Aaron Sandoval

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This article is about the 30th century Lord of the Draconis March. For the 32nd century Lord Governor of Prefecture IV, see Aaron Sandoval (32nd c.).

Aaron Sandoval - (born 2962[1] - died 3048[2]) is a Federated Suns nobleman and March Lord of the Draconis March. He began his military career as an enlisted armor commander but would later command a regiment of BattleMechs.

Duke Sandoval is characterized as politically ambitious whose loyalties lie primarily in the Draconis March and preserving it from House Kurita aggression.

Aaron Sandoval at age 63

Character Physical Description[edit]

A man with several decades behind him, Duke Sandoval has yielded few of his youthful features to his advanced age. Few wrinkles crease his face and his hair has retained its natural brown color. Sandoval still styles his hair in a "top knot" fashion (the traditional 'do' of the Sandoval family). Early in his military career, Duke Sandoval lost both of his legs in battle. Despite this disability, Duke Sandoval has a perfect bill of health.

Character History[edit]

Early Life and Military Career[edit]

Born at Castle Sandoval on Robinson, he is the third son of Duke Benjamin Sandoval. During his childhood and early teenage years, Aaron endured his father's harsh disciplinary and over-bearing moralistic ways. Aaron grew at odds with his upbringing and ran away to join the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns at the tender age of 16 under an assumed identity.

In the AFFS, he trained to become a tanker and was eventually assigned to the 159th Galax Heavy Tank Regiment in 2979. Aaron's perseverance and exceptional skills in armored vehicles led to his promotion to the rank of Sergeant Major where he would command a Partisan tank.

In 2982, Aaron would meet his future wife, a tank driver named Corporal Jessica Danforth. She hailed from a poor family from the world of Broken Wheel. She had been assigned to Aaaron's tank and they both fell in love. However, early regulations did not permit individuals having a relationship while serving in the same unit, so Jessica was reassigned to a different tank.

Later that year, the 159th was attached to the 15th Avalon Hussars. The regiment was then on an offensive mission to the world of Rio, to battle against the Capellan Confederation. During the battle, Jessica's tank was threatened by a Liao Marauder. Seeing her in mortal danger, Aaron took his tank from its hiding spot and placed his tank in the path of the enemy BattleMech. He fired all its weaponry in hoping to distract the 'Mech from Jessica's tank. Most of his shots missed the target, however Aaron was successful in gaining the attention of the Marauder. The 'Mech unloaded its arsenal into Aaron's tank, rendering his Tank into a wreckage.

Gravely wounded, losing both of his legs from the action[3], his father heard of his whereabouts and his heroic actions on Rio. He had his unconscious son and lover Jessica brought to Robinson to recover. When Aaron awoke from his coma, he learned that his father had been searching for him for two years. He soon discovered that his older brother had died in a DropShip accident and that he was now the heir to the Dukedom of Robinson. His father had accidentally discovered what had happened to him after seeing a new vid of his actions with the 159th Galax.

Love, Marriage, and Politics[edit]

On Robinson, Aaron and Jessica were soon married and had loving and fruitful marriage together. His wife bore three sons and a daughter. Aaron became Duke shortly after the birth of his youngest son, James.

After becoming Duke, he rejoined the AFFS, attended the Battle Academy of Robinson to become a officer. After graduating with honors, he through his acceptable skills and abilities allow him to rise to command regiment, First Robinson Rangers[4], which he retained command as of 3025.

In later years, his wife of 16 years died in 3001.

As politics, Duke Aaron kept keen eye on protecting the interests of Draconis March. He became a firm supporter of FedCom Accords signed 3022. The alliance with House Steiner, would benefit his region greatly against Draconis Combine's aggressions acts.

In 3032, Aaron would responsible for forwarding effort to the creation of Regional Finishing Schools in the Federation for the uneducated people, replacing the earlier and expensive mobile DropShip based Vagabond Schools. Among the first of these non-combat institutions, would be established on his capital world of Robinson.[5]

He would later retire from the post of Minister of Draconis March in 3037, being replaced by his oldest son James. He died of old age eleven years later and his title of Duke of Robinson would finally pass to James in 3048.[6]

Family and Legacy[edit]

He and his wife Jessica had four children: James, David, Talbot, and Jessica.

Character Notes[edit]

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Ranks and Titles[edit]

Preceded by
Benjamin Sandoval
Duke of Robinson

Succeeded by
James Sandoval

Preceded by
Benjamin Sandoval
Field Marshal & Minister of Draconis March

Succeeded by
James Sandoval


  1. House Davion (The Federated Suns), - "Personalities section, Aaron Sandoval personal profile. Age 63 in Profile".
  2. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 32 - "James Dassert Sandoval profile" - delay in ducal title being transferred to his son James.
  3. House Davion (The Federated Suns), - "Aaron Sandoval profile" - Note that he lost his legs 40 years ago (3025) marks nearly act date of action on Rio.
  4. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 32 - "James Sandoval profile" - James's first military command he joins was his father's personal command.
  5. Handbook: House Davion, p. 143 - Other Education Initiatives/Regional Finishing Schools - "Duke Aaron Sandolval credited in improving education by founding schools replacing the DropShip rules."
  6. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 32 - "James Dassert Sandoval profile" - delay in ducal title being transferred to his son James.
  7. Field Manual: Federated Suns, pp. 32-33 - "James Dassert Sandoval" - James took over his father post of Minister of Draconis March after his father retirement.