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Special Operations Officer
Species and equipment information



Elite Personal Energy Shield Active Camouflage

Political and military information
Mission types

Special Operations


Leader of lower ranked forces

Notable members

Covenant, later Covenant Separatists


Special Operations Officer, or Spec Ops Officer for short, is a Covenant Sangheili rank. They are also known as Commandos.



A Spec Ops Officer is a position within the Special Operations Divisions of the Covenant, leading groups of Special Operations Commandos into battle against enemies.[1] They are subordinate to Special Operations Commanders.

The role of such Elites is to lead a squad of lower ranked Special Operations forces, similar to the role of the higher ranking Special Operations Commanders, but the troupe that SpecOps Officers command holds fewer troops than the one commanded by Special Operations Commanders.



In Halo: Combat Evolved, it is impossible to see any armor difference from other lower ranked Special Operations Elites, but in Halo 2, they are the only Elites that have wholly black-colored armor, as opposed to the extreme dark-purple of regular Special operation infantry.


Halo: The Flood

So far, the only identified and branded Special Operations Officer and was mentioned firstly in Halo: The Flood. Officer Zuka 'Zamamee was tasked with leading a team to board the Pillar of Autumn and was injured in combat by the Master Chief. He was evacuated by a group of Grunts led by Yayap, who more concerned for their own safety than actually saving him. After he recovered, he requested permission to track down and kill the Master Chief, believing him to be the greatest threat on Halo. Permission was denied until the UNSC's raid on the Truth and Reconciliation, where the Covenant learned first-hand how effective the "Demon" really was in battle. 'Zamamee was deployed, with the promise of reward for success, and great punishment for failure.

Though his several attempts all failed, in part because of John-117's skill and partly because of pure tactical plans, 'Zamamee continued his attempts, driven by the knowledge that he would be executed for failing to do what he himself suggested. He was killed by the Master Chief while operating a Shade.

Halo: The Flood mentions that a Special Operations Officer is two ranks below that of an Aristocrat, presumed to be a Councilor. This, however, cannot be because that position is held by the Ultra rank. It may be that the Aristocrat was low-ranked or that Special Operations Officer is a rank comparable to an Ultra.[2]

Halo Graphic Novel

Bero 'Kusovai was an Officer under Special Operations Commander Rtas 'Vadumee. He was infected by flood, and killed by 'Vadumee after cutting off 'Vadum's left mandibles.


  1. Halo: The Flood, during Battle of Alpha Base.
  2. Halo: The Flood
Sangheili Ranks
High Council Councilor
Temporary/Prominent OssoonaArbiter
Fleet Commander Fleet MasterSupreme CommanderImperial Admiral
Zealot Officers Field MasterShipmasterFleet MasterSupreme Commander
Special Operations Spec-OpsSpec-Ops OfficerSpec-Ops Commander of the Covenant
Honor Guard Sangheili Honor GuardsmanHonor Guard UltraLight of Sanghelios
Specialists StealthRangerAscetics
Regular AristocratMinorMajorUltra
Civilian KaidonOracle Master
Heretic Heretic Sangheili MinorHeretic Sangheili MajorHeretic Leader

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