The Resistance military comprised the military forces—the army and navy—of the Resistance during the Cold war and subsequent war between the First Order and the Resistance. It consisted of the Resistance army, the Resistance navy, and the Resistance Starfighter Corps. General Leia Organa served as the leader of the military; while the Resistance High Command was the main authority by which military policy was carried out. Resistance Intelligence, along with a spy network of droids, led by the Protocol droid C-3PO, served as the Resistance military's intelligence-gathering and covert operations branches.

At the time of the Resistance military's inception, the New Republic presided over an era of peace that lasted for nearly three decades. During the Republic's final years, however, the galaxy was on the verge of another galactic war as a result of the Cold war.



The Resistance army comprised the ground forces of the Resistance from its inception and through the First Order–Resistance war.[1] While the Resistance was too small to support dedicated Infantry units, technicians, pilots and others were regularly trained to take up firearms and serve as ground troops if necessary.[7]

Rank InsigniaEdit

The Resistance used rank badges for use in inter-service denominations. Ranks that the army used were General, Commander, Captain, Lieutenant, Colonel, among others. [1]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The Resistance military first appeared in the 2015 junior novels, The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure[8] and Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure.[9]


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