Official text extracted from Panzer Dragoon Orta.
The “grunts” in the Imperial Army, the vast majority of them work on carriers or other flagships. Soldiers, differing from officers who maintain their “superiority” through a tradition of elitism, represent a wide variety of backgrounds within the Empire.
Many of them voluntarily joined the military and treat it as an occupation, but regardless of how they joined, they are often sent in to perform the most dangerous and menial of tasks. Imperial soldiers are the unsung heroes of the Empire’s great achievements.