|Primary Role||General combat, sniping, battlefield medic|
|Mobility||Walking only with normal jump and dodge roll|
|Weapons||Standard infantry arms|
|Special Attributes||Vehicle driver|
Infantry are the general-purpose character class that appears in Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space and is similar, but not identical to, the classic Storm 1 class and the Ranger from Earth Defense Force 2025 and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair.
The Infantry class is the standard jack-of-all-trades character type seen in every entry in the series. His inventory combines weapons last seen in Global Defence Force such as the SNR sniper rifle series with weapons brand-new in 4.1 such as the Slug Shot. He has wrested control of C Bombs and Impulse mines back from 2025's upstart Air Raider, though the new Air Raider still has the ZE-Guns.
|Global Defence Force & Earth Defense Force 2017||Storm 1 • Pale Wing|
|Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon||Trooper • Jet • Tactical • Battle|
|Earth Defense Force 2025 & 4.1||Ranger • Wing Diver • Air Raider • Fencer|
|Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space||Infantry • Pale Wing • Air Raider|