In the TV series 12 Monkeys, it's stated in the pilot that Cole's destiny is to travel through time. However, it seems like the rules of the show allow time to change due to time travel. In the 'present' of 2043, Cole still leaves the bunker to go on missions to gather intel for future trips into the past. As seen in S1E2 Mentally Divergent, the present is not a safe place to wander around in. It would seem prudent to not let Cole go on recon missions in the present so as to ensure his safety for time travel missions.
Why is Cole allowed to leave the bunker to go on missions in 2043?