- "I've been assigned to you. The whole Alliance marshal thing is a matter of convenience, really. They gave it to me so I could bully my way through all sorts of obstacles when following you around."
- ―Dab Hantaq, on becoming an Alliance marshal
The Alliance Marshals were law enforcement officers serving the Galactic Alliance in the years following the Second Galactic Civil War. Marshals carried circular shields along with an identification folder and were given a great deal of authority. They answered to the Office of the Chief of State.
Alliance Marshals were given circular shields and identification folders. They possessed a great deal of legal authority in order to carry out their duties. They were also responsible for escorting prisoners to an from court.
When Grand Master Luke Skywalker of the New Jedi Order was arrested and exiled on charges of dereliction of duty for failing to stop Darth Caedus' fall to the dark side of the Force, the government assigned observers to accompany Jedi on their missions. It was hoped that the presence and oversight of the observers would keep the Jedi in line to actions that the Galactic Alliance considered legitimate. At least one supervisor, Dab Hantaq, was made an Alliance Marshal so that he could carry out his duties more effectively. Later, the Galactic Alliance High Court reversed the executive order by Chief of State Natasi Daala that had required the Jedi to have observers.