Hey guys, I was curious to know and all. But I was trying to find something on this and have not seen this or read any info that explains this, and what I mean is other then passing games or being recruited by Jun to become a part of the Spartan Branch how do they endure being a “Spartan” because to me being recruited is different then going through a selection and a baptism of fire or rite of passage to being one of the Elite in one of the most Elite Units in UNSC SOF. If anyone can explain this to me, because I don’t understand the “Spartan” fours and one of the reasons is because I do not know what they went through to become that said Spartan. Because for anyone who read the books we all know what the Spartan II and IIIs went through, and what their training was and the physical push they had to put themselves through in order to be a Spartan.
Also to add if no one can answer the selection process to me. I thought up my own idea what I think would be a interesting way the Spartan IVs go through a selection process:
Spartan IV Selection:
In order to be recruited to the Spartan Branch and become a Spartan IV he or she must meet a Basic Requirement Process (BRP) for example:
- Over the age of 22 - Not over the age of 40 - Committed over five years of service to the UNSC Special Operations Force (SOF) - Has NO misconduct or negative action taken against them. (If so then must be considered misconduct and over three years - <strong>Must have been active in a UNSC SOF Unit for over two years. (Example: have been a ODST for two years. But still has to be active in the UNSC SOF)</strong> - <strong><strong>Must pass a standard physical training test</strong></strong> - <strong><strong>Edit: "Recruit must have also conducted High Profile/ Priority missions with enormous amounts of success."</strong></strong>Once they complete BRP they then move to the Selection Phase which is two months long. Which is a extreme mental and physical push to the limits to see if they meet the standards to make the next step to becoming a Spartan. In order to pass selection they must be selected based on reviews from peers and cadre, then selected by the Officer in charge of the Selection which is a Spartan cadre are as well.
Once they complete the Selection Phase they will receive a four day pass to recover. Then from there the selected candidates will then move to the Selection Qualification Course Phase which is a three year process. This qualification course is to set and train the candidates to become proficient and perfected in hand to hand, weapons function and operation, combat scenarios and tactics, military history, discipline, know how to coordinate and plan out combat operations, and execute combat simulation and training. This course still has the extreme mental and physical push but over the course of three years.
Once said candidates are selected the same way as the selection phase, they will proceed to stand process by a review/interview board (which consist of the Spartan Commander, Spartan recruiter, Spartan Officer of the Qualification Course, the medical officer and the said candidates Team Leader) If they review/interview board agrees to select the said candidate, they will be selected to become a Spartan and go through augmentation process, if not selected then they will be dismissed and returned to their previous SOF Unit.
Then from there, after augmentation they will be put on a Spartan Team which consist of fresh candidates and their Team leader who was at their board, from their the said Spartans are set to a two year probation which is to see if said Spartan can bond and blend with team and move at pace with high operational tempo of training. (If said Spartan can not bond and blend or does not meet operational standard. Team leader can put in a dismissal for said Spartan and removal from the Spartan Branch and back to their SOF unit)
After all that those Spartans become a active Spartan team and to be stationed at UNSC Infinity for Spartan deployments or other assignments.
Well guys tell me what you think I am all for constructive criticism and all and I know I could have posted this in the fan section and all but this being in regards to the Halo verse and those who know lore I would love to know you input and all. I apologize for spelling and grammar errors its like 1am where I am at.