Jessika Pava is a Commander in the New Republic Defense Fleet. Formerly a member of the Resistance and a combat pilot in their Starfighter Corps, she was hand-picked for a small group designated as Black Squadron by Poe Dameron. Initially tasked with finding Lor San Tekka to recover information on the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, Black Squadron played a pivotal role in the conflict against the First Order. She proved herself in this group, even among Galactic Civil War veterans like L'ulo L'ampar and Temmin "Snap" Wexley. Following the Hosnian Cataclysm, Jessika has participated in most of the major battles, such as the assault on Starkiller Base and the Battle of Exegol. Once the New Republic re-established itself as a government, Jessika accepted a commission within its Defense Fleet and returned to active duty.