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NCR Trooper
FNV NCR Troopers.png
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian, African American
AffiliationNew California Republic
New California Republic Army
Mojave Wasteland
Dialogue FileGeneric NCR military dialogue
NCR trooper's dialogue (Ranger Morales' corpse guards)
Boulder City NCR troopers' dialogue
188 NCR troopers' dialogue
Support trooper's dialogue
El Dorado trooper's dialogue
Generic El Dorado substation trooper dialogue
QuestsNCR quests
AlignmentNeutral, Good
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHealth: 50
DT: 10 → 12
Tag SkillsExplosives: 46
Melee Weapons: 46
Guns: 46
Editor IDGenericNCRTrooper
Base ID0015e239 (deputy)
0015e238 (trooper)
001206fd (default)
0015fb7b (Emergency Radio)
Ref ID?
Yuri Lowenthal, Jesse Burch, Avery K. Waddell, Emerson Brooks

Katherine Pawlak, April Stewart

Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter.

— Anonymous NCR soldier

NCR troopers are the backbone of the New California Republic Army.


The humble soldier is the basis of the New California Republic's military might. Organized into the New California Republic Army, soldiers come from a variety of backgrounds and serve for a variety of reasons. Their level of training, quality of equipment, and loyalty are just as varied, ranging from elite battalions equipped with high quality weapons, such as the one stationed at Hoover Dam, to rag-tag conscripts brought in every year to maintain the occupation of the Mojave Wasteland. Even among officers, the level of competence and dedication can vary wildly.[1]

Most soldiers are located somewhere between these two extremes. They are well-trained professional soldiers who are capable of facing the worst the wasteland has to offer, ranging from petty warlords and their raider war bands to regimented, well-trained foes such as the Brotherhood of Steel and the Caesar's Legion. In both cases, the NCR Army has proven to be more than a match for them, defeating the former in the Brotherhood War (through actions such as Operation Sunburst) and the latter in the First Battle of Hoover Dam.[2]

Mojave Campaign

One could say that the biggest danger to the troops comes not from without, but within. While the Army and the Rangers prevailed against the Legion in the Mojave, General Lee Oliver's strategy focused not on bold offensives, but trying to erect an impenetrable defensive line along the Colorado, with the heaviest positions built at Hoover Dam. As such, the Army has been stuck in a holding pattern for four years, allowing the Legion to rebuild its strength, while the Mojave and New Vegas slowly bleed the soldiers and the Army dry.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character provides miscellaneous services.
  • The troopers are a generic character and/or enemy depending on the player's choices. As an enemy, the firepower they can project is immense due to the firepower and fire rate of the service rifles they carry.
  • Players with a high positive NCR reputation can enjoy the company of an NCR trooper in their party by using the NCR Emergency Radio.


Icon armored vault suit.png
NCR armor and
Trooper helmet
Goggles helmet
Combat helmet (scripted appearances)
Assault carbine icon.png
Service rifle or
Varmint rifle or
10mm submachine gun or
Hunting rifle or
Marksman carbine or
Caravan shotgun or
.308 Sniper rifle or
12.7mm pistol and
Combat knife or
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
$5 NCR
$20 NCR
$100 NCR
Random Skill magazine
Stimpaks (Battle of Hoover Dam only)
Miscellaneous item
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Drops on death

Behind the scenes

  • Troopers are ubiquitous and several varieties appear in the game. Perhaps the most varied and unique troopers appear on the Strip, drunk, puking against walls, and wearing non-regulation headgear such as Rattan cowboy hats.
  • To reflect the elite status of the Hoover Dam battalion, troopers at the Dam have more health, protection, and a lot better weapons than their equivalents elsewhere.
  • In All Roads, the troopers are seen riding horses into Bitter Springs. This has been acknowledged as a continuity error.

Notable quotes

  • "Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter."
  • "When I got this assignment I was hoping there would be more gambling."
  • "It's been a long tour, all I can think about now is going home."
  • "I just lost a month's worth of caps."
  • "We won't go quietly. The Legion can count on that."



NCR Troopers appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. Fallout: New Vegas loading screen hints
  2. See respective articles for references.
  3. See New California Republic Army and Mojave Campaign for details