Covie Lance1

A file watching a hologram of the Prophet of Truth.

A file is the smallest infantry unit within the Covenant Army, and usually consists of around four to five Unggoy[1] or Kig-Yar.[2] A file is usually lead by an Unggoy Major, a Sangheili Minor, or a Jiralhanae Minor. A file is the Covenant equivalent to a UNSC Fire Team, with the next largest unit, the lance, being equivalent to a UNSC squad.


  1. Halo: The Flood, page 61
  2. Halo: The Flood, page 155