Activated in the last half of the First Galactic Civil War, the 62nd Airborne Legion was composed of veteran clone troopers and Republic officers. Tired of the hit and run tactics of the confederacy, the Republic established a need for alternative forms of warfare, decreeing that Airborne units such as the 62nd would serve in vanguard operations. Their directive being to harass and pin down CIS troop movements until larger clone forces could arrive to engage.
The 62nd Airborne Legion, having been reactivated, is now a unit within the Ternion Corps serving as its special operations branch. The 62nd’s Clones are trained for high altitude drops and aerial combat, utilizing jetpacks and Clone War era surplus.
Airborne troopers undergo extensive training by Rally Masters of Aliit Vhetin. Reinforcing not only their flash training in weapons handling and military tactics, but also the finer points of Mandalorian cultural appreciation.
The Legion’s services are at the discretion of the Corps command, but is primarily focused on the protection and proliferation of Clones back into the galaxy.