Each trooper has some control over what he will do to serve the Empire. Below is a basic overview of some of these tasks. For more information, seek the Trooper Specialization Page.

These white armor-clad foot soldiers are the trademark of the Empire. Stormtroopers are the Empire's most widely used enlisted men. Their armor allows them to survive harsh environments and it does offer some protection from blaster bolts as well as melee weapons.

All troopers enter the army with varied levels of talent and skill. The only thing they have in common is, should they survive training, they will be Stormtroopers. Only 15% of the recruits manage to make it through training. The rest are immolated or buried. Training is tough, intensive, and challenging. Those who make it through can specialize in other relevant military skills or concentrate on accelerated battlefield expertise.

Equipment includes: Stormtrooper armor, E-11 Blaster Rifle, Utility Belt (contains spare power packs, line with grappling hook, comm-link, survival gear, 2 medpacs, and other standard gear)

Combat Engineer
Part sharpshooter, part heavy weapons specialist, the Combat Engineer specializes in demolitions and infiltration missions planning and execution. Can also function as a heavy weapons backup and spotter.  Providing a role for a trooper that can think and act in ways to benefit the squad, the combat engineer is a trained eye on a scouting mission that can discern and exploit enemy weaknesses.

Equipment includes: Heavy blaster pistol, 3 fragmentation grenades, 3 explosive charges; large backpack containing demolitions gear, light hand tools, wiring and sensor kits.

Communications Technician
Communications Technicians provide the squad with a member who is more than another blaster handler. These troopers are available to provide technological access to a wide array of support options and are able to modify various mechanical and computer objects to advance the squad's objectives. Operation, repair, and modification techniques of a myriad of devices are taught to these troopers, as well as command level encoding structures in order to be able to call in ground, air, and space support directly without going through normal channels. Successful candidates can expect to be granted consideration for advancement into the training path for Advanced Technicians, aka Slicers.

Equipment includes: Additional items expected to be handled by a comm tech: Military-grade datapad, planetary communications rig, droid repair kit, computer repair kit, diagnostic kit, lightweight tool kit.

Heavy Weapons Specialist
To an enemy of the Empire, one of the most feared sights in the galaxy is that of a team of Stormtroopers rapidly advancing towards their position. Imagine that group outfitted with advanced high impact weaponry and you have a fighting force worth respecting. As a heavy weapons specialist, a trooper has the opportunity to work with the finest of Imperial weapons and equipment. While any trooper can test a proficiency in the use of a blaster rifle, not many can handle the intricate details of supporting and maintaining heavy repeating blasters or even artillery pieces. Advanced training can offer theoption to become a Sharpshooter, the highest combination ofhardware and individual skill available in the Corps.

Equipment includes: Electronics and wiring kit, small tool kit, weapons diagnostic interface datapad, weapons repair kit.

While being encased in armor is a huge advantage to the members of the Corps, injuries - both minor and severe - do occur on the battlefield. Often, the nearest friendly medic is orbiting above the objective or, worse, many light years away. A few stim tabs and a bacta patch do not suffice in most cases, thus the need for a trained team member to perform on-the-spot medical care. Combat Medics are given the finest in Imperial medical science training while allowing for the bare minimum of gear required. Medics will rarely be expected to succeed in saving a mortally injured trooper; however, they are capable of stabilizing a ptient long enough for a medevac team to arrive.

Equipment includes: Medical backpack kit; datapad and reference rods; extra medpacs, surgical kit.

Vehicle PilotVehicle Pilot
While even the most untalented of fringers can operate a landspeeder, it takes skill plus training to operate the finest of Imperial vehicles. As a vehicle crewman, a trooper will learn to operate, maintain, and repair all primary vehicle systems - be it tracked, wheeled, walker, or repulsorlift. Maneuver and formation techniques are stressed as are terrain mapping, gunnery, and instrument reading. General qualification will allow for access to the most basic of vehicles. Complete proficiency (operation, repair, command, gunnery, etc.) must be proven for each advanced vehicle system, both Imperial and New Republic (when available for testing).

Equipment includes: Imperial Munitions HardRide helmet interface system, Imperial Munitions Vehicle Inciter ignition cylinder, basic tool kit, access and control vehicle operator's cylinder (keyed to specific trooper)

Scout TrooperScout Trooper
A combination specialty, the scout is the best of the best on the battlefield. Capable of independent operations in the enemy's backyard, the scout is a fully trained pathfinder, spy, infiltrator, and saboteur. In teams, scouts are elite strike units that can weaken superiorly armed forces for small periods of time, allowing Imperial forces time to prepare a proper assault or defense.

Equipment includes: Lightweight scout armor, sidearm; demolitions gear, survival kit, electronics tools.

Blasters and overwhelming force of numbers does not always do the job in battle. Indeed, as the Civil War progresses, it is obvious that our forces need to fight more intelligently - using every tool available. The slicer, once known as a behind-the-scenes entity, has made it to the front lines. Starships, hovertanks, military emplacements, even secured homes all use technology to control, assist and protect beings and assets. The trooper who can gain easy access to an objective is one who helps his team avoid unnecessary firefights. From a basis of communications technicians, a slicer is trained in the finer elements of electronics and computers. Much like a Jedi, the final test is the creation of a personally designed slicing computer and a moniker under which to operate. `

Equipment includes: Slicing Computer, datapad, 4 computer spikes, algorithm/cracker, electronics tools, droid tools, computer kit, basic tools kit, customized infiltration kit with code/ID forgery unit.

On occasion, missions come up that do not require overwhelming force of numbers.  These may be missions of stealth or of quick and dirty infiltrations. In either case, when an opposing target needs to be put down quickly and efficiently, the sharpshooter is the person called upon to make the sure kill. When faced with a New Republic senator at the other end of a long meeting hall, or 20-to-1 odds on some backwater planet full of angry natives, the fighting force with the best marksmanship is the one that will likely make it out alive. It is on these occasions where the sharpshooter can succeed.

Equipment includes: Personally modified sniper rifle and sidearm(s); various sights, scopes, and surveillance equipment; camouflage gear; infiltration kit; custom tools and electronics kit.

Special ForcesSpecial Forces
Not all objectives are obtained by overwhelming force. Not every victory is obvious, nor on a battlefield. Where conventional forces fail, special forces personnel excel. Combining basic military skills with emphasis on small group/individual action, Special Forces teams operate beyond the front lines to achieve mission goals through quick, distinct action with minimal resources, personnel, and oversight. Though the risks are far above that of common mission types, the benefits are typically generous.

Equipment is mission-specific; following is basic load-out: Storm Commando armor, Stormtrooper II carbines, silenced projectile pistol, Hieb & Stich knife, grenades, and Special Forces kit.