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UNSC Army Forward Reconnaissance (FORCON), formerly known as UNSC Forward Airborne Reconnaissance (FARSIGHT), is a dedicated special reconnaissance (SR) element of the UNSC Army Ranger Corps, under the UNSC Special Operations Command (UNSCSOCOM).
It is strictly a reconnaissance element, with operators unequipped with the armament to even perform reconnaissance-in-force (RIF) responsibilities. FORCON teams are small and self-contained with minimal amounts of gear, using Mongoose-type ULATVs to rapidly transverse large stretches of terrain. Reconnaissance operators are minimally armed, most armed with carbines or submachine guns (e.g. the M7 LARK CQB) — solely for self-defense. FORCON units are designed to operate with efficiency, speed, and surreptitiousness, where engagement with enemy forces oftentimes comprises the UNSC covert reconnaissance requirement.
FORCON operates under a similar role as UNSC Marine Reconnaissance (UNSCMARCON); however, because all FORCON operators are Rangers trained from the Ranger School, oftentimes FORCON operators may be considered as slightly more experienced than their fellow Marine counterparts because they have underwent all core Ranger training, with special reconnaissance specialization and habitualization training afterwards.
Within any typically-structured Ranger company, dedicated reconnaissance teams are a company-level asset; each typical Ranger company may have at least one FORCON team attached. At the battalion and regimental level, FORCON elements are highly-developed, fielding a number of reconnaissance infantry teams supported by mechanized reconnaissance elements, an asset not typically available to company-level formations.
|UNSC Special Operations Command|
|Divisions||UNSC Army Forward Reconnaissance (FORCON/FARSIGHT) · UNSC Army Special Operations Group · UNSC Counterforce Task Force (CTF) · UNSC Marine Force Reconnaissance (FORCE RECON) · UNSC Marine Reconnaissance (UNSCMARCON) · UNSC Marine Orbital Incursion Group (MARORBGRU) · UNSC Naval Special Warfare (NAVSPECWAR) · UNSC Ranger Corps · UNSC Reconnaissance Aviation Expeditionary Force (RAVEN) · UNSC Special Warfare Group SPARTAN (SPECWAR SPARTAN)|
|Commands||UNSCSOCCEN (1st) · UNSCSOCCET (2nd) · UNSCSOCPRO (3rd) · UNSCSOCIND (4th) · UNSCSOCSAG (5th) · UNSCSOCPER (6th) · SOCSTRATCOM (10th) · PROGWARDIV (15th)|
|Formations||1st Force Reconnaissance Company · 10th Shock Troops Battalion · 105th ODST Division · 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion · 2nd Orbital Special Warfare Battalion (OSW/B2) · 8th Irish Ranger Regiment · 38th Ranger Expeditionary Force (38 REDF) · 3-Gamma (3γ) · 5th Special Operations Wing (5th SOW) · Janelia Blue · Myrmidon Detachment · NAVSPECWAR Six · Task Force 51 (TF51) · UNSC Hostage Activity Group (HAG)|
|Detachments||Alpha Company (101BN/18U) · 38/1 Ranger Battalion · 38/6 Ranger Battalion · Black Team · Delta Squadron · Delta Troop|
|Operators||Alexis Lovejoy · Alexander Harris · Boltzmann · Chandler Danial · Delta-One · Delta-One · Delta-Three (August Plummer) · Delta-Four · Lee Francis Winslow · Hank J Wimbleton IV · Kimberly Ivy Blackburn · SPARTAN-G219 (Katie)|
|Vehicles||D72-TC King Penguin · AV-99 Foray Close Assault Gunship|
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