- "I'm sorry, Jyn. Without the full support of the council, the odds are too great."
- ―Mon Mothma to Jyn Erso
The Alliance High Command, also known as Alliance Command, Rebel Command, Rebel Alliance High Command, Rebel council or the Alliance council, was the leadership council of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. It was headed by Commander-in-Chief Mon Mothma and also included General Jan Dodonna and Admiral Gial Ackbar. Soldiers in the field complained that it attempted to manage the Rebellion as a government, and not a military resistance.
In the early days of the rebellion against the Galactic Empire, various rebel cells began coordinating their efforts to combat the reign of the Empire. A Rebel Command was established that included Bail Organa and Commander Jun Sato. In 2 BBY, Organa and Sato tasked the crew of the Ghost with a mission to recover a rebel team led by Saw Gerrera from the planet Geonosis.
Following the formation of the Rebel Alliance, the Alliance High Command based themselves on Dantooine before they transferred operations to a new headquarters inside the ruins of the Great Temple on Yavin 4. It was from there that the Alliance launched their assault on the planet Scarif and saw the acquisition of the technical data to the Galactic Empire's new superweapon, the Death Star.
Following the evacuation from Yavin, The Alliance High Command met in the Alliance Fleet to discuss what actions to take next. Leia Organa, who had just completed a successful assault on Weapons Factory Alpha on Cymoon 1, urged the leadership to allow her team to continue pressing the Alliance's advantage against the Empire. Admiral Gial Ackbar told the princess that they could not maintain such an offensive due to still being on the run.
Learning of the Second Death StarEdit
Four years after the Battle of Yavin, the High Command had transferred their headquarters to Admiral Ackbar's flagship Home One. When Rebel command learned that the Empire was building a second Death Star over the Forest moon of Endor, they ordered the Alliance Fleet to assemble near the planet Sullust, where they planned the assault on the battle station.
The Alliance High Command was composed of multiple members, some of them were:
- William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "The Embersteel Blade"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Return to the Wheel"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Flight of the Arrowhead"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "A Perilous Rescue"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Escape from Coruscant"
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Gambit on Geonosis"
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide (First identified as Rebel Alliance High Command and Rebel council)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections (Indirect mention only)
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars 4: Skywalker Strikes, Part IV
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- ↑ 3.0 3.1
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars Rebels – "Ghosts of Geonosis"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Before the Awakening
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Fire Across the Galaxy"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Secret Cargo"
- ↑ Princess Leia, Part I
- ↑ Aftermath
- ↑ 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ Forces of Destiny: The Leia Chronicles