Just an idea....but i think it would be super cool! Instead of Spartan armor, helmets, visors, skins, stances, assassinations, so on and so forth that we get by earning them through req's, all the while not knowing what we are getting or not...
My friend and I are currently having this exact same issue and we both are researching how to fix it. Sounds like a bug that 343 has not patched yet. A lot of people are reporting this issue. Let me know please what you find out if anything.