The Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, otherwise known as the ODST, are a Special Operations Capable unit of the UNSC Marine Corps. The ODST are under the administrative and operational control of the Naval Special Weapons.
The ODST Program was created in 2163, during the time of the UNSC Defense Force’s first days. ODSTs are the Covert Ops specialists of the Marine and Navy Corps. Armed in dropping pods fired from ships and stations in orbit, these pods crash to the ground as the ODST swarm out and begin taking the enemy by surprise. Armed with ODST BDU armaments not quite as strong as the Mjolnir armors, these Special Forces push through behind enemy lines disorientating the enemy and getting the job done.