General Hammond

General Hammond, now retired from his crucial role in the development of the Stargate Program on Earth, remains a source of knowledge and wisdom for many of the Tau'ri, including General Jack O'Neill, who seeks out his counsel during the Lockdown Incident at stargate command.

It was Hammond that suggested the lockdown strategy as a way to quickly get word out that something was wrong in the SGC via the automatic red flags that would pop up on virtually every division of the government that had security clearance high enough to know of the stargate program.

Hammond, after advising O'Neill, went even further to help his friend by utilizing his numerous governmental contacts in both the US Congress and Pentagon to spread the word and rally opposition to the President's blatantly treasonous order to move the stargate into I.O.A. possession 'in the dead of night.'