- "Uh, listen, is it true what they say…I mean when they send seniors like me out on their first command assignments to see if we can handle it. Are most of these missions walkovers?"
"Ain't no walkovers where the Rebels are concerned, Cadet Leader, I don't care what they say on the holonews."
- ―Cadet Leader Kyle Katarn and Sergeant Major Hong
An Omega Exercise was a training tactic used by the Imperial Academy. In such an exercise, a cadet would be placed in command of a platoon of stormtroopers as a cadet leader and sent into actual combat to ascertain the cadet's resolve under fire. A satisfactory score was required to graduate the Academy; those who failed to gain such a score in their Omega Exercise would be flushed out of the Academy and sent to serve as an enlisted soldier.