Bale is a character featured in Battlefield 4: Countdown to War.
Stationed aboard the USS Valkyrie, he works as a communications officer. After the event that occurred on the Chinese/North Korean border with Kovic, Bale picked up Chinese communications over the incident.
While he was unable to decrypt them, Bale reported it and signals location to Garrison nonetheless who, having been aware of Kovic's mission, ordered for the exact coordinates of the communication signals.
- Bale stated to Garrison he was born in 1991, making him twenty-nine at the time of the novel.