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"I've dealt with the High Command. Vulcans can lie and cheat with the best of them."
Vulcan High Command Building, 2154

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

Vulcan ministry of security insignia

The symbol for the Vulcan High Command

The Vulcan High Command was the most powerful governmental body on Vulcan during the early 22nd century, and its de facto military government.

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

HistoryEdit

See also: Vulcan history
Vulcan high command

The High Command in 2154

The Vulcan High Command existed 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, as "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. Later that year, T'Pol's presence lead Shran to suspect that Humans took orders from the Vulcan High Command. (ENT: "Broken Bow", "The Andorian Incident")

In May of 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")

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")

A possible candidate for the role of successor to the High Command might be the Vulcan High Council mentioned in ENT: "These Are the Voyages...", which was apparently powerful enough to be responsible for the decision that Vulcan join the United Federation of Planets.

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

This implies that either the High Command was re-established in some form, or that Lorot was somehow assimilated before 2154, long before official first contact between Starfleet and the Borg. If the former, then Vulcan Space Central and the V'Shar might also operate under the authority of the High Command. It should be noted that Vulcan maintained its own fleet of ships separate from Starfleet as late as 2368, as seen in TNG: "Unification II".

In the alternate reality, the Vulcan High Command was reinstated sometime before 2258, when Vulcan was destroyed by Nero. (Star Trek)

This implies that the High Command was either reinstated after 2233, the point of divergence, or it was reinstated in both universes. As noted above, the latter possibility would facilitate Lorot being assimilated after Starfleet's official first contact with the Borg.

OrganizationsEdit

EducationEdit

High command officialsEdit

High councilEdit

MinistersEdit

DiplomatsEdit

Solkar might also have served under the High command, as it was active during his life. Additionally, Lojal, Spock, Sarek, T'Pel, and V'Lar might have served under a reestablished High Command.

Others and unknownEdit

AppendicesEdit

Background informationEdit

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."

ApocryphaEdit

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.

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