The Stormtrooper Corps was an independent military branch operating under the Army of the First Order. The Stormtrooper Corps were split into legions, with 8,000 stormtroopers in each legion. These legions were put onto planets as well as Star Destroyers.
While most Stormtroopers were taken from birth and trained, the First Order also used recruits who received the same training as the conscripted from birth soldiers. Without the academies of the Galactic Empire, the First Order resorted to training their growing army on their Star Destroyers.[source?]
First Order Stormtrooper training was much more standardized than that of the Imperial Stormtroopers. Because of this their training was higher quality overall. They received training in counter-insurgency, guerrilla warfare, and commando raids. Stormtroopers also received non-tactics related training like combat medicine. They conducted live-fire exercises and drill as well as rigorous training that helped to create an emphasis on improvisation on the battlefield.[source?]
- Stormtrooper—The First Order's main enforcer throughout the galaxy. Equipped with F-11D blaster rifles and specialized armor.
- First Order stormtrooper executioner—tasked with dispensing final justice on First Order soldiers found guilty of treason. Equipped with Laser axes.
- Flametrooper—equipped with flamethrowers for rooting out entrenched enemy positions.
- Megablaster heavy assault trooper—known for carrying the FWMB-10 repeating blaster.
- Riot control stormtrooper—Assigned to keep order on worlds within First Order territory, they were trained in riot-control tactics and given non-lethal equipment, such as lightweight composite betaplast ballistic riot shields and Z6 riot control batons and also lethal weapons such as the F-11D blaster rifle.
- Rocket trooper—specialize in aerial combat and are equipped with jump packs, SE-44C blaster pistols, and smart rockets.
- Snowtrooper—trained for operations in arctic enviornments.
- Stormtrooper gunner-trained to fire vehicle-mounted weapons on both ground and air vehicles.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Before the Awakening
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Phasma
- ↑ Star Wars Resistance – "The Children from Tehar"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 9.0 9.1
- ↑ 10.0 10.1
- ↑ 11.0 11.1
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ 13.0 13.1
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections