In this week's Weekly Update, Bungie spills the beans in detail on exactly what an ODST is, since you'll be playing as one in their upcoming game, Halo 3: Recon.
ORBITAL DROP SHOCK TROOPERS (ODST)
United Nations Space Command (UNSC) Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) are under the operational authority of Naval Special Weapons (NavSpecWeap). Their methods of operation allow them to conduct missions against targets that more conventional forces cannot approach undetected.
The ODSTs perform highly specialized, small scale, high-risk operations such as:
• Deep ground surveillance (DGS)
• Direct action (DA)
• Unconventional warfare
• Counter-terrorism operations
• Counter-contraband operations
• Personnel and special equipment recovery/capture
ODSTs are recruited from the Special Operations Groups of all the nations of the Unified Earth Government (UEG). Since the first group of “handpicked volunteers” was activated, ODSTs have been dropping “feet first” into combat.
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