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Black ops/espionage squadron




Colonel Jackson Hauler (?—2503)

De facto leader

Confederate Command (?—2500)
Dominion High Command (2500—2503)


TerranConfederacy SC1 Logo1 Terran Confederacy (?—2500)
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Nova Station (?—2500)
Palatine (—2503)

Date reorganized

2500 (as a Dominion black ops unit)



Nova Squadron is a black ops/espionage group. Under the Terran Confederacy, it was numerically inferior to other wings of the Confederate Armed Forces, but its units are well-trained, much like those of Alpha Squadron. Its main purpose was to spy on other organizations, including other Confederate squadrons.[1]


Prelude to WarEdit

The following section contains information from StarCraft beta that is ambiguously canonical.

Before the start of the Great War, Nova Squadron was in charge of the Project Bellwood, experimenting with the xenomorphs, their reports were clasified and deemed unfit to the general distribution, their Division Nine managed further questions on the subject.[2]

A New CommanderEdit

Jackson Hauler was the identity assumed by a former ghost. Having escaped the Ghost Program, he stole the identity of the real Hauler, a non-commissioned officer in the Confederate military, using his memory-altering powers and forgery. Hauler eventually became an officer and rose through the ranks to command Nova Squadron.[3]

The Great WarEdit

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft that is ambiguously canonical.

Before activating the psi-emitters over Tarsonis, Arcturus Mengsk sent the Sons of Korhal down to the surface of Tarsonis in order to disrupt the ability of Nova Squadron, Delta Squadron and Omega Squadron to wage war. They were successful in this regard.[4]

Joining the DominionEdit

Not long afterward, the squadron was forced to abandon its headquarters, Nova Station, in order to go into hiding. The headquarters were later retrieved by Terran Dominion General Edmund Duke.[5]

The squadron later joined with the Terran Dominion after Mengsk's Uprising. By 2501 it had proved itself to the Dominion and earned Arcturus Mengsk's trust. They became a subordinate unit of the Dominion Marine Corps.

That year, its leader, Colonel Jackson Hauler, had himself assigned to a "secret mission". This enabled him to vanish and assume the identity of Cole Bennett, a biomedical researcher who took part in Project Shadowblade, a secret military research project on terrazine, a psi-enhancing drug. The project fell apart, and most of its membership died at the hands of the Dominion, leaving Hauler embittered.

After returning, Hauler used his position as the head of Nova Squadron to plot a rebellion against the Dominion.[3]


In 2503, Nova Terra, a Dominion ghost, was assigned to the Nova Squadron battlecruiser, Palatine. She was assigned to investigate a suspect United Earth Directorate attack at Altara, near its secret terrazine source. Instead, Hauler used the operation to help hide evidence.

Hauler's plan continued as the spectres attacked Augustgrad, Korhal IV, intending to capture Emperor Mengsk. The plan was unsuccessful, and sparked conflict with another elite military unit, the Annihilators. In response, Hauler captured Terra and tried to force her to kidnap Mengsk and deliver him to Hauler.

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The rebellion was defeated at the hands of Terra, and Hauler was himself killed. The battle cruiser Palatine escaped amid the chaos, with Gabriel Tosh at the helm. The fate of its crew remains unknown, as does the future of Nova Squadron itself.[3]

Known MembersEdit


  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Zerg. Accessed on 2015-10-08
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kenyon, Nate. (September 27, 2011). StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1439-10938-0.
  4. Operation Silent Scream
  5. 1998-07-24. Nova Station. StarCraft Compendium Map Archives.

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