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Inferno Squad, a special forces unit of the Galactic Empire.

Special forces were elite fighting units. The New Republic sent a special forces team led by Jom Barell to investigate suspected Imperial activity on Akiva sometime after the Battle of Endor.[1]


Alliance to Restore the RepublicEdit

The Alliance to Restore the Republic maintained the Rebel Alliance Special Forces,[2] a branch of the Alliance Military.[3] Consisting of pathfinders,[4] Rebel Marines, and Rebel Commandos, the Alliance Special Forces served in various battlefronts.[5]

Confederacy of Independent SystemsEdit

The Confederacy of Independent Systems utilized specialized battle droids as special forces units, including BX-series droid commandos, during the Clone Wars.[6]

First OrderEdit

The First Order maintained the First Order Special Forces as part of its military forces.[7] Members of the First Order Special Forces included Special Forces pilots[8] who piloted TIE/sf space superiority fighters,[9] as well as elite stormtroopers who utilized elite speeder bikes.[10]

Galactic EmpireEdit

The Galactic Empire maintained various special forces units throughout its military and intelligence branches.[11] The Imperial Special Forces was one such organization,[12] which included members such as Inferno Squad,[13] the 204th Imperial Fighter Wing,[14] and Task Force 99.[15] Other special forces units included CompForce and Special Forces Command.[11] Special Unit One was an elite starfighter squadron,[16] and Imperial Intelligence utilized elite death troopers.[17] Purge Troopers were elite soldiers that operated under the Inquisitorius.[18]

Galactic RepublicEdit

The Galactic Republic made use of various special and elite units during the Clone Wars. Clone commandos,[19] Advanced Recon Commandos, Biker Advanced Recon Commandos, and Advanced Recon Force Scout Troopers[20] were greatly employed, with units including Foxtrot Group, D-Squad,[21] Delta Squad,[22] and Clone Force 99.[23] The 41st Ranger Platoon was also an elite unit within the 41st Elite Corps.[24][25]

New RepublicEdit

The New Republic maintained a military branch, the New Republic Special Forces, which was formed from the Alliance Special Forces.[1]



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