what is a Tactical?

Sorry for the ambiguous title but its pretty fitting given its ambiguous anyway. So I was playing Halo CEA and stopped as I was listening to Cortana’s coordination efforts on the Autumn in the opening cutscene and went 'What is 22nd Tactical? (with more expletives of course) So I went onto Halopedia to find that what a surprise its a nonsense word that Bungie made up to sound cool and has no contextual use as a Military Structure based on the 21st century like most of the Corps is in Halo. So any suggestions as to what it is and where it fits into the organisational structure of the UNSCMC?

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> Sorry for the ambiguous title but its pretty fitting given its ambiguous anyway. So I was playing Halo CEA and stopped as I was listening to Cortana’s coordination efforts on the Autumn in the opening cutscene and went 'What is 22nd Tactical? (with more expletives of course) So I went onto Halopedia to find that what a surprise its a nonsense word that Bungie made up to sound cool and has no contextual use as a Military Structure based on the 21st century like most of the Corps is in Halo. So any suggestions as to what it is and where it fits into the organisational structure of the UNSCMC?

Could be a Tactical Response Force, Althohgh that’s a USAF Security Forces designation.

From context it seems logical this is a unit type as Barca stated above. She instructs them to RV with the 22nd Tactical. It is like saying, “Meet up with the 2nd Marines” or “Link up with members of 5th Special Forces.”

The 22nd has several current real world military associations. Two of the most well known and applicable to this question are the 22nd STS - Special Tactics Squadron of thr USAF. STS individuals from the USAF, while not designed as a direct combat unit but are trained in various methods of infl and exfiltration but specialize in the ability to work as Combat Air Controllers. This includes not only the marshalling and directing of aircraft for various purposes as well as the surveying of drop zones and airfields. They often accompany white side and black side US Special Operations Units such as US Army Special Forces, Rangers, SEALs, and other USSOCOM units. The other unit and more well known is the British 22nd SAS - the Special Air Service. This is England’s most well known Special Forces Unit handling missions in the Special Operations and Unconventional Warfare envelope excepting but a few waterborne specialities which are primarily in the purview of the Special Boat Service (SBS) who also handle missions across the breadth of the SOF spectrum.

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> From context it seems logical this is a unit type as Barca stated above. She instructs them to RV with the 22nd Tactical. It is like saying, “Meet up with the 2nd Marines” or “Link up with members of 5th Special Forces.”
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> The 22nd has several current real world military associations. Two of the most well known and applicable to this question are the 22nd STS - Special Tactics Squadron of thr USAF. STS individuals from the USAF, while not designed as a direct combat unit but are trained in various methods of infl and exfiltration but specialize in the ability to work as Combat Air Controllers. This includes not only the marshalling and directing of aircraft for various purposes as well as the surveying of drop zones and airfields. They often accompany white side and black side US Special Operations Units such as US Army Special Forces, Rangers, SEALs, and other USSOCOM units. The other unit and more well known is the British 22nd SAS - the Special Air Service. This is England’s most well known Special Forces Unit handling missions in the Special Operations and Unconventional Warfare envelope excepting but a few waterborne specialities which are primarily in the purview of the Special Boat Service (SBS) who also handle missions across the breadth of the SOF spectrum.

Spot on, just quick correction that STSs are full special ops doing combat control, combat rescue, direct action, recon, etc. just like their Army, Navy, and Marine Counterparts.

Usually attached to other units, but they are full special ops in their own right.

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> > From context it seems logical this is a unit type as Barca stated above. She instructs them to RV with the 22nd Tactical. It is like saying, “Meet up with the 2nd Marines” or “Link up with members of 5th Special Forces.”
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> > The 22nd has several current real world military associations. Two of the most well known and applicable to this question are the 22nd STS - Special Tactics Squadron of thr USAF. STS individuals from the USAF, while not designed as a direct combat unit but are trained in various methods of infl and exfiltration but specialize in the ability to work as Combat Air Controllers. This includes not only the marshalling and directing of aircraft for various purposes as well as the surveying of drop zones and airfields. They often accompany white side and black side US Special Operations Units such as US Army Special Forces, Rangers, SEALs, and other USSOCOM units. The other unit and more well known is the British 22nd SAS - the Special Air Service. This is England’s most well known Special Forces Unit handling missions in the Special Operations and Unconventional Warfare envelope excepting but a few waterborne specialities which are primarily in the purview of the Special Boat Service (SBS) who also handle missions across the breadth of the SOF spectrum.
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> Spot on, just quick correction that STSs are full special ops doing combat control, combat rescue, direct action, recon, etc. just like their Army, Navy, and Marine Counterparts.
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> Usually attached to other units, but they are full special ops in their own right.

Barca, they are full Special Ops units but they are not DA units in the respect that you find with other USSOCOM Units. It isn’t what they are trained to do. They will tell you they are fully capable but it isn’t their mission. I have worked with them countless times and DA just isn’t their lane. They have to be able to handle themselves considering they are a tagged assets with units that have particular mission sets. On those occasions they may wind up in the middle of matters but that is different from units that are sent in with direct intent to conduct certains types of operations. Reconnaissance on their part is for the purposes of air assets requirements and and a far cry from the full combat mission profiles seen for standard DA and SR missions. They are good guys, but they have a different mission set and in many ways a different mentality from other Operators.

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> > > From context it seems logical this is a unit type as Barca stated above. She instructs them to RV with the 22nd Tactical. It is like saying, “Meet up with the 2nd Marines” or “Link up with members of 5th Special Forces.”
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> > > The 22nd has several current real world military associations. Two of the most well known and applicable to this question are the 22nd STS - Special Tactics Squadron of thr USAF. STS individuals from the USAF, while not designed as a direct combat unit but are trained in various methods of infl and exfiltration but specialize in the ability to work as Combat Air Controllers. This includes not only the marshalling and directing of aircraft for various purposes as well as the surveying of drop zones and airfields. They often accompany white side and black side US Special Operations Units such as US Army Special Forces, Rangers, SEALs, and other USSOCOM units. The other unit and more well known is the British 22nd SAS - the Special Air Service. This is England’s most well known Special Forces Unit handling missions in the Special Operations and Unconventional Warfare envelope excepting but a few waterborne specialities which are primarily in the purview of the Special Boat Service (SBS) who also handle missions across the breadth of the SOF spectrum.
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> > Spot on, just quick correction that STSs are full special ops doing combat control, combat rescue, direct action, recon, etc. just like their Army, Navy, and Marine Counterparts.
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> > Usually attached to other units, but they are full special ops in their own right.
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