So, just to try to clarify and get everything on one page, because I think these questions have sort of been answered in bits and pieces everywhere and sometimes the answers have changed slightly:
Characters get items which are 'civilian equipment already in their possession' on a freebie basis so long as it's 'reasonable'. Items mentioned include however many lightsabers their master bestowed upon them, pistols that were part of a prior multiclass, clothing, and a datapad or similar personal gear/equipment. A character multiclassed in Soldier or Scout might have their own rifle, obviously.
2. The Squad:
The squads come equipped with Republic Army Light Armor (+4 armor, +1 equipment), blaster rifle with bayonet, 2 frag grenades, encrypted comlink, utility belt with medpac.
The fun thing about being a history student: One gets to read all the really crazy bits and pieces of history.
3. Special 'Cross-trained' Character Provisioning:
Revanchists who have trained with Republic military forces (I.E., who have the Revanchist special Feat) are equipped with a commando special assault rifle, Republic Army Light Armor (and possibly the other items listed above for a standard squaddy?) for free.
4: Special Equipment Allowance:
A requisition allowance equal to 34000 Cr, to be spent on such military items as the character probably did NOT possess as a Jedi apprentice/padawan (perhaps bearing in mind that Jedi are encouraged to travel light) i.e., rifles, grenades, non-standard armor and specialist equipment, harness, tool-packs, ammunition, etc.
Equipment 'purchased' through (4) is technically owned by the Republic Military, and significant items possibly may need some explanation before replacement (what you did with your grenades and ammunition is obvious, but we would like to know how you combat-lossed the Juggernaut war-droid...).
I imagine that between missions, if we are handed a mission which clearly will require equipment different from the equipment we purchased, we can 'trade back' items to refit more appropriately?
Is that a fair summation, IL? If not, could you please modify it so we've got all that stuff together in one post? And perhaps sticky that post so that any modifications can be made to it and will still be easily locatable as we move on?
As an aside, Dick Marcinko is an entertaining character. He lists in his autobiography some of the things which he requisitioned while forming and training Seal Team Six, and while it isn't a bullet-pointed list so much as a description here and there of 'I had acquired a...' it is a bit mind-boggling in terms of 'What a special forces unit (which we aren't) might use for combat or training.'
Mind you, Dynamite Dick got court-martialed for embezzlement of government funds several years later on the basis of all the stuff he requisitioned. After all, during the late sixties and seventies, noone else could believe that ANY soldiers could use up that much ammunition in training. What were they doing? Spending time on range every day or something? MADNESS.