The Special Forces, or Elite, were an elite unit of the First Order military. They were used by the First Order to pilot TIE/sf space superiority fighters. Visual difference to normal TIE fighter pilots was that the Special Forces fighter pilots bore red flashes on their helmets, like the flight barons of the Old Empire.
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as Special Forces)