|Yularen, Wullf (3)|
|First appearance: A New Hope|
|Relations: Imperial Officer, Imperial Security Bureau|
|Events: Battle of Yavin|
|Wullf Yularen was a male Human who had a long history of service in both the Galactic Republic and the Galactic Empire. Early in his military career, Yularen distinguished himself as a captain in the Kwymar Sector Forces, fighting against slavers and pirates. During this time, he became obsessed with intelligence security, and his desire for improving security and prevent leaks led him to leave the sector fleet and join the Republic's Senate Bureau of Intelligence as an intelligence officer. The presence of powerful enemies and corruption within the Bureau forced Yularen to seek employment elsewhere, and he became a special agent in an anti-corruption unit within the Office of the Supreme Chancellor, investigating government corruption during the Separatist Crisis. Yularen became a strong supporter of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during this time, and it was this dedication that earned him Palpatine's attention. Yularen ultimately retired to the planet Anaxes, his homeworld as a youth, but the Supreme Chancellor still had work for him to do. During the Clone Wars, Yularen was persuaded by Palpatine to join the Republic Navy as an admiral - becoming one of the youngest naval officers to hold the rank - and the naval commander of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker's fleet. The reluctant admiral saw Skywalker as a reckless starfighter pilot rather than a respectable general; nevertheless, the two served in multiple engagements against the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the war, sharing victories and defeats before the war concluded in 19 BBY. Following the reorganization of the Republic into the Galactic Empire, Yularen returned to the intelligence business, serving in the newly-formed Imperial Security Bureau as the head of a task force charged with rooting out sedition within the government. By 0 BBY, he had become a colonel in the Bureau and was stationed aboard the first Death Star as the head of the ISB contingent and a member of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin's staff. Yularen was tasked with briefing the Grand Moff and maintaining loyalty to the Empire, as many senior officers aboard the Death Star had plans to use the battlestation for their own means. Yularen was aboard the Death Star when it was attacked by the Rebel Alliance, and he perished when Rebel pilot Luke Skywalker successfully destroyed the station.