Major General George Hammond was on his way to retiring when Apophis attacked the SGC. Suddenly the officer and gentleman from Texas found himself commanding one of the most significant endeavors in the history of the world: the Stargate Program. He led the SGC with wisdom and courage for seven years, when he was promoted to become the head of Homeworld Security on behalf of the United States. A year later he retired, and he now works for the President as an advisor. His leadership was a unique and admirable combination of devotion to duty and to the people in his command. He defended his country and planet from external as well as internal threats, and protected the lives and reputations of the men and women under his command to the best of his ability.