Major Noda was an officer in the Imperial Army. He had black hair, almond-shaped eyes, and high cheekbones. In 1 BBY, he was assigned to the fleet of Jerec, and was tasked with destroying the Rebel forces on Sulon.

Although not a coward, he was a naturally cautious man. Noda did not see the purpose in painting the Rebel crest on his vehicles, as the notion that the Alliance would capture such material was ridiculous to him.