The Third Systems Army was one of ten Systems Armies of the Grand Army of the Republic. Because of the respect that Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi inspired within and outside of the Jedi Order, he was promoted to the military rank of High Jedi General as the commanding officer of several units of the Galactic Republic at the start of the Clone Wars.
These units included the Open Circle Fleet and the Republic Third Systems Army, with Clone Marshal Commander CC-2224 of the 7th Sky Corps serving as his second-in-command. As a System Army, the Third Systems Army consisted of two Sector Armies and contained 294,912 clone troopers.
Notes and references
- "Obi-Wan Kenobi" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 18 (Guide to the Galaxy: Sectors of the Galaxy) establishes that High Jedi Generals led Systems Armies. Since Obi-Wan Kenobi led a Systems Army and was a Jedi General, he must be a High Jedi General.
- Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 18 (Guide to the Galaxy: Sectors of the Galaxy)