|Rebel Alliance Vanguard Trooper (3)|
|First appearance: A New Hope|
|Rebel vanguard division was a subdivision of SpecForces' 6th Regiment, whose members specialized in using heavy weaponry on the battlefield. Members of the Rebel vanguard division provided protection against enemy air and ground units and reinforced friendly ground forces. As part of the SpecForces' 6th Regiment, vanguards were heavy weapon specialists, and it was they who operated the blaster emplacements, missile launchers and other heavy weapons that were used against the Imperial war machine. When assigned to a taskforce, members of the division served as both gunners utilizing heavy blaster weaponry or vehicle-mounted weapons and Vanguards utilizing shoulder-fired missile launchers against both air and ground vehicles.