The Stormtrooper Corps was an independent military branch that operated under the Army of the First Order. The Corps was divided into legions of 8,000 stormtroopers and stationed on planets as well as Star Destroyers.
While most stormtroopers were taken from birth and trained, the First Order also used recruits who received the same training as the conscripted from birth soldiers. Without the academies of the Galactic Empire, the First Order resorted to training their growing army on their Star Destroyers.[source?]
First Order stormtrooper training was much more standardized than that of the Imperial stormtroopers. Because of this their training was higher quality overall. They received training in counter-insurgency, guerrilla warfare, and commando raids. Stormtroopers also received non-tactics related training like combat medicine. They conducted live-fire exercises and drill as well as rigorous training that helped to create an emphasis on improvisation on the battlefield.[source?]
- Stormtrooper: The First Order's main enforcer throughout the galaxy. Equipped with F-11D blaster rifles and specialized armor.
- First Order stormtrooper executioners: Stormtroopers tasked with dispensing final justice on First Order soldiers found guilty of treason. Equipped with laser axes.
- First Order SCUBA troopers: Stormtroopers that were specialized to operate in aquatic environments.
- First Order stormtrooper gunners: Stormtroopers trained to fire vehicle-mounted weapons on both ground and air vehicles.
- Flametroopers: Stormtroopers equipped with flamethrowers for rooting out entrenched enemy positions.
- Megablaster heavy assault troopers: Stormtroopers that were trained as heavy weapons specialists and notably utilized the FWMB-10 repeating blaster.
- Riot control stormtroopers: Stormtroopers assigned to keep order on worlds within First Order territory. They were trained in riot-control tactics and given non-lethal equipment, such as lightweight composite betaplast ballistic riot shields, Z6 riot control batons, and also lethal weapons such as the F-11D blaster rifle.
- Rocket troopers: Stormtroopers that specialized in aerial combat and were equipped with jump packs, SE-44C blaster pistols, and smart rockets.
- Snowtroopers: Stormtroopers trained for operations in arctic environments.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Before the Awakening
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- ↑ Breznican, Anthony (2019-02-27). The unique Star Wars merch on sale in Disney parks' Galaxy's Edge. Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Retrieved on February 28, 2019.
- ↑ Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Star Wars Resistance – "The Disappeared"
- ↑ Star Wars Resistance – "The New Trooper"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Star Wars Resistance – "No Escape: Part 1"
- ↑ 11.0 11.1
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections
- ↑ 13.0 13.1
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ 15.0 15.1
- ↑ 16.0 16.1
- ↑ Phasma
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel