Squad 16782 Operational History
Squad 16782 was a typical four-soldier squad, with one (Tasia Snowen) with some survival and weapon
experience, another with some formal training from the Imperial Academy
The others (Olen Quinn, Jessamine Corel) had no previous combat experience.
They went aboard the Corellian Corvette Dauntless, an infantry and
materiel transport vessel for immediate deployment. After the
they travelled on whatever Naval vessel was available.
Decommissioning, Retraining and Redeployment
When Admiral Ackbar arrived at Echo Base with
only half the Rebel Fleet, he knew that he had to continue operations
despite not having full Fleet support. If the remainder of the fleet,
including Rebel capital ships, was going to have any chance of escaping
the Imperial pursuit, there would have to be multiple diversions and
feints in all directions. Moreover, he knew that if something happened and
the rest of the Fleet were wiped out, this rump force would form the basis
for the new Alliance military.
Experienced squads such as 16782 were reorganized and re-equipped as
mechanized infantry squads, emphasizing mobility and independent action.
The best of them, such as Mechanized Infantry Group
Gamma would be top candidates for Special Forces promotion later in