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Covert Ops clone troopers, also called covert operations troopers, were clone troopers who were drawn out of standard ranks to complete the covert "dirty" missions of war, better known as black operations. They were primarily trained by Null Advanced Recon Commandos Prudii Skirata and Jaing Skirata for their secret infiltration missions.[1]


Covert operations troopers were not trained from the beginning for their special assignments like clone commandos or Advanced Recon Commandos. Instead, troopers who showed potential for black operations were picked from the regular infantry ranks. Mainly, ARC troopers Jaing and Prudii trained them.[1]

When in combat, covert ops troopers moved silently into enemy territory, and were equipped with special gear. This allowed them to sneak behind enemy lines for infiltration and sabotage, a main duty of the "dirty work" they carried out. Often, they would have accomplished their goal and moved out before the droid forces had realized they were there.[2]

They also carried out a task many troopers did not know existed. They were deployed to hunt down deserted clone troopers, as the GAR could not risk the possibility that the deserters would give information to the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The covert ops troopers often traveled in pairs, and when in civilians environments, would wear disguises.[1]

Armor and Equipment[]

Covert ops troopers used a variety of special gear to complete their secret missions. They had a new prototype version of the standard Phase II armor, which was coated with reflec, a light-warping material. This allowed them to escape detection when undercover. Also, in certain missions, they would wear civilian disguises. However, when in regular battle their armor was usually a dark gray color with purple stripes. Covert ops troopers were equipped with DC-15S blaster carbines and DC-15A blaster rifles.[2]

Known Covert Operations Troopers[]


  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel (mentioned only)


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