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Senate Commando
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Supreme Chancellor Palpatine

Notable members


Historical information

c. 22 BBY

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The Senate Commando was a unit within the Senate Guards during the Clone Wars.



Captain Argyus pursuing criminals.

This elite unit within the Senate Guard was a special reserve branch which performed missions on behalf of both the Galactic Senate and the Judicial Department. They served as an aggressive and highly trained police force that operated on Coruscant but at times conducted special missions to distant worlds. Where the ordinary ranks of the Senate Guard were responsible for the protection duties, the Senate Commandos were often sent on missions such as detaining individuals that were wanted for questioning by the Galactic Senate and also accompanied Senator's where they act as bodyguards during any missions to warzones. In addition, they served as a bodyguard detail to the Supreme Chancellor prior to the formation of the Red Guard.[1]

The members of this organization wore blue battle uniform similar to the Senate Guard.[2] This was actually a heavier version of the Guardsmen armor and did not wear cloaks. By discarding the heavy ceremonial robes, they were able to fight more effectively in battle situations.[1] Their armor was similar to that of the clone troopers, but with slight differences, such as the enlarged left pauldron and the helmet. Unlike the clone army, the Senate Commandos were formed of birth-born recruits, like their Senate Guard contemporaries and Red Guard counterparts. Also instead of the standard blaster rifle, they wielded a DC-15A blaster rifle.[3]

Senate Commandos were one of the few non-clone units capable of undertaking special missions that operated within the Galactic Republic. This led to a fiercy rivalry forming between them and the Clone commando's.[1] Members of a higher rank had a taller helmet crest and white markings, including the Senate emblem on one shoulder and a white stripe down that arm.


Several guards were posted at Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's office during the kidnapping of Rotta the Hutt. This unit was led by Captain Faro Argyus.

Senate Commandos guarding the Republic Executive Building

Due to mass corruption and the increasing influence of the Separatist Crisis, the loyalty of non-clone military personnel was constantly in question, especially given the controversial legacy of the Senate Guard, which in turn led to the formation of the even more controversial Red Guard. In this regard the Senate Commandos, while highly trained and skilled for protecting Coruscant and taking on field missions, were ultimately not as reliable as the all-loyal clones. This was evident when Captain Argyus was bribed by Count Dooku into rescuing Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray from the Republic.[4]

A large contingent of the Senate Commandos, led by Captain Jayfon, were wiped out on Coruscant during the Senate hostage crisis when Bounty hunter Cad Bane and his associates infiltrated the Senate and captured a number of Senators. Many Senate Commandos were found guarding the senate rooms and many were guarding a landing platform that was about to send senators Rush Clovis and Padmé Amidala to Cato Neimoidia.


A Senate Guard with a Commando
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film (First appearance)
  • The Clone Wars: Agenda
  • The Clone Wars: Departure
  • The Clone Wars: Transfer
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Nintendo DS edition in-game databank)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Spy"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lightsaber Lost" (Appears in flashback(s))


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