Pauldrons were a type of armor worn by soldiers of the Galactic Republic, the Galactic Empire, and the First Order. These represented the wearer's rank or affiliation. These varied in colors, for example, Imperial stormtrooper commanders wore an orange, red or white pauldron. The majority of sandtroopers wore colored pauldrons. Black indicated enlisted troopers, white was for sergeants, and orange for unit leaders. There were also some troopers, such as stormtrooper snipers, who wore blue pauldrons. Stormtrooper grenadiers wore red pauldrons.