Honor Salima was a human female native of the planet Coruscant. She was an officer in the Republic Navy and served as the commanding officer of the Coruscant Home Defense Fleet, a Republic planetary defense fleet, for a decade prior to the Clone Wars. After the approval of the Military Creation Act and the start of the Clone Wars, Salima gained access to new technology for the fleet.
In 19 BBY, the Confederacy of Independent Systems launched an attack on Coruscant where they managed to kidnap the Republic's Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. Salima, still commanding the Coruscant Home Defense Fleet, was able to swiftly rally the fleet and ordered them to close in to prevent the Separatists from disengaging and escaping, she also moved the fleet to the hyperspace jump point to prevent the Separatists from leaving the system with the Chancellor.