First General of Allied Forces in Kalidasa.
Russell Irvin’s command during the war started swift enough, occupying a number of worlds in the system with little resistance. His attempt to occupy Verbena in July, 2506, was less successful. A second attempt in August, 2507, was even more disappointing. Irvin retreated to the Core, but was besieged by an Independent fleet hidden in the Halo asteroid belt. The already battered Alliance fleet was nearly destroyed. Irvin, however, died in the fight.