|Known aliases:||Avram Gardner|
|Affiliation:||United Earth, Earth Starfleet|
|Previous Assignment:||test pilot, NX Program|
|Assignment:||Starfleet Command, San Francisco|
- The book Federation: The First 150 Years gives Gardener's first name as Avram.
By 2151, Gardner held the rank of captain, and as such was the favored candidate of the Vulcan High Command to command the Enterprise (NX-01). Gardner was passed over for command of Enterprise by Admiral Maxwell Forrest, who named Archer as commanding officer of Enterprise. (ENT episode: "Shadows of P'Jem")
When Archer learned that the Romulans were planning to launch a genocidal attack against Coridan III, Gardner ordered Enterprise to return to Earth. Angry with Archer for attempting to circumvent his orders, Gardner threatened to have Archer cashiered from the fleet, however he took no action when Archer went to Coridan. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do)
In 2155 and 2156, Gardner was responsible for leading Starfleet during the Earth-Romulan War. He was present at multiple meetings of the Coalition of Planets, including one at which Ambassador Soval announced that Vulcan wouldn't be assisting Earth in the war. He was also present at a meeting with Prime Minister Nathan Samuels at which the minister announced that Earth's starship production would be focussing on the Daedalus-class and temporarily discontinuing the NX-class. (ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)