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"General, a stormtrooper's loyalty must be higher, as you know. It must be to the First Order, not to one's comrades."
―Captain Phasma, to General Armitage Hux[src]

The Stormtrooper Corps[10] was an independent military branch that operated under the Army of the First Order,[8] and served as the restoration of the former military unit that operated under the Galactic Empire.[1] The Corps was divided into legions of 8,000 stormtroopers and stationed on planets as well as Star Destroyers.[11] The corp and it stormtroopers aided in the First Order gradual conquest and colonization of the Unknown Regions.[12]



As the Galactic Civil War between the Galactic Empire and New Republic drew to a close in 5 ABY, the defeated Empire signed a peace treaty called the Galactic Concordance, signed by Grand Vizier Mas Amedda and Chancellor Mon Mothma. One of the terms of the treaty prohibited the mobilization and training of stormtrooper forces, and called for the Empire to abandon its network of Imperial Academies. Upon the Empire disbanding, it became a rump state, where the post war-remnant would transform into a militaristic hermit state that became known as the First Order once it relocated to the Unknown Regions.[13]


"Rescuing. Forging them into an army the likes of which this galaxy has ever seen."
―Gideon Hask[src]
Phasma FN Corps training

First Order stormtrooper training was much more standardized than that of the Imperial stormtroopers, and of a higher quality.

Drawing inspiration from the ideals of Brendol Hux, a former Republic officer and Imperial commandant who found the Empire's stormtroopers lacking,[14] overseen by the First Order, and by their allies, such as Jinata Security, created Project Resurrection, a massive program of conscription and training of[15] human[16] children, who were indoctrinated to become a new generation of stormtroopers for the restored Stormtrooper Corps under the First Order's guidance, thousands of whom were abducted from outlying systems,[15] raised to be absolutely loyal to the First Order.[17] with the stormtrooper training program under the command of Captain Phasma, and its legions under General Armitage Hux,[18] while their allegiance was to Supreme Leader Snoke himself.[2] The stormtrooper corps was supplied by Sonn-Blas Corporation, a subsidiary of the arms manufacturers BlasTech Industries and Merr-Sonn Munitions, Inc., whom manufactured most of the First Order's weaponry.[source?] The New Republic was fully aware of the newly reestablished Stormtrooper Corp existence, but believed it posed not threat and that the unit existed solely as a defense force for the fledgling state.[19]

Conquering the Unknown RegionsEdit


The Stormtrooper Corps would go to conquer parts of the Unknown Regions.

The Stormtrooper Corp would go on to confront several threats to the First Order and it efforts lurking with the Unknown Regions, hermetic kingdoms who were confronted by the growing new power. On Snoke's instruction, the new corp undertook a major offensive against several of these kingdoms to seize their worlds and resources to fuel their rise all in secret, the Order then began to colonize the Unknown Regions.[19]


"My men are exceptionally trained, programmed from birth."
―General Armitage Hux[src]

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 specializationsEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: On the Front Lines
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Before the Awakening
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  4. 4.0 4.1 PHOTOS: New Sith Trooper Merchandise Marches Into Disneyland Resort. Archived from the original on September 7, 2019. Retrieved on September 4, 2019.
  5. Galaxy's Edge 1
  6. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "The Disappeared"
  7. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "The New Trooper"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  9. Phasma
  10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
  11. 11.0 11.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections
  12. Age of Resistance - Captain Phasma 1
  13. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  14. Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Star Wars Battlefront II
  16. In the 2016 reference book Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, it is stated that the stormtroopers of the First Order were all humans.
  17. 17.0 17.1 StarWars-DatabankII First Order Stormtroopers in the Databank (backup link)
  18. StarWars-DatabankII Captain Phasma in the Databank (backup link)
  19. 19.0 19.1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
  20. HasbroInverted Star Wars: The Force Awakens (toy line) (Pack: Elite Speeder Bike with Special Edition Stormtrooper)
  21. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance – "No Escape: Part 1"
  22. StarWars-DatabankII First Order Flametroopers in the Databank (backup link)
  23. HasbroInverted Star Wars: The Black Series (Pack: First Order 4-Pack)
  24. StarWars-DatabankII First Order Riot Control Stormtroopers in the Databank (backup link)
  25. StarWars-DatabankII First Order Snowtroopers in the Databank (backup link)
  26. SWCustom-2011 SDCC 2019: Sith Trooper from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Revealed on (backup link)
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