The commander of the Alliance Fleet, Admiral Ackbar led the Rebel capital ships into the Battle of Endor
. A member of the Mon Calamari
species, Ackbar and his people manned the distinctive warships supplied to the Rebellion
by that aquatic culture.
Ackbar developed the attack strategy for the Battle of Endor, and commanded the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Home One. The combination of his proven military tactics and General Lando Calrissian's unorthodox maneuvers were enough to secure victory in the Alliance's most important battle.
Beyond the qualifications of his great skills and sterling character, Ackbar was a symbol to the rest of the galaxy: a symbol that the Alliance is fighting for everyone, no matter what their background or origin. The Empire, in contrast, has made discrimination against non-humans a longstanding policy.