Admiral Indiana Bridger is the commanding officer of Aurora Force, a unit which parted ways with the RS in September 2007. The information below was as of 2007 and does not reflect her current status.
As a character, Indiana Bridger is part of a long legacy of prominent Corellian Jedi. There were four prominent families: the Halcyons, the Bridgers, the Taliesins, and the Rendars. The first three originated on Corellia; the last came to Corellia sometime in the past 2500 years with the departure of the Aldair family, which had previously been one of the Quartet, which was what these families were referred to as.
Current Era (9 ABY)
Indiana Bridger is a decorated veteran of the now-defunct Corellian Security Force and still holds the rank of Detective. She joined the Aurora Force after the death of her parents, being the last Bridger to leave Corellia since the Galactic Civil War began. She has one brother, Slate, and three cousins, Nylan Bridger, Karinlyyn Bridger, and Tag Rendar.
Indy joined the Aurora Force in its infancy and inside its first year of operations had become the commanding officer of the unit. She is twenty-three years old and stands 5'7" with green eyes and short brown hair. She is not often seen standing or walking since the Ketaris mission several months ago, though that has begun to change recently. Her permanent residence is on Xenen, in the Kartuiin Sector, and she holds an MD earned at Xenen University Medical School.
Brief Biography (up to 9 years ABY)
Born the daughter of Corellian Security officer Davil Bridger and his wife, Renegade Kaslin, Indiana Renegade Bridger was the younger of two children. She and her elder brother, Slate Bridger, grew up ignorant of their rich heritage in the Force, knowing only that their grandmother and grandfather had served with distinction in the Clone Wars. She was born and raised in a quiet neighborhood in Coronet City, not far from the precinct where her father started his CorSec career. Both of the Bridger children seemed poised to enter the â€˜family businessâ€™ of working for Corellian Security up until the death of Alderaan, when her brother disappeared abruptly. It would later be learned that he had run away and joined the Rebellion.
Indy remained on Corellia, following her father into the Corellian Security Force. During her secondary education, her abilities as a slicer became known to CorSec, landing her early entry into the police force as an analyst. She spent several years as a counterterrorism specialist with CorSec before she started to do field operations, often working with her father. She rose to the rank of detective before she left the service, shortly before CorSec was converted into the Public Safety Service.
Two years after the death of Emperor Palpatine, Bridgerâ€™s parents were killed--her father in service to Corellian Security; her mother as an unintended casualty of Davil Bridgerâ€™s work. Suddenly alone and unprepared for it, Indiana found herself lost and confused. Shortly before his death, her father had revealed to her the true history of her family: she was the granddaughter of two old Jedi lines, and their legacy lived in her. It had never been intended that she would have to deal with this new knowledge alone.
Within six months of her parentsâ€™ deaths, Indiana Bridger was recruited into the New Republic Military by childhood friend and third cousin Tag Rendar, an agent with New Republic Intelligence. Indiana was assigned to the fledgling Aurora Force under Torin Qel-Droma. She quickly rose through the ranks and inside of a year had become the executive officer and later the commanding officer of the unit. She remains in that position currently.
During her first days with the Aurora Force, she met the man she would later marry, Michael Bullian. A pilot with a knack for getting himself into sticky situations--and usually able to bail himself out again--Bullian swept the young officer off her feet. They married after a brief courtship and had several children.
For most of her life, Indiana has had a strange relationship with her Force abilities. A gifted Healer, for a long time she refused to train as a Jedi or use her abilities at all. After the birth of her children, however, she realized that it would be important for her to be able to wield the Force properly--if only to protect her family, especially from the machinations of her father-in-law, Thomas Bullian.
Indiana Bridgerâ€™s current posting is at Xenen, where Aurora Force is based. She is nominally in command of all New Republic forces in the Kartuiin Sector, though that has at yet not been made official. For the time being, she commands the Aurora Force and associated elements and strives to wrest control of the Kartuiin Sector away from the Imperial forces serving under Tiras Variner and Torvin Taylor.
Vong War Era
During the Vong War, Indiana Bridger has been promoted to the commander of all New Republic Forces in the Kartuiin Sector, which is under the political control of the recently elected Tegan Dargan-Cannele. She continues to reside on Xenen, where she has raised her family. Many of her children have entered the New Republic Armed Forces, including sons Davil and Michael Jr. and daughter Mary.
Beyond her military service, Indy has begun training her cousin's son, Chase, as a Jedi Healer, and pulls the occasional rotation at the base hospital at Shay. She has won the respect and admiration of those who serve under her command, which is likely why the whispers and rumors about her husband's infidelities are not spoken among the forces in the Kartuiin Sector.
Shay Memorial remains her seat of command.
In real life, in 2007 Indy was a graduate student at Oakland University working on her Masters of Arts in History. She was with the RS for eight years and continues to serve with the AF.