- "We weren't expecting Special Forces."
"That's the point, Sergeant."
- ―A stormtrooper with Inferno Squad during the Battle of Endor
Imperial Special Forces was a term used to describe military units and individuals of the Galactic Empire who were trained to carry out special operations. Kolar Ludd, nicknamed "the Depopulator", came under this group. The Storm Commandos were the special forces of the Stormtrooper Corps and trained to deal with extreme combat situations. Inferno Squad was also part of the Imperial Special Forces.
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense (First appearance)
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
- Star Wars 17: Rebel Jail, Part II (First identified as Imperial Special Forces)
- "The Misadventures of Triple-Zero and Beetee"—Darth Vader 20: End of Games, Part I (Mentioned only)