The Galactic Empire: An Empire Reborn
Imperial Officers' Manual
Major Revision: 2.0 – 2008.10.31
An adaptation of the pre–Endor document and policies.

Officer Stationing

When Cadets or other applicants have met the training requirements necessary to be stationed into a Division as a full officer of the Empire, the sole general policy regarding their stationing is that it be done with the intention of maintaining a balanced roster, giving the unit with the most vacancies priority for receiving new recruits.Also -- although Imperial citizens and Cadets are never directly asked to supply a preferred unit for their stationing -- some take the initiative to do so...

It is recommended that such requests typically be honoured. However, the ability to make them is regarded by the Empire as a privilege, not a right. It is true that granting an officer their choice of unit will often foster morale and activity... But if any unit is in critical or emergency need of officers, the good of the Empire takes precedence, and that unit should receive the next available officers as quickly as possible to remove it from danger.