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"Vulcans do not lie."
"I've dealt with the High Command. Vulcans can lie and cheat with the best of them."

The Vulcan High Command was the military government on Vulcan during the early 22nd century.

The High Command was responsible for overseeing Vulcan military forces and civilian organizations, as well as Vulcan's space fleet, diplomatic missions, and scientific research.


See also: Vulcan history
Vulcan ministry of security insignia

The symbol for the Vulcan High Command

The Vulcan High Command existed at least as early as 1957. In that year, a Tellarite freighter relayed a distress call to the High Command from a Vulcan research team stranded on Earth. (ENT: "Carbon Creek")

At first, the High Command was in charge of Vulcan's space exploration program, but transformed into a governmental body at some point. (ENT: "The Forge")

In 2097, the High Command annexed Weytahn, calling it "Paan Mokar". (ENT: "Cease Fire")

In 2151, the High Command reassigned T'Pol as sub-commander on board Enterprise NX-01, to act as a "chaperone" for its first mission. It was a prerequisite for the High Command in order to provide the Humans with Vulcan star charts and the Klingon linguistic database. (ENT: "Broken Bow") Later that year, T'Pol's presence led Thy'lek Shran to suspect that Humans took orders from the Vulcan High Command. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

In May 2153, however, the High Command ordered T'Pol (via Ambassador Soval) to return to Vulcan rather than join Enterprise on its mission into the Delphic Expanse. T'Pol resigned her commission to stay on Enterprise. (ENT: "The Expanse")

Vulcan High Command Building, 2154

The building of the Vulcan High Command in the Vulcan capital city in 2154

In 2154, V'Las, head of the High Command, planned to attack Andoria, tricking the Vulcan High Council into believing that the Andorians were developing a planet-destroying weapon based on Xindi technology. (ENT: "Awakening") After Enterprise thwarted that incident, the High Command was disbanded, ending their diplomatic influence on Earth's decisions. (ENT: "Kir'Shara")

Upon this occasion, the newly-instated minister T'Pau began cleaning house, which resulted in many former High Command ships being undercrewed by the time of the Babel Crisis. During that incident, she was only able to dispatch twenty-three starships to add to a combined Andorian-Human-Tellarite intercept fleet. (ENT: "United")

Sometime after 2154, the Vulcan High Command was apparently reestablished. The High Command is known to operate again in the 2240s (per "Point of Light"), and 2258 in the alternate reality (per Star Trek).

In the 2240s, following the bombing of the Vulcan Learning Center by logic extremists, The High Command was about to be alerted by Sarek and Amanda Grayson when their ward Michael Burnham ran away from home. (DIS: "Point of Light")

In 2257, the Vulcan High Command asked Ambassador Sarek to work with Starfleet in assembling a Federation task force in deciphering the red bursts that the USS Enterprise was investigating. (DIS: "Brother")

In the alternate reality in 2258, the Vulcan High Command sent out a distress signal, answered by Starfleet, due to their being attacked by Nero. (Star Trek)

Lorot was a member of the High Command who had been assimilated by the Borg. (VOY: "Infinite Regress")

The High Command continued to operate their own starship independently through the early 2380s. Discipline of those who served aboard such vessels was issued through the High Command. (LD: "wej Duj")



High command officials[]

Vulcan high command

The High Command in 2154

High council[]



Others and unknown[]

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Background information[]

In the first draft script of ENT: "Fortunate Son", the Vulcan High Command was mentioned as having been contacted about diplomatic difficulties between Starfleet and the Nausicaans, caused by the activities of Nausicaan pirates operating in a particular sector. According to Admiral Forrest, however, the High Command hadn't been of much assistance because the Vulcans didn't have formal relations with the Nausicaans.

In the script of ENT: "Awakening", the exterior of the Vulcan High Command building was described as "an imposing structure in the midst of a large Vulcan metropolis," and a "conference chamber" inside the building was described as "a regal setting, furnished with a conference table and monitors."


The Vulcan's Soul book Exodus mentions a High Command present during the time of Surak. Whether this is a separate High Command or the same organization is unknown.

The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comic Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Too Long a Sacrifice and the Kelvin timeline prequel Countdown both mention the High Command as existing in the 24th century.

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