You cautiously pick your way through the room, taking the officers' sidearms and looking for where the commanding officer might have gone. As you take one officer's pistol, he shudders slightly.
You wheel on the surrendering officers. Before you can even raise your voice in anger, one of them shudders again, and blurts out a confession: "Lieutenant Sarev's headed to the comm station a few klicks from here! He's probably sending a message to the Moff that Whisper Base has fallen!" The other officers in the room turn to look darkly at the man who snapped. You'll need to intercept Lieutenant Sarev before he can report in!