A scout squadron was a formation of the Imperial Army.
The larger scout platoon was made up of a scout squadron commanded by the lieutenant, and two line squads led by a sergeant major. Although the lieutenant was officially in charge of the entire platoon, tradition left the "grunts" almost exclusively to the sergeant major, while the lieutenant handled the squadron.
This elite recon unit consisted of 10 soldiers specially trained to operate All Terrain Recon Transports. The group was commanded by a lieutenant and could be divided into two lances of five soldiers, each led by a sergeant. A brevet corporal was second in command of each lance.
During the Galactic Civil War, new challenges prompted Lightning Squadron to incorporate other vehicles, such as the All Terrain Personal Transport and the 74-Z speeder bike. Despite the fact that most Imperial scouts operated speeder bikes, the members of Lighting Squadron still preferred to use their AT-RT walkers.
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- Imperial Sourcebook
- Imperial Sourcebook, Second Edition
- Galaxy at War
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide