Crix Madine grew up on Corellia and when he was of age enlisted in the imperial academy. He excelled at the academy and graduated with honors. He rose through the imperial ranks to become the leader of the elite Storm Commandos, but when his missions became objectionable General Madine left the Empire and offered his services to the rebel alliance. His insight to imperial tactics was key in many alliance victories and it was soldiers he had trained personally who captured the shuttle Tydirium. General Madine was in charge of all ground troops during the battle on the sanctuary moon of Endor.