"In the event of the Supreme Commander (Chancellor) being declared unfit to issue orders, as defined in Section 6 (ii), the chief of defense staff shall assume GAR command and form a strategic cell of senior officers (see page 1173, para 4) until a successor is appointed or alternative authority identified."
―Order 5

Order 5 was one of the 150 contingency orders that all clone troopers were programmed within their inhibitor chips, which were implanted in their brains at a young age. This particular order dealt with the possibility of Supreme Chancellor was declared unfit for duty, the Chief of Defense Staff would take command of the GAR.

Description Edit

Order 5 was the fifth contingency order out of 150 contingency plans.[1] Each one was programmed into the chip that was planted in all clone troopers brains.[2] Like all the contingency orders, when delivered to the clones, they were to be executed without hesitation.[3] Despite memorizing the orders, if the chip was removed, for cases such as Fives,[2] Rex,[4] Gregor[4] and Wolffe,[4] they would execute the order or not on their own personal accord.

Order 5 stated that if the Supreme Chancellor - an office held by Sheev Palpatine who was also the Supreme Commander of the Grand Army - was deemed unfit to command, then the Republic Chief of Defense Staff would take command of the GAR, until a a new Supreme Chancellor was elected.[5] The order is extremely similar to Order 4, which claims that command would fall to the Vice Chair of the Senate.[5] The order, however, was never given.[3]


In 19 BBY, 995 days after the First Battle of Geonosis, Atin and Corr Skirata held a discussion, which was also overheard by Jedi General Etain Tur-Mukan, about their contingency orders, including Order 4, while at the Special Operations Brigade Headquarters on the galactic capital, Coruscant.[5] However, Order 4 was never initiated.[3]


  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel

Sources Edit

  • Republic Commando: True Colors

Timeline Edit

19 BBY
Special Operations Brigade Headquarters


  1. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  2. 2.0 2.1 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rebels Star Wars: Rebels – "The Lost Commanders"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Republic Commando: True Colors
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