a native of Norval II, Salm was a decorated Y-Wing pilot who served the Alliance during the Galactic Civil War. He earned the rank of Colonel, and was given command of the Aggressor Wing shortly after the Battle of Endor, and led his Y-Wings during the Battle of Brentaal. After the battle, Salm was promoted to General. A small-statured man who believed in hard work and dedication to his cause, he disdained the exposure and fame given to Rogue Squadron, feeling that the hot-shot X-Wing pilots believed they were superior to Y-Wing pilots. During the hunt for Prince-Admiral Krennel, Salm commanded a B-Wing squadron based on the Moonshadow.