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The Andorian Imperial Guard was the primary military and space force of the Andorian Empire in the years prior to the founding of the United Federation of Planets in 2161, and briefly resumed this role following Andor's secession from the Federation between 2382 and 2385. (ENT episode: "The Andorian Incident", TTN novel: Fallen Gods)

History and details

Amongst the various ranks in the Imperial Guard were general, captain, commander and lieutenant. Most commanding officers of Imperial Guard ships held the rank of commander.

In the 2150s, the standard firearm which were carried by Imperial Guardsmen were assault-rifle sized weapon which fired a blue energy beam which could prove fatal, as these weapons weren't equipped with a "stun" setting. (ENT episodes: "Cease Fire", "Proving Ground")

When an Imperial Guardsmen died far from Andoria, it was his compatriot's duty to take a piece of the fallen (such as a vial of their blood) home, to be enshrined in the Wall of Heroes. (ENT episode: "United")

In 2151, a group of Imperial Guardsmen, led by Commander Shran, conducted a raid against the Vulcan monastery on P'Jem, in order to locate a spy station hidden under the monastery. During the raid, Shran made first contact with the United Earth starship Enterprise. Despite initially holding the Humans hostage, they later helped Shran locate the spy station. (ENT episode: "The Andorian Incident")

The Enterprise leads an Imperial Guard fleet in 2154.

In the Imperial Guard fleet it was unlikely for a starship's commanding officer to regain command of a vessel once their original command had been destroyed. When Commander Shran's Kumari was destroyed by a Romulan vessel in late 2154, he found it unlikely he would receive a new command. (ENT episodes: "Babel One", "The Aenar")

The assignment patch representing the Androian imperial guard that was introduced after the guard was integrated into Starfleet. [1]

After the founding of the United Federation of Planets, the Imperial Guard became one of the five sub-commands of the new Federation Starfleet, being responsible for the new fleet's military defense network. Vessels such as the USS Constellation (NCC-1017) were part of this subdivision of Starfleet. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures, TOS episode: "The Doomsday Machine") The Imperial Guard also existed on Andor itself, providing ground security at the Parliament Andoria Complex. (DS9 - Worlds of DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm)

In 2382, following a prolonged political crisis, the Andorian Empire seceded from the Federation, re-establishing itself as an independent state. However, normal diplomatic relations were maintained, and any Andorians serving in Starfleet were allowed to remain there if they chose. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Paths of Disharmony)

Three years later after a cure for Andoria's reproductive crisis was finally found a new governing coalition came into power. Parliament Andoria voted to repeal the secession ordinance and Andor applied for readmission into the Federation. With the support of a number of councilors the readmission of one of the Federation's founding states was fast-tracked through the Federation Council. (ST - The Fall novel: A Ceremony of Losses)


See Andorian Imperial Guard personnel.



Space Forces
Andorian Imperial GuardBajoran MilitiaBenthan GuardBreen MilitiaCardassian Central Command (Cardassian Guard) • Cardassian Self Defense ForceEarthfleetFederation StarfleetKlingon Defense ForceRomulan Republican ForceRomulan Star NavyUnited Earth Starfleet

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  1. A Choice of Futures, Chapter 1:

    Archer smiled slightly, glad that his longtime friend had agreed to come out of retirement once again to serve as chief of staff for the Andorian Guard—the division of the combined Starfleet that specialized in the defense of the Federation’s borders, just as UESPA handled exploration, the Tellar Space Administration handled operational support and supply, and so forth. Shran now wore a green command tunic much like Archer’s, but the division patch on his breast was the new Andorian Guard insignia, a stylized initial in Andorii script which looked to Archer like a lopsided pretzel with its upper loop tapering to a point.