- "With regret, I report that my fleet will no longer be able to provide protection to the troops on Ryloth. I repeat my request that help must be sent right away."
- ―Admiral Dao, to the Jedi High Council
Dao was a human male officer who held the rank of admiral in the Galactic Republic Navy during the Clone Wars. He commanded a fleet above Ryloth during the Battle of Ryloth but was killed as a result of his ship's destruction by the Confederacy navy. The admiral had been in communication with the Jedi High Council at the time of his death, urging the Jedi leadership to send reinforcements to Ryloth after Jedi General Ima-Gun Di requested to Dao that he contact the Council again after multiple attempts.