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Spartan-IV Second Class Training Program




The Spartan-IV program was the third successful Spartan training program and the first since the end of the Human-Covenant War.  The second Spartan-IV Class began augmentations and training in 2554, and was much larger than the first class size of 145.  Spartan-IV candidates received their augmentations on a facility on Mars, and trained on a top secret orbital space station.  The Spartan-IV program is known for being the first Spartan program to use volunteers instead of recruiting or kidnapping children, as was done in the Spartan-III and Spartan-II programs.  The Spartan-IV program is headed by former Spartan-II Musa-096 and former Spartan-II Jun-A266.

Notable members of the second class of Spartan-IVs are former ODST squad Alpha-Nine, including Edward Buck, Michael "Mickey" Crespo, and Kojo "Romeo" Agu.



These events are depicted in the novel Halo: New Blood, which was the subject of a Halo Book Club on April 28th, 2015.


Earlier Event: January 3
Draco III Rebellion
Later Event: February 1
Battle of Draetheus V