Kishpaugh joined the Galactic Republic military as a way to support his family. He expected to remain in the local reserves, but he was instead sent offworld, away from his loved ones. In 22 BBY, Kishpaugh switched his allegiances to the Confederacy of Independent Systems, who offered him credits, protection from Republic retribution, and a return to his homeworld. Before Kishpaugh could escape in his shuttle with the aid of his droid Z-37, the clone trooper CT-7719 confronted and stopped him. Kishpaugh was brought into Republic custody.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Enemy Within (First appearance)