"The Empire has a prototype weapon called the Neutralizer which puts out an energy field that disables all standard-issue Republic weaponry."

Garik was a Human male major of the Galactic Republic during the start of the Galactic War against the resurgent Sith Empire. In 3642 BBY he was stationed at the Upper Sundari Outpost on Balmorra and tasked a Republic citizen to sabotage the Neutralizer, a weapon being used by the Empire to disable the Republic weapons.