In about 21 BBY, Cale was posted aboard the Venator-class Star Destroyer Tempestuous, a Republic Star Destroyer that housed a prison which contained various wanted bounty hunters. After the Iktotchi bounty hunter Volan Das was captured by Republic forces while attacking a hypermatter refinery, he was taken to the Tempestuous and escorted to a cell by Cale and fellow clone trooper Reed. However, moments later Das and the prisoner Arlain Zee escaped from their cells, and the pair attacked and incapacitated Cale and Reed. Das and Zee then stole their clone trooper armors. Zee took Reed's armor while Das put on Cale's armor, until the Iktotchi realized he could not fit his head into the Human-sized helmet.