///INTEL: NOBLE TEAM///
A special operations unit composed entirely of Spartans, Noble Team was regarded by those who knew of existence as a highly efficient fire team. During the training and augmentations for both Alpha and Beta company for the Spartan-IIIs, numerous individuals were noted to match the genetic markers set by Dr. Catherine Halsey for her Spartan-II Program.
Before these Spartans undertook suicide missions that would wipe out nearly all of their numbers, Lt. Commander Kurt Ambrose and CPO Franklin Mendez pulled these individuals from their companies deeming them too valuable for suicide missions and were given assignments more befitting their advanced skills.
Noble Team had seen numerous suicidal missions prior to the Fall of Reach, leaving Carter-259 and Kat-320 as the only original members. Rounding out the team in the summer of 2552 was Emile-239, Jun-226, Jorge-052 (the only Spartan-II on the team), and Spartan-312.
Noble Team served under the command of Colonel Urban Holland during the Reach campaign. Participating in OPERATION UPPERCUT, the Battle of Szurdok Ridge, the Siege of New Alexandria, and the Battle of Azod.
As the war for Reach dragged on, Noble Team’ members gave their lives one by one to stop the Covenant juggernaut:
Carter: KIA. Rammed Pelican into enemy Scarab.
Kat: KIA. Killed by an Elite Field Marshall’s Needle Rifle by not activating her shields.
Emile: KIA. Elite Zealot energy sword through torso.
Jun: MIA. Last seen escorting Dr. Halsey to Castle Base.
Jorge: KIA. Died after manually detonating splipspace bomb to destroy the Long Night of Solace.
Noble Six: KIA. Died fighting off numerous Elite warriors single handedly.
As time passed, Noble Team and their activities were eventually declassified. A monument to the fallen Spartans was constructed via millions of points of artificial light, making up the silhouettes of each team member.