Brunson was a human female who served as a captain in the Galactic Empire's Imperial Navy. The officer commanded an Imperial light cruiser in orbit of Geonosis, the former site of the Death Star's construction. In 2 BBY, whilst responding to a triggered proximity sensor, she discovered the rebel vessel Ghost on the planet. Hoping to earn herself and her crew promotions, she attempted to destroy the rebels using TIE bombers, rocket troopers, and finally by trapping the rebels in an underground cavern in attempt to bury them alive. When she used her cruiser to block their escape, the Ghost fired two proton torpedoes, resulting in the destruction of her ship.