Cardassian Union

Government and History

The Cardassian Union is the official governing body of the Cardassian people. The capital world is Cardassia Prime. The Cardassian Union is regarded as one of the great powers in the Alpha Quadrant.

The Cardassian military is led by the Central Command and the Cardassian forces are divided into several orders. The Obsidian Order, the intelligence agency of the Union, is sometimes referred to as part of the structure of the Cardassian military orders.

Prior to 2372, the Obsidian Order held de facto control of the Union, alongside the Central Command. Following that, the Union was brought into the Gamma Quadrant-based Dominion. But after the defeat of the Dominion and the sacking of Cardassia Prime, the Union has rebuilt under the leadership of the civilian Detapa Council, which now exerts supremacy over the Central Command and the Obsidian Order.


  • Premier of the Detapa Council Councilor Mibek
  • Ambassador to Starbase 900 Zekia


Between the removal of power of the Obsidian Order in the Union, and the crushing defeat in the Dominion War, the Central Command had to rebuild in the years following.

By law, the Central Command answers to the Detapa Council. Military operations are limited, as resources for years were first put toward rebuilding Cardassia, rather than rebuilding the navy.

However the Union has not given up the need for a military, and the Central Command’s capabilities are growing.


  • Detapa Council Minister of War Councilor Besad
  • Central Command Premier Legate Dunark
  • Command of Starbase 900 Operations Gul Kodik