Name Harley Cale Birthdate/age 45at the time of Janus'first sailing Ethnic/racial background American of mixed Western European ancestry Height/weight/build 6'0”, powerful build Hair/eye/skin tone Medium brownhair, straight, graying at temples; mediumbrown eyes, medium skin tone Face Strong and square with a determined chin Identifying marks Scars on left shoulder from dog attack in childhood Mannerisms None Basic personality Decisive and determined; fiercely loyal to those he leads. A natural gambler but not reckless. Has a good sense of humor.
Family background: A third-generation Navy man, Cale is the elder son of Captain Kevin Cale, who retired as the commander of a destroyer. Cale's brother Gary, three years younger, is a Navy chaplain. Cale's mother, Frances, is active in base volunteer services and edits an on-line magazine for Navy spouses. Cale is married and has two daughters; both are in college. Cale's wife, Helen, designs and sells her own line of jewelry. The family is fiercely proud of its Navy heritage and service.
Education: Graduated from the Naval Academy with a bachelor's in nuclear engineering. He has since earned a master's degree in this field and another in military history.
Work history: Bagged groceries for tips at the base commissary as a teenager. Commissioned as a Navy officer on graduation from USNA.
Military service: Has been a submariner throughout his career. His last command prior to Janus was a Virginia-class attack sub.
Religious background and beliefs: Methodist.
Hobbies and leisure activities: Is writing a history of the submarine service during the Cold War era. When ashore, enjoys traveling with his wife as she attends jewelry shows and markets her pieces.
Medical history: None significant.
Mental health history: No formal history.
Traumatic experiences: Attacked by a large dog at age 4; he was rescued by his mother but was left with scarring. He was fearful of dogs for some time after that but has overcome his fear and currently owns a pair of German shepherds. Had to cope with realizing that he had sent a SEAL team into an ambush during his last command, resulting in two deaths.
Other significant information: An excellent chess player.