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SG Teams

Following the second Abydos mission, the President ordered the formation of 9 SG teams whose duties would be to perform reconnaissance, determine threats, and if possible, to make peaceful contact with the peoples of other worlds. A presidential directive later expanded the orders to evaluate the scientific and cultural value of each mission. The overall mandate of stargate teams remains to seek new allies and procure technologies to aid in the defense against the Goa'uld or other alien aggressors.

The teams operate on a covert top secret basis from Cheyenne Mountain. As the Stargate Program grew, additional teams were added. By the seventh year, more than 20 SG teams had been established. As the teams made contact with other worlds, they observed a standard policy of off-world protocol. Once a civilization has reached a certain level of development, first contact is not made in person. Instead, the MALP is sent to make contact, and if the civilization shows interest in extraterrestrial visitors, an SG team will follow.

The flagship team, designated SG-1, under the command of Colonel Jack O'Neill, included Captain Samantha Carter and Dr. Daniel Jackson, with the later addition of Teal'c. Jonas Quinn joined SG-1 after Daniel had ascended, and when Daniel returned to SG-1, Jonas returned to his people on Kelowna. When O'Neill was promoted and took command of the SGC, Lieutenant Colonel Carter became the commanding officer of SG-1. Following the defeat of the System Lords and the Replicators, SG-1 was disbanded. O'Neill had been transferred to Washington, Carter was overseeing Research and Development at Area 51, Daniel had requested reassignment to Atlantis, and Teal'c left the SGC to help build the new Jaffa Nation. With the threat of the Ori, however, SG-1 was reunited under the joint command of Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell and Lieutenant Colonel Carter, and Vala became an official member the following year.

In addition to SG-1, the SG teams include:

  • SG-2
    Standard recon / search and rescue
    Commanding officers: Major Kawalsky [with Casey and Warren, Kawalsky killed], Major Ferretti, Major Coburn [with Captain Griff, and Pierce], Major Griff, Unnamed [with Penhall]
    Missions include: Abydos, Chulak, Argos, Kheb, P3X-888, P3R-118, K'tau, P36-231, Erebus, P3X-439, P8F-809
  • SG-3
    Standard recon / search and rescue / Marine unit
    Commanding officers: Colonel Makepeace [with Lt. Johnson], Major Castleman, Major Wade [with Lt. Morrison, Wade killed and Morrison wounded on P3S-452], Major Warren, Major Lawrence, Colonel Reynolds [with Bosco, Peterson, Bosworth, Penhall, Hanson, Mooney, Baker]
    Missions include: Land of Light, P3X-775, P2A-509, P34-353J, Hathor's planet, P8X-873, P3S-452, Reese's planet, Latona, P4S-237, Vis Uban, Erebus, P3X-403, Ramius's Planet, Alpha Site, P3X-666, P3X-439, P2X-887, Rand, Prometheus, P9G-844, P2M-903, P9J-333, Minnesota, P9C-882, Arkad's planet
  • SG-4
    Standard recon / Russian
    Became a Russian unit after the fifth year
    Commanding officers: Lt. Col. Sergei Evanov [killed by Nirrti on P3X-367]
    Missions include: P8X-362, P3X-367, P2A-347
  • SG-5
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Unnamed [with Lt. Barber, all died from the effects of the Light on P4X-347], Major Harper, Major Altman
    Missions include: P3C-117, P2X-555, Hathor's Planet, P4X-347, Vis Uban, P3X-666, P3X-439, Amra, P3X-584
  • SG-6
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Unnamed [all members lost on P3X-118], Unnamed [two members killed in the explosion on K'tau], Colonel Barnes [with Lt. Fisher, Lt. Brooks, Airman Ryan, all contracted Prior plague]
    Missions include: PX3-808, Hathor's planet, P3X-118, K'tau, Rand, P2X-885
  • SG-7
    Standard recon / scientific / medical
    Commanding officers: John Smith [all killed by disease on Hanka]
    Missions include: Hanka, P3X-666, Dakara
  • SG-8
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Unnamed
    Missions include: P6J-908
  • SG-9
    Standard recon / diplomatic
    Commanding officers: Captain Hanson [with Lt. Baker, Lt. Conner, and Frakes, only Conner survived from P3X-513], Major Kovacek, Major Benton [with Tarkman, Winters, and Lt. Grogan, only Grogan survived the attack on Latona]
    Missions include: P3X-513, P3X-775, PX3-595, Latona, Rand

SG-10, SG-11, SG-12 added after the first year

  • SG-10
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Major Boyd [all died in the black hole of P3W-451]
    Missions include: P3W-451, P4S-237, P2X-887
  • SG-11
    Standard recon / scientific / engineers / archaeological
    Commanding officers: Captain Conner, Unnamed [captured by Apophis on P89-534, all killed], Major Hawkins [with Loder, Sanchez, and Rothman, all killed on P3X-888] Colonel Edwards [with Major Lorne, Lt. Menard, and Lt. Ritter, Ritter killed by the Unas on P3X-403]
    Missions include: PXY-887, Hathor's planet, P89-534, P3X-888, Kelowna, P3X-403, Alpha Site, Gamma Site
  • SG-12
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Unnamed [all killed in the Goa'uld attack on a Tok'ra base], Unnamed [with Lt. Woeste], Major Hadden [with Conway, Stevens, and Lt. McKenzie, Stevens killed and Conway badly wounded by Volnek], Unnamed [one member mauled by inter-dimensional creature on P2R-866]
    Missions include: Reetou rebel base, Alaris, Tok'ra base, P2A-347, P3X-403, Ramius's planet, P2X-887, Rand, P3X-421, P8T-474, P9G-844, P2R-866

SG-13, SG-14, SG-15 added after the second year

  • SG-13
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Colonel Dixon [with Bosworth, Wells, and Balinsky, Wells wounded on P3X-666]
    Missions include: P3X-666
  • SG-14
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Major Graham [with Captain Blasdale, Lt. Astor, and Sgt. Louis, became zatarcs, all killed following the mission to P6Y-325]
    Missions include: P6Y-325, P2C-257
  • SG-15
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Unnamed [all killed by Jaffa on P6Y-325], Major Pierce, Unnamed [all killed in raid on Trust safehouse]
    Missions include: P6Y-325, P4X-639, Alpha Site, P2X-005, P4S-237, Kelowna, Trust raid

SG-16, SG-17 in operation by the fifth year

  • SG-16
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Colonel Reynolds
    Missions include: Velona
  • SG-17
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Major Mansfield [with Lt. Elliot, all killed on Revanna]
    Missions include: Revanna, P3X-403

SG-18, SG-19, SG-20, SG-21 in operation by the seventh year

  • SG-21
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Unnamed
    Missions include: Alpha Site

SG-22 in operation by the ninth year

  • SG-22
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Colonel Raimi
    Missions include: P9G-844, P2M-903

SG-25 in operation by the tenth year

  • SG-25
    Standard recon
    Commanding officers: Unnamed [at least two members including leader wounded by inter-dimensional creature, survived]
    Missions include: P9J-333

Cross Reference: Major Altman, Lieutenant Astor, Balinsky, Lieutenant Barber, Colonel Barnes, Bosworth, Henry Boyd, Major Caffey, Samantha Carter, Casey, Major Coburn, Captain Conner, Conway, Davidson, David Dixon, Colonel Edwards, Lieutenant Elliot, Major Escher, Sergei Evanov, Lieutenant Evans, Louis Ferretti, Lieutenant Fisher, Major Graham, Major Griff, Lieutenant Grogan, Major Hadden, Jennifer Hailey, Jonas Hanson, Major Harper, Major Hawkins, Daniel Jackson, Colonel Johnson, Lieutenant Johnson, Charles Kawalsky, Stan Kovacek, Major Lawrence, Major Lorne, Colonel Makepeace, Vala Mal Doran, Airman Mansfield, Major Mansfield, Lieutenant Menard, Cameron Mitchell, Jack O'Neill, Penhall, Colonel Pierce, Planets, Prochaska, Jonas Quinn, Colonel Reynolds, Lieutenant Ritter, Robert Rothman, Lieutenant Satterfield, SGC, SG Uniforms, Teal'c, Major Warren, Simon Wells, Lieutenant Woeste

First Introduced: Children of the Gods