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- "The two, a Captain Ganig and a Sergeant Stecker, are both inside the station. COMPNOR made each famous after the Battle of Sagma, but since then their casual observation of doctrine had come to light. If they take this station, COMPNOR will again make them heroes."
- ―Mar Barezz
Stecker served in the Imperial Army as a sergeant, where he was decorated by the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order for heroic actions performed during the Battle of Sagma. However, Stecker, alongside Captain Ganig, came to the attention of the Imperial Security Bureau after his apparent casual attitude towards doctrine came to light. In addition, Stecker had contact with a soldier named Linds, who the ISB were confident was an Alliance to Restore the Republic sympathizer. Stecker subsequently served in the Raid on Picutorion, serving in Tensiger's 6th regiment.
During the battle, troops from the regiment, including Stecker and Ganig, breached an Alliance-held tracking station. Stecker was killed during the assault after an ISB officer, Mar Barezz, counselled the mission commanders—Commodore Bevven and High Colonel Theol Drost—to delay starfighter support to their position. Although there was no evidence that Stecker intended to defect, Barezz was certain that COMPNOR would again honor him for his role in the Picutorion operation if he assisted in capturing the tracking station and that, for propaganda purposes, dead heroes were as good as live ones.