I'm looking for an in-universe reason why Lando was chosen to be the main General leading the attack on the Death Star? I know Akbar was the Admiral but surely the alliance had more experienced and longer serving members?
Is there anything in canon to say Lando had the experience and wherewithal to lead the attack?
Had an answer about the manoeuvre at the battle of taanab, but that's not really what I'm looking for. It's a throw away line that doesn't explain why Lando was made a general above more experience alliance members.