"First squad, cover the retreat!"
―Captain Rex to first squad during the battle of Orto Plutonia[src]

First squad was a squad of clone cold assault troopers that was part of a platoon of the 501st Legion and under the command of Clone Captain CT-7567 "Rex." First squad was among one of the units that fought in the battle of Orto Plutonia against Thi-Sen and his Talz warriors during the Clone Wars after Chairman Chi Cho of Pantora instigated a war between their forces and the Talz.


After failed negotiations between the two parties, the Chairman ordered Republic forces to follow him and mounted speeders. After being surrounded by the Talz and sustaining casualties, including the loss of the Pantoran guards and the Chairman sustaining a fatal injury, Clone Captain CT-7567 "Rex" ordered first squad to cover the retreat of Republic forces.[1]

By the end of the battle, eleven clone troopers from the platoon were dead and the rest wounded, including Chairman Cho. After reinforcements arrived and a cease fire was in effect, Senator Riyo Chuchi was given permission by the Speaker of the Assembly to broker peace with the Talz after Chairman Cho's actions were called out of order, of which Chuchi was successful in accomplishing.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

First squad first appeared in the fifteenth episode of the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which was released in 2009 and directed by Brian Kalin O'Connell.[1]


Notes and referencesEdit

Grand Army of the Republic units
Intelligence · Flame trooper corps · Special Forces
4th Sector · Twelfth
7th Sky · 21st Nova · 41st Elite · 87th Sentinel · 91st Mobile Reconnaissance · 327th Star
181st Armor · 224th
481st · 501st
CC-2801's regiment · Unidentified Galactic Republic regiment (Geonosis) · Unidentified Galactic Republic regiment (Teth)
9th Engineering · 13th "Iron" · 41st Scout · 104th · 212th Attack · 442nd Siege · Carnivore · Billaba's battalion · Billaba's second battalion · CC-1993's battalion · Execute · One-Eighty-Fourth · Rancor
Minor divisions
212th Recon · Unidentified Galactic Republic division
332nd · Ghost · Green · Monnk's company · Tango · Torrent
41st Ranger · Rex's platoon · Waxer's platoon · Unidentified platoon (Orto Plutonia)
Clone Force 99 · Bravo · Delta · Domino · Fil's squad · First · Heater's squad · Ki-Adi-Mundi's squad · Rostu · Rex's squad · Skywalker's squad · Yoda's squad
Lightning · R2-D2's battle droid squadron · Unidentified tank squadron
Other units
322nd · Calm Tree · Chiata's unit · Clone military police · Clone Youth Brigade · Coruscant Guard · Diplomatic service · Doom's unit · Foxtrot Group · Halsey's unit · Kamino security · Leh'ahnyo Vas' unit · Mace Windu's unit · Mud Jumpers · Orto Plutonia clone security force · Outer Rim garrison · Red unit · Rishi Station unit · Skywalker's team · Slick's unit · Snow Wolves · Wildfire
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