Brigadier General Cole Bressler was the commanding officer of the 1st Continental Army. Not much is known about him before the invasion other than that he must have been in some place of military authority. Although, it is known that he didn't trust the Skitter Rebellion, because a skitter killed his son.
Cole was responsible for locking up a free de-harnessed kid sent by the skitter leader and served Arthur Manchester loyally untill he betrayed Manchester by arresting him, temporarily disbanding the civilian government, and declaring martial law.
Some time later, he allowed Arthur Manchester to be released and the civilian government restored on the condition that Manchester resigned as majority leader, which Manchester accepted. After meeting with the skitter leader, he ordered his men to set up and ambush on the skitter rebels and free de-harnessed kids, which was almost succesful, but Red Eye and a couple others got away.
Several months after the arrival of the Volm, General Bressler is still skeptical of the Volm.
General Bressler later pilots the aircraft that carries Tom Mason, Cochise, and John Pope to President Hathaway's base. Later, when they are evacuated from the base to avoid a beamer attack, Bressler again pilots the aircraft, following the one that carries the Hathaway and Cochise. During flight, a beamer intercepts the two planes, and brings them both down.
During the crash, Bressler was killed when he was impaled through the chest by a tree branch.
|Season 2 appearances|
|Worlds Apart||Shall We Gather at the River||Compass||Young Bloods||Love and Other Acts of Courage|
|Homecoming||Molon Labe||Death March||The Price of Greatness||A More Perfect Union|
|Season 3 appearances|
|On Thin Ice||Collateral Damage||Badlands||At All Costs||Search and Recover|
|Be Silent and Come Out||The Pickett Line||Strange Brew||Journey to Xilbalba||Brazil|