Operations was the largest department of Alliance Intelligence, charged with overseeing all field operations conducted by the organization including straight spying, infiltration of Imperial organizations, blackmail, subversion, and occasionally assassination. An assignment to Operations was the most dangerous Intelligence vocation, as operatives would be in direct contact with the enemy. Statistically, an agent entering the field on assignment had a seven percent chance of being either killed in action, or captured by the enemy. Fourteen-to-one odds of survival for a single mission were favorable, but field operatives were only allowed to be deployed on twenty missions before they were legally required to retire from the field and take either a desk job or transfer to another department. These operatives had only a twenty-three percent chance of surviving all twenty missions were referred to as "23ers."
- Rebel Alliance Sourcebook
- Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim
- Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook