Like John-117, Emile was born on the outer colony world of Eridanus II in 2523, and was subsequently made an orphan during the Glassing of Eridanus II in 2530. At the age of eight in 2531, Emile was conscripted into Spartan-III Alpha Company quickly becoming one of the best in the entire company. Upon graduating from Spartan training in 2536, Emile was one of the few Spartan-IIIs deemed too valuable to take part in the normal Spartan-III suicide missions. Instead, Emile was made a member of the newly formed Noble Team, a fireteam consisting of other exceptional Spartan-IIIs including Jun-A266 and led by Carter-A259. In 2552, Emile, along with Noble Team, were part of the lead effort to stop the Covenant infiltration of Reach. Though Noble Team was largely successful in their missions, in particular the destruction of the Covenant supercarrier Long Night of Solace, Reach fell to the Covenant, and Emile ultimately gave his life protecting SPARTAN-B312 and the Pillar of Autumn prior to it leaving the system.