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ODST - Wallpaper 2

"We'll Feet First Into Hell, Sir!"

This is a wallpaper of the Halo 3: ODST team, I hope you'll like it!

The Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) are an elite group of UNSC Marines that specialize in special warfare tactics. Their method of infiltration by orbital drop allows them to conduct missions against targets that other conventional forces cannot approach undetected.

The ODSTs are one of the primary Special Operations units of the United Nations Space Command, and is under the command of UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command.


1. Who are the ODSTs?
The Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) are an elite group of UNSC Marines that specialize in special warfare tactics. Their method of infiltration by orbital drop allows them to conduct missions against targets that other conventional forces cannot approach undetected.

The Shock Troopers perform highly specialized, small scale, high-risk operations such as:

Deep Ground Surveillance (or Long Range Reconnaissance): Patrols in small groups, in uniform, usually far behind the enemy lines. While DGS units may direct air or artillery strikes against enemy positions, they strive to be unobserved, and have only self-defense, not DA, capability. Groups engaging in surveillance deep behind enemy lines, are commonly known as "Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols" or LRRP's.

Direct Action: Short-duration strikes and other small-scale offensive actions conducted as a special operation in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive environments and which employ specialized military capabilities to seize, destroy, capture, exploit, recover, or damage designated targets. Direct action differs from conventional offensive actions in the level of physical and political risk, operational techniques, and the degree of discriminate and precise use of force to achieve specific objectives.

Unconventional Warfare: Military and paramilitary operations, normally of long duration, predominantly conducted by indigenous or surrogate forces who are organized, trained, equipped, supported, and directed in varying degrees by an external source. It includes guerrilla warfare and other direct offensive, low visibility, covert, or clandestine operations, as well as the indirect activities of subversion, sabotage, intelligence gathering, escape and evasion.

Counter-Terrorism Operations: The response to terrorist threats and/or acts, both real and imputed.
Counter-Contraband Operations: Missions undertaking the recapturing of smuggled/stolen goods.

Personnel and Special Equipment Recovery/Capture: The recovery/medical treatment of friendly personnel in combat environments, as well as the capability of capturing high valued individuals and any equipment.
ODSTs are recruited from the Special Operations Groups of all the nations and colonies of the Unified Earth Government. Since the first group of “handpicked volunteers” was activated, these shock troopers have been conducting orbital drops ever since.

As such, its entrance requirements serve as a third layer of screening upon two more, where applicants would have theoretically failed to pass. Recruits would, therefore, already have extensive experience in conducting the types of high-risk missions that the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers typically perform, which is only supplemented by the additional training. Companies are usually comprised of six-to-eight Combat Teams, with each containing ten-to-fourteen Operators, each of whom has a specific function, able to excel at specific mission-sets while still retaining the flexibility to deal with any situation. While they are not a part of the UNSC's conventional forces, such as infantryman from the Army or Marines, they do conduct joint operations; and tend to be "force multipliers" - increasing the effectiveness, willingness, and morale of those they fight alongside.

Unlike some conventional forces, the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers has absolutely no age or gender bias, on the condition that the candidate meets the physical and mental requirements they are guaranteed the opportunity to train for selection into the unit.

2. What's Halo 3: ODST?
Halo 3: ODST, formerly known as Halo 3: Recon, is a First Person Shooter video game exclusively developed on the Xbox 360. It is currently being developed by Bungie, LLC., and will published by Microsoft Game Studios. ODST is set to be released on September 22nd, 2009.

Taking place in the Kenyan port city of New Mombasa, ODST follows a squad of elite Marine Orbital Drop Shock Troopers during the Covenant invasion of Earth on October 20th, 2552. Knocked off course due to the Mombasa Slipspace Incident, these six Marines fight through the waste-filled and destroyed streets in order to link up and to destroy and evade the Covenant occupation force in the city.

ODST is a campaign expansion and prologue to Halo 3 which will fill in details of what happened in Southeastern Kenya from Halo 2 and Halo 3. An official five-part prequel comic, Helljumper, will be released in the months following up to and after the release of ODST starting in July. A Multiplayer Beta of Halo: Reach, recently announced at E3 2009, will be included with ODST.

3. Why are ODSTs so special?
ODSTs are more than just marines who drop from spaceships to planet's surfaces, they're the most training marines of all the universe.
Only the spartans are better than them.

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hippta243 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Actually the Space Marines from Warhammer 40000 would have the most training. Most have at least 50 years as Scout Marines under their belt before they get their power armor.
Plexdot Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Me with Dare? (Music She's my lady) "Hmm... nope"

Great work.
Scattergunsniper Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Helljumper, Helljumper where you been?

Feet first into hell and back again!

When I die please bury me deep!

With my MA5 down by my feet!

Don't cry for me, don't shed no tear!

Just pack my box with PT gear!

Cuz one early morning 'bout zero-five!

The ground will rumble, there'll be lightning in the sky!

Don't you worry, don't come undone!

It's just my ghost on a PT run!

- UNSC Candence
spartonboy104 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
cool picture I love Halo ODST
xXxSp4rtyxXx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student General Artist
And i cant wait till Reach! Im reading the book Halo: The Fall of Reach and then i know how it looks like on planet Reach and a lot about Master Chiefs childhood.
WaresTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the game and firefights pretty good too. Very nice wallpaper.
Nicola-Montefusco Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student Artist
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ten clams say The Rook n' Dare hook up.
antonioguster Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student
yea cant w8
MR-BigSmiles Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Nicola-Montefusco Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Student Artist
You're not the only one :D
Ihavenoname323 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, YOUR not the only one either. ;)
counterfox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Neither are YOU. LOL
Ihavenoname323 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's finally here! YEAH!
counterfox Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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