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Special Operations Commander of the Covenant is a high Covenant Sangheili position that commands all Special Operations forces. The title of Special Operations Commander is the highest office attainable by a Sangheili in the Covenant Special Operations division. They hold considerable amount of political and military authority in the Covenant Army; a Special Operations Commander is placed in command of all the personnel and material of a special operation and has a unique honor of speaking directly to the High Prophets and relaying their messages to the High Council.
The only known Special Operations Commander, Rtas 'Vadumee, led dozens of Special Operations Sangheili and Special Operations Unggoy in the Battle of the Gas Mine and also the Battle of the Quarantine Zone.