Vorlaisner was a Barrayaran Vor who served as an Imperial Auditor. He was unable to meet with Miles Vorkosigan upon the occasion of his job offer because he was tied up with business on the South Continent.
Given that most Auditors were retired senior military officers, the confirmation that Professor Georg Vorthys and Lord Vann Vorgustafson were the only two civilians appointed as Auditors, and Miles' reluctance to use Vorlaisner when he first proposed his investigation of Imperial Security Headquarters, it is probable that Vorlaisner had been a high-ranking officer, such as a General or Admiral, prior to his appointment.
Miles Vorkosigan considered him to be a trifle too conservative for his tastes.
- Memory chapters 16,28