Those who were enrolled at the Imperial Academies were called cadets. The term was also used before then, during the time of the Galactic Republic, for the same purpose when clone troopers were being trained. The main facility where many of these cadets were trained at were academies such as the Academy of Carida, where many famous stormtroopers have been trained.
A similar rank, called "recruit," was utilized by the Alliance to Restore the Republic post-Battle of Hoth, being the lowest rank, just below Flight Cadet. Its insignia was a white patch with white borders and completely bare.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (as "recruit")
- Episode I Adventures Game Book 4: Jedi Emergency (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Clone Cadets"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Death Trap"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Academy"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Fugitive"
- The Paradise Snare
- "Maze Run"—Star Wars Insider 131 (Mentioned only)
- "Lumrunners"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 9 (Mentioned only)
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- Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
- Carida: Heavy Duty
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- "Death Is Remotely Possible"—The DarkStryder Campaign
- Red Sky, Blue Flame"—Star Wars Gamer 7 "
- Imperial Sourcebook
- Dark Empire Sourcebook
- Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook
- The DarkStryder Campaign
- Heroes & Rogues
- Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition
- "Who's Who in Rogue Squadron"—Star Wars Insider 59
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- Hero's Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Champions of the Force (Card: Imperial Cadet)
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Champions of the Force (Card: Imperial Cadet Squadleader)
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – The Shadow Syndicate (Card: Rebel Cadet)
- Galaxy of Intrigue
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- Strongholds of Resistance
- Cadet on Wikipedia