zulu Company and a large UNSC ground force under the command of Brigadier General Richard Mack Junior proved instrumental in ending the conflict there, destroying the Legion's experimental weapons and killing several high-ranking leaders.
In 2599, the UNSC pinpointed the Location of the Legion's base: Minerva, a former colony world. So, along with a large fleet of Human and Sangheili vessels, Wulf team, accompanied by all three SPARTAN-IV Companies, travelled to make the decisive blow against the alliance. During the battle, two members of the team were killed and another was heavily wounded. X-Ray Company suffered heavy losses during the Legion's last stand and the team was to be reformed by the early 27th Century.