Imperial Army troopers were the infantry regulars of the Imperial Army, yet were distinct from stormtroopers of the Stormtrooper Corps. These troopers were made up of a mixture of conscripts and enlistees and were used to garrison planets either loyal to the Galactic Empire or under occupation, as stormtroopers were fewer in numbers and better suited for assaults and heavier operations. Where the stormtroopers were the elite force of the military and were transported to various hotspots across the galaxy, army troopers were far vaster in numbers and functioned more as guard forces stationed on specific worlds. Even so, they sometimes participated in assaults along with walkers and other army units as grunt forces, although they were often seen as expendable. They were generally less dedicated to remaining loyal to the Galactic Empire than their stormtrooper counterparts.
- Lords of the Sith (First appearance)