TIL! Reading their Halopedia page now:
Just ground troops, really. They're deployed wherever they're needed.
I see. What are marines apart of in the Halo universe then? I've always assumed they were apart of the Navy in game just as in real life.
No. The Navy, in the Halo universe, are the ones patrolling space in battleships.
He's not? I'm pretty sure he is a marine. Wouldn't that make him apart of the Navy?
Johnson has been shown wearing it before and he wasn't in the Navy.
In that case I think it fits, as the military shown in Halo is primarily the Navy. Unless I am mistaken.
It's my understanding that it's strictly a Navy thing.
Is the white battle dress found somewhere else in the armed forces? Or was that made up for Halo?
What a great topic. Something I hadn’t ever thought of really. Definitely following this topic as I appreciate the replies and look forward to more.I was 19, stationed in Germany, at the post movie theater with buddies watching Aliens for the first time. As with Halo, the portrayal of the military seemed spot on as future sci-fi goes, then Hudson exclaimed he was short. The entire theater burst out at that accurate slang.
To those providing their perspective, thank you for the information and thank you for your service!
Avatar on the other hand made the military into a high tech bully which I didn't care for.
But, I don't want to steer too off base here, but I certainly gravitated to Halo because of the military centric focus. Until marines showed up in white battle dress, that one still has me scratching my head.
I also see the UNSC page here on Waypoint lists the 5 branches of the UNSC Armed Forces and yes, the Marine Corps is separate from the Navy. There's always more things to learn about Halo. :)
Quote:While structured under the Unified Ground Command, the UNSC Marine Corps operates closely with the UNSC Naval Command and has some authority within the office.
That's not just Halo. Don't tell a modern day marine that he or she is part of the Navy, you are likely to be introduced to how hard the ground is.
A little clarification on my statement regarding a white battle dress uniform or BDU. The are BDUs which are considered the combat uniform then you have the dress uniform aka the three piece suit. Again, I'm not schooled on the US Navy, but I've seen both white and a light blue version of their BDU, I don't know the reason for the difference. Army and Marines wear the standard camo fatigues.
What I was addressing were, what I assumed to be Marines, is best seen in the epilogue cutscenes in Halo 4, disembarking the Pelican in New Phoenix. They wore a white helmet, chest plate and additional armor. I could be wrong, they might be a nod to the traditional white of the modern sailor in which points to 343.
A note to Johnson wearing dress whites, I would call foul on that. The modern marine dress uniform is two tone blue with red piping. I forget which is which, but the color of the pants represents the Pacific Ocean, the jacket the Atlantic (or vice versa).
Again, we are comparing today's military to a modern perspective of what a military will look like in 500 years, so I don't get too critical, but this is a good discussion.