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A squad is a military unit used by the UNSC Marine Corps in the organisation of its combat personnel. In the UNSC Marine Corps, a squad can consist of anywhere between eight to thirteen members[1][2], and can be further divided into Fireteams for combat operations.



The UNSC Marine Corps does follow the general structure used by the 20th and 21st Century US Marine Corps, although exact numbers differ. Normally, a squad is composed of three Fireteams of four or five Marines under the command of a non-commissioned officer, usually a Corporal. A Sergeant[3] commands the squad as a whole.

The UNSC may use a smaller system for Special Forces groups[4] such as the ODST and Naval Special Warfare units.

Squads within a platoon are numbered i.e. First Squad, Second Squad, and so forth, with a Platoon normally composed of at least two Squads, often three or four.

Known Squads

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Marvel Database

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The Squad was a short-lived superhero team.


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ST Expanded

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A squad is a military unit that in size and organisation below a platoon.


Breen Confederacy

A chedhn is the Breen equivalent of a squad and comprised of between 3 - 20 soldiers. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Cardassian Union

A tekhasor was the Cardassian equivalent to a squad and was made up of around 8 soldiers commanded by a kel. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)


A squad in the Dominion is comprised of three Jem'Hadar. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Klingon Defense Force

A Klingon Defense Force squad is approximately 5 warriors commanded by a noncommissioned officer or an officer of the rank of lieutenant or lower. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Romulan Star Empire

A ter'val is the Romulan equivalent to a squad and was between 5 - 13 soldiers commanded by a sergeant or sublieutenant. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Starfleet Ground Forces

A Starfleet Ground Forces squad is between 3 and 12 Starfleet soldiers and is typically commanded by an ensign or lieutenant JG. (LUG RPG: The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

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A squad was the smallest military unit in many of the galaxy's army formations. The numbers of men in a squad varied, but such units rarely consisted of more than a dozen personnel, or less than four.


Republic and Empire

Under the Old Republic, squads of ten or twelve soldiers were common among the Army forces assigned to the Judicial Department and planetary defense forces, but in the Grand Army of the Republic created during the Clone Wars, a standard clone trooper squad consisted of nine soldiers, including a commanding Sergeant, while the elite Clone commandos of the Special Operations Brigade operated in squads of four, such as Delta Squad or Omega Squad, with five such squads forming a troop.

When the Republic gave way to the New Order, the non-clone line forces of the Imperial Army retained the GAR's standard squad strength of sergeant and eight other men. On the sergeant's recommendation, one soldier was normally appointed Corporal, also known as the "one-man", and a brevet list was created, numbering each trooper down to the "eight-man", denoting the order in which authority devolved to them if the squad's more senior soldiers were killed.

In addition to standard squads, sometimes known as line squads, a number of distinct specialist unit types had evolved by the time of the Galactic Civil War:

  • Heavy weapons squads were infantry armed with heavy repeating blasters like the two-man E-Web.
  • Sharpshooter squads were, as their name suggests, composed of soldiers who were better shots than the average infantryman. They were regarded as elite units, and individual troopers in these squads were cross-trained in different combat skills, and expected to be able to act more effectively on their own initiative than normal troops. Reflecting this, there was no brevet list in sharpshooter squads, nor a permanent corporal. Instead, before each mission, the sergeant appointed the best-qualified trooper as temporary brevet-corporal.
  • Engineering squads were composed of combat-trained technicians and battle-hardened soldiers given additional technical skills. They were expected to be able to operate, repair or destroy any equipment they encountered on the battlefield, and to take on any opposition they might encounter while doing so.
  • Repulsorlift squads were the crews of repulsorlift vehicles, either troop transports or picket craft. Typically, a repulsorlift squad contained two vehicles, each crewed by a commander, driver, trooper mechanic and tech/sensor officer, although the sergeant's vehicle often had a second tech/sensor officer who operated a Dedicated Energy Receptor designed to pinpoint enemy communications on the battlefield. The vehicles of a heavy weapons repulsorlift squad carried additional armament, often designed to be dismounted and used by infantry.
  • Artillery sections were gunners, with one heavy or medium launcher or two light field pieces.

It should be noted that in armor units like AT-AT or AT-ST formations, there was no squad organization; instead, individual vehicles and their crews served as the primary subdivisions of platoons.


Stormtroopers and scout troopers

Just as the standard Army squad consisted of eight soldiers and a sergeant, Imperial Stormtrooper squads were said to have nine men as standard in 6 ABY; a nine-man squad would also fit with an implied stormtrooper platoon strength of 45 men, and the ten-man stormtrooper bodyguard assigned to a Moff was perhaps a nine-man squad plus an officer in command. However, Rebel sources believed that the Empire was also using smaller stormtrooper squads, and by 22 ABY, the standard squad of the 501st Legion apparently consisted of units of four troopers, such as Unit Aurek-Seven, one of ten such units in Aurek Company.

By 137 ABY, a squad in the 407th Stormtrooper Division consisted of four troopers led by a sergeant. One of the troopers was armed with a heavy support weapon, while the others used conventional blaster rifles. Their officer was a lieutenant, but so far the number of squads in a platoon or company is unknown.

Imperial scout troopers were organized differently, drawing both recruits and traditions from worlds where cavalry combat had a prominent history. They were organized in five-man units known as lances, with each trooper being expected to care for his own mount—usually a one-seater speeder bike like the Aratech 74-Z, although some lances combined one bike with a pair of two-seat flyers. Additionally, although part of the Stormtrooper Corps, scout troopers were often integrated into the Imperial Army order-of-battle: two lances, together known as a scout squadron, were combined with two infantry squads in each platoon of a Repulsorlift Battalion's scout troop, while the scout platoon of a special missions company consisted entirely of biker scouts.

Other military forces

During the Galactic Civil War, squads comparable to those of Imperial forces served as the most basic component elements of Rebel Alliance SpecForces regiments, but for active duty, mission-specific units were formed with little regard for the nominal roster or formal organizational doctrine.

In the Chiss Expansionary Defense Force, a standard squad apparently numbered six warriors, divided into two half-squads of three.

Among the Mandalorians, squads (such as Viper Alpha, Vertigo, and Headhunter) were larger than in other armed forces; this may be due to the fact that the Mandalorians seemed to use "squad" and "company" interchangeably.

For Yuuzhan Vong warriors, three squads composed a triad.


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