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Andorian Imperial Guard general in 2153

Andorian Imperial fleet and Enterprise

The Andorian Imperial Guard was the primary military force of the Andorian Empire, and maintained both starships and Imperial Infantry Units.

The Guard was also skilled in espionage, able to monitor secure transmissions and utilize operatives. (ENT: "Shadows of P'Jem")

It maintained the ranks of general, captain, commander, and lieutenant, and was staffed with both male and female personnel. The Imperial Guard had been in existence for at least four Andorian generations prior to 2153. Members of the Imperial Guard could be recruited at a very young age, as some were said to be trained in combat since childhood.

The standard sidearm issued to Imperial Guardsmen was an assault rifle-sized weapon which fired blue energy beams. It did not have a stun setting. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident", "Cease Fire", "Proving Ground")

When a Guardsman died far from home, it was his or her companions' duty to take a piece of the fallen back with them to Andoria (for example, a vial of their blood). This item was to be taken to the Wall of Heroes. (ENT: "United")

The Andorian Imperial Guard warship Kumari led a task force against the Vulcan invasion of Andoria in 2154. (ENT: "Kir'Shara") It was later destroyed, with the loss of all but nineteen crewmembers, by a Romulan craft disguised as a Tellarite vessel. (ENT: "Babel One") Commanders who lost starships under their command were seldom reassigned to the command of another starship. (ENT: "The Aenar")

In ultimately omitted dialogue from the final draft script of ENT: "Cease Fire", Tarah argued that the members of the Andorian Imperial Guard were trained for war. [1]
ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II" established that Thy'lek Shran made Jonathan Archer an honorary member of the Guard in 2164, suggesting that the Imperial Guard survived the founding of the United Federation of Planets in 2161, rather than merging with military forces of the four other member worlds into Starfleet.


Captain Telev of the Imperial Guard (2152)