Russell Benson is a Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force stationed at Stargate Command. His post is as a technician in the Stargate Operations room, responsible for the activities there.
He was on duty in the Stargate Operations room when Stargate Command received an incoming wormhole and the Iris opened on its own. He attempted to close it, but it reopened and Charlie came through. It was later revealed that Mother, a Reetou was responsible for opening the Iris. He later drove a MALP containing a TER- Transphase Eradication Rod through the Stargate with Benson reporting his findings to General George S. Hammond with Benson stating that the planet that SG-1 and some Tok'ra were due to travel to. (SG1: "Show and Tell")