"This is Captain J. Thompson of the Advanced Destroyer Group to enemy vessels."
"We have you surrounded. You are ordered to surrender your vessels or be destroyed."
- – Capt. Thompson to Cmdr. Ivanova
In 2261 Thompson led a group of Advanced Omega class destroyers to ambush the renegade Earthforce fleet in Sector 300. When Thompson's Destroyer Group jumped into normal space they were instead met with a fleet of White Stars led by Commander Susan Ivanova. Thompson demanded Ivanova's surrender. She refused and told Thompson that she would be the last living thing he ever saw. After a fierce engagement, the White Stars managed to annihilate all of the Advanced Destroyers with all hands, including Captain Thompson.