Personally I don't think Bioware researched far enough to modern armies when they did trooper.
You could see this in story things like how desertion was handled. I just think they didn't do very careful and detailed work with trooper story and all its concepts. Its like they didn't have anyone who would have been in army checking the story and details.
I'm only reservist and been sometime since been in army but even I cringe in few spots in story as many things just don't feel right.
i steady of the military and being a military brat. i wanted to follow my family tradition. but being handicapped i couldnt. but yea im chptr3. and have cringed. i showed my dad, the part of general garza ordering you kill the civlies. he look at me and said she would of been relieved of duty in a heartbeat special forces or not.