- "Check it out, corporal. We'll cover you."
In the Imperial Army, a corporal was second-in-command of a nine-man squad, selected and recommended for the position by the sergeant. As the senior of the squad's eight troopers, he was known as the "one-man."
Behind the scenes
In the real world, the rank of corporal is generally a relatively junior NCO grade.
In the British Household Cavalry, however, all NCOs and warrant officers use variations on the rank of corporal. The rank of Staff Corporal, mentioned in Star Wars Galaxies material, is an element of this system, although only the rank name is actually canon within the Star Wars Legends continuity.
- Imperial Sourcebook
- Dark Force Rising Sourcebook
- The Jedi Academy Sourcebook
- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook
- Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition
- Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Galactic Hunters (Card: Rebel Corporal) (backup link)
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Agents of Deception (Card: Imperial Corporal) (backup link)
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Agents of Deception (Card: Elite Rebel Corporal) (backup link)
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – The Shadow Syndicate (Card: 419th Infantry Corporal) (backup link)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Explorer's Guide
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook