"I can't tell you how happy I am to see just about anyone who's not in an Imperial uniform these days."

Laskin was a Human male lieutenant of the Galactic Republic during the Galactic War. Stationed in Aurek Base on Hoth during 3642 BBY, he found himself the highest-ranking officer after his superiors were all killed in an Imperial attack. He managed to pull the base through the hard times, asking a Republic citizen to deal with many emergencies, such as personnel stranded outside the base without supplies, Talz forces being attacked by Imperials, and saboteurs attempting to blow the entire base from down below.

In the aftermath of the events following the attack on Aurek Base, he was promoted to the rank of captain by General Ando at the suggestion of the Republic citizen who assisted Laskin.