- "Rookie One, come in. Return at once. Imperial walkers have been spotted near the outer perimeter. We're beginning to evacuate, but we need time."
- ―Gamma Base communications officer
Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, Imperial forces, under the command of Darth Vader, launched Viper probe droids to locate Rebels fleeing Tatooine following the destruction of Anchorhead Base. When he detected a probe droid on Hoth, the officer alerted his commander, who dispatched Rookie One to investigate and destroy it. When Rookie One confirmed the presence of probe droids, the Rebels were forced to evacuate.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Gamma Base commander appeared in the 1993 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Rebel Assault by Vincent Lee. The game depicts a battle between Imperial and Rebel forces on Hoth, three years prior to the Battle of Hoth shown in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. When producing the cut-scenes for the game, the production staff used footage from The Empire Strikes Back, replacing the faces of General Carlist Rieekan and Lieutenant Romas Navander with those of the Gamma Base commander and the communications officer.