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Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

Ok guys!

Just how do Stormtroopers tell who is who?
Do sergeants and Sergeant majors have rank chevrons or any other way of standing out from the rank and file?

Just been watching them on TV…and am baffled!

Jason O Mahony11 Jun 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

Generally held that pauldron colour denotes rank/specialisation:


YouTube link


SANDTROOPERS pauldrons designated the following:

* Black – Private

* White – Sergeant

* Orange – Squad Leader

FIELD TROOPER pauldrons designated the following:

* Yellow – Rail Detonator Equipped Field Trooper

* Red – Imperial Repeater Rifle equipped Field Trooper

IMPERIAL MARINES and IMPERIAL SHOCK TROOPER pauldrons designated the following:

* Orange – The normal colorworn by these units. Orange colored pauldron was also standard equipped on the Stormtrooper backpack.

Some regular Stormtrooperunits from around 1.5 years ABY had pauldrons that designated the


* Grey – Bombardier

* Yellow – Rifleman

* Red – Medic

* Blue – Sniper

* Orange – Captain

Phase I Clone Trooper pauldrons designated the following:

* Green – Sergeant

* Blue – Lieutenant

* Red – Captain

* Yellow – Commander

Taken from discussion here:


Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

Thanks for this, a very comprehensive reply!

It appears the standard field troopers depend on a helmet display to see who is who!

No wonder they have trouble hitting anything!

Stryderg11 Jun 2017 7:32 p.m. PST

I thought they only had two ranks: Lead Fodder and Common Fodder.

billthecat15 Jun 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

Yeah, they all look pretty similar in the movies…. which I think works. I would go with 'e-recognition' too, which means that the enemy can't tell who the officers are… not that it matters much…

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