- "Two force-fields are down! We'd better get down there!"
- ―Cale and Reed
Reed was a clone trooper who was born on the planet Kamino and served the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. In about 21 BBY, Cale was assigned to the Venator-class Star Destroyer Tempestuous, a Republic Star Destroyer that housed a prison facility for holding various wanted bounty hunters. After the Iktotchi bounty hunter Volan Das was captured by Republic forces during an attack on a hypermatter facility in deep space, he taken to the Tempestuous and escorted to a cell by Reed and fellow clone Cale. 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 the troopers' armor and donned it themselves.