Mishowan Shigormallan was a native of the planet Yelsain. As a teenager, he joined a crew of cargo haulers. He was constantly being chased by the Imperials, and decided to join the Alliance when he met a group of Alliance field agents. He completed his training in the Special Forces division and was put in the Pathfinders regiment. He quickly became a lieutenant, and he was transferred to Taskforce Shen. He led a Pathfinder platoon under the command of Major Mart Stevez.