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This article describes about the intelligence branch of the UNSC. For the music, see The Office of Naval Intelligence (song).
The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) (pronounced as oʊni), was the intelligence service branch of the UNSC Navy. Its formal name is the UNSC Military Intelligence Division. Although it is under the jurisdiction of the Navy, ONI had a liason with the HIGHCOM Security Committee.
One of the earliest projects undertaken by ONI was in 2321. This project, dubbed ORION, was an attempt to increase the effectiveness of Colonial Military Administration soldiers. However this initial run was eventually postponed.
- Main article: Human-Covenant war
Over the course of the war, ONI absorbed or eliminated most competing civilian and military espionage services.
Following the war, the Office of Naval Intelligence had become the primary intelligence service of the UEG with nearly uncontested power in this field.
As of 2555, Admiral Margaret Parangosky was replaced with Admiral Serin Osman as Commander-in-Chief.
It is a division of the UNSC Navy that is responsible for counter-espionage and propaganda and intelligence matters across the UNSC. As such, ONI employs members of other military branches, and even civilians, to complete the Division's shadowy work.
Many of its functions and subdivisions, like the Beta-5 Division and the SPARTAN-III Program, are enigmatic, and its personnel are regarded as mysteries by mainstream naval officers. ONI personnel, especially officers, are often referred to as "spooks."
The Office of Naval Intelligence often operates independently of other UNSC branches. At times it contravenes the law and UNSC protocol to complete top-secret missions.
Agents appear to enjoy significant latitude in the discharge of their duties, often violating moral boundaries or acquiring vast amounts of UNSC resources to achieve their ends.
Intra-ONI dynamics are often strained with intense competition among its own personnel. Agents operate under heavy scrutiny with mistakes often lead to demotion or death.
Known ONI BranchesEdit
- ONI Section Zero - Internal Affairs and investigations
- ONI Section One - Military Intelligence
- ONI Section Two - Propaganda and Information
- ONI Section Three - Special Projects
- UNSC Prowler Corps
- ONI Signal Corps
- ONI Retrieval and Acquistions
- Reverse Engineering and Prototyping - Xenotechnology
- Department of Colonial Security
It appears to have an unusually large amount of military equipment for an intelligence service, and has a strong fleet presence.
List of UnitsEdit
ONI operated a number of starships. ONI maintains the UNSC's Prowler fleet, under the auspices of the UNSC Prowler Corps. The Office of Naval Intelligence possesses a destroyer-sized prowler-class starship, UNSC Point of No Return, which is used as a command vessel and a secure conference location.
List of Ship ClassesEdit
Each ONI Section operates their own personnel.
- For ONI Section Zero personnel, See here.
- For ONI Section One personnel, See here.
- For ONI Section Two personnel, See here.
- For ONI Section Three personnel, See here.
- Main article: ONI Facilities
- ONI's pre-Halo 3: ODST insignia features the all-seeing eye, a nod to ONI's line of work.
- The ONI insignia can be used as a multiplayer emblem in Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide - Page 229
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Halo Waypoint: Universe - ONI
- ↑ Halo: First Strike - Page 49
- ↑ Halo: Fall of Reach - Page ???
- ↑ Halo: Escalation
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Halo: Hunters in the Dark - Page 67
- ↑ Halo Waypoint: Universe - Factions - Spartans
- ↑ Halo Encyclopedia - Page 44
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo - Pages 90-92
- ↑ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Log of War
- ↑ Halo 3 - Level: Tsavo Highway
- ↑ Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo - Page 47
- ↑ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide - Page 34