"The face of liberty and strength."
The Imperial Army Corps is the largest branch of the Imperial Military, and among the oldest, being one of the original three (alongside the Navy and Air Corps). The Army is an extremely broad and diverse organization, responsible for almost all land warfare undertaken by the Military. The Army Corps employs about three million personnel.
Personnel and Equipment
The Imperial Army Soldier, though easily the most common combat unit at the Empire's disposal, is typically overlooked in favor of the more elite and advanced Vanguard or Ranger units in terms of propaganda or appearance in outside media. Despite this, the typical Army Corpsman is still the "face" of the Imperial Military, and their numbers have fought many more engagements than any other units.
During any average mission deployment, the typical squad-level soldier is issued an HCU, a MAGIS Exoskeleton, a Nano-Ceramic Helmet, an exoskeleton-mounted Battlefield Awareness Array System (BAAS, which includes communications suite, IFF readers, target acquisition aids, environmental scanners, and objective markers among others), a basic field kit (including water, food rations, survival/first aid kit, and other utilities), a pair of lightweight utility goggles (with thermal and nightvision modules), CBRN-protected Nanoweave Balaclava, and a standard-issue DataPal device (with Stealth Chip configuration).
Along with this, Riflemen are issued an M26 Assault Rifle, 256 rounds of 5.56mm Plasma Cartridge (8 magazines), an underslung 20mm grenade launcher, 5 20mm Smoke Grenades, a W1000 Sidearm, 4 Energy Cells (each capable of firing 20 high-powered laser beams), a DGP light anti-armor pistol, 15 14mm Tungsten Slugs, and 5 M50 "Smart" Frag Grenades. Support Gunners are given an M3 Squad Automatic Weapon, 600 rounds of 5.56mm Plasma Cartridge (6 drums), a W1000 Sidearm, 4 Energy Cells, and 5 M50 Grenades. Grenadiers are issued an M26 Rifle, 256 rounds of 5.56mm PC (8 magazines), an underslug 20mm Gauss Launcher, 10 20mm Tungsten Slugs, a W1000 Sidearm, 4 Energy Cells, an MGR-40 Grenade Rifle, 24 High-Explosive Projectiles, 12 Smoke Projectiles, 5 M50 Grenades, and 5 M551 Sensory Flash Grenades. Marksmen are deployed with an M19 Designated Marksman Rifle, 72 rounds of 7.62mm PC (6 magazines), a W1000 Sidearm, 8 Energy Cells, and 5 M50 Grenades. Finally, Anti-Materiel Troopers are issued an M26 Rifle, 256 rounds of 5.56mm PC (8 magazines), a W1000 Sidearm, 4 Energy Cells, an SMAW-90 Guided Rocket Launcher, 8 High-Explosive Rockets, 4 Thermobaric Rockets, and 5 M50 Grenades.