Name: Captain Shawn Valdez
Skin color: Light
Blaster Artillery: 4D
Vehicle Blasters: 4D
Scholar; Logistics: 5D+2
Captial Ship Shields: 4D
Repulsorlift Operation: 5D+1
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D
Droid Programming/Repair: 4D
Repulsorlift Repair: 5D
Blaster Pistol (4D), Cold Weather Rebel Armour (+1D vs Physical, +2 vs Energy, +1D vs Cold), Comlink
FORCE SENSITIVE - N
FORCE POINTS 3
DARK SIDE POINTS 0
CHARACTER POINTS 6
Description: Shawn Valdez was a Human male captain of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and an evacuation officer of the Alliance Special Forces during the height of the Galactic Civil War. Expertly trained to evacuate Rebel bases with maximum efficiency, Valdez oversaw the evacuation of the Alliance High Command's Echo Base during the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY, ensuring the safe evacuation of more than 86 percent of the base personnel and surviving SpecForce soldiers.
Shawn Valdez was a captain serving with the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. Because evacuation was routine for Rebel bases, Alliance High Command began providing specialized training in evacuation procedures to chosen Alliance Special Forces officers following the Battle of Yavin. The Alliance then assigned these specially trained officers to high-priority bases. One of these SpecForce evacuation officers was Valdez, who earned a position at the Alliance's headquarters of Echo Base on the ice planet Hoth. During his time on Hoth, Valdez owned the astromech droid R5-M2, who was specially programmed to plan sublight tactical courses through space.
When the Galactic Empire discovered Echo Base's existence in 3 ABY, the responsibility fell to Valdez to oversee the ice facility's rushed evacuation in the face of the imminent Imperial attack on Hoth. Present in Echo Base's central hangar, Valdez issued orders to his subordinates, explaining the base's evacuation plan: two snowspeeder groups, including Rogue Group, would stay behind to meet the Imperial invasion force while the base's fleet of thirty GR-75 medium transports would depart from the planet as soon as they were loaded, carrying vital personnel and supplies.
Valdez played a major role in helping Echo Base evacuate during the ensuing Battle of Hoth, with assistance from R5-M2, who provided tactical support to Valdez and planned evacuation routes from the base. As a testament to his efficiency and training, Valdez was able to ensure the safe evacuation of more than 86 percent of Echo Base personnel and surviving SpecForce soldiers.
Personality and traits
Valdez was a popular and charismatic leader of Echo Base's troopers. Well-trained to evacuate Rebel installations with maximum efficiency, Valdez's expertise and experience as an evacuation officer greatly served the Rebel Alliance during the Battle of Hoth. Valdez was also a poet and a musician. A Human male, he had light skin.
During his tenure on Hoth, Valdez wore the Rebellion's standard Echo Base cold-weather armor. His suit included headgear, anti-glare goggles, a scarf, padded vest, padded tunic, gloves, and leggings.