Unlike vessels designed by humans—in which the command area was almost always located toward the ship’s bow—Covenant ships were constructed in a more logical fashion, which meant that their control rooms were buried deep within heavily armored hulls, making them impervious to anything less than a mortal blow. <- The Flood.

So, whys it in the head of the ship where it can easily be decapitated? Useful Dave 04:43, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

UNSC pilot by SPARTAN 204
SPARTAN 119Crawl from the wreckage , one more time, Horrific memory twists the mind. Dark blooded, cold and hard to turn. Path of destruction, feel it burn. 'Cause we hunt you down without mercy, hunt you down all nightmare long :
That was my mistake, I made most of this article for Ajax during one of the "Necros Article Drives". That error on my part has been fixed, thanks for pointing that out.