Oleson was a general at the New Academy for Space Pilots and a favorite flight instructor of Luke Skywalker at the Academy. Oleson was one of a few instructors on the newly created flight school on an unknown planet. Oleson recognized that a moon from a nearby system had been knocked into a collision course with the planet. Oleson wanted to call an evacuation, but knew that they would be unable to evacuate everyone in time. Only Skywalker's brave effort to destroy the moon with a Zukonium ray saved the planet.