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Clone snipers or clone sharpshooters were a specialized variant of clone trooper that served in the Grand Army of the Republic.


In 32 BBY, when the Grand Army of the Republic was commissioned, the clone troopers began their development and training shortly thereafter. Unlike a standard military, where the best marksmen were elevated to a sniper position, all clones possessed the same eyesight, accuracy, and reaction time instinctively. However, to distinguish the troopers with their accuracy, troopers were flash-trained with the intricacies of being the best snipers. Upon deployment at the First Battle of Geonosis in 22 BBY, the clone snipers were distinguished with maroon trim on their Phase I clone trooper armor.[1] As the Clone Wars continued, the armor trim was modelled around the unit they were deployed within. The 501st Legion had their own detachment of snipers, as did the 41st Elite Corps with Green Company.[1][2] Clone commando units each possessed a designated sniper, despite each of the commandos were given training for marksmanship, with some commandos taking multiple roles such as clone medic, such as Fi Skirata.[3] Sev of Delta Squad was considered to be a master sniper and regarded as a slightly psychopathic individual, thrilled by the adrenaline of combat.[4]

Armor and Equipment[]

The standard Phase I clone trooper armor was lightweight and suited the sharpshooter perfectly in heavy combat. They were equipped with specialized DC-15x sniper rifles, DC-15Ss, R-1 recon droids, autoturrets, and V-1 thermal detonator.[1] The commandos possessed a DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon System, which had the ability to switch between multiple attachments such as a grenade launcher, automatic rifle, and sniper rifle.[4] A great deal of specialists possessed electrobinoculars.[5]



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  • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  • Imperial Commando: 501st
  • The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death
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Cadet - Maintenance
General Positions
Advisor - Comms Tech - Comms Officer
Engineer - Gunner - Radio Comms trooper
ARF Trooper - Grenadier - Flame trooper
Heavy assault trooper - Heavy weapons specialist - Lancer trooper
Ordnance specialist - Scout trooper - Shock trooper
Sniper - Riot trooper - Stormtrooper
Task Force Commander


Flight crew - Marine - Navigation officer
First aid specialist - Medical officer - Medic
Special Operations
Advanced Recon Commando - ARC heavy gunner - ARC Pilot
Assassin - Blaze trooper - Cold assault trooper
Commando - Covert operations trooper - Cross-trained trooper
Jetpack trooper - Paratrooper - MEC trooper
Purge trooper - SCUBA trooper - Shadow trooper
Stealth Operations trooper


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Battlefront II
  2. The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death
  3. Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Republic Commando
  5. Star Wars Battlefront II