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- "To serve the New Order is my highest goal."
- ―Captain Gosden
Gosden was a Human male who served as a captain within the navy of the Galactic Empire. Like most Imperial officers, Gosden was highly ambitious and devoted to the New Order—the political program adopted by the Empire. Around 0 BBY, Captain Gosden was stationed aboard the first Death Star, a moon-shaped deep-space mobile battlestation, under the command of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin.