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'''W. O. West''' was a [[Major General]] in the [[United States Air Force]] and headed [[Project Giza]] (also known as the Stargate Project), the forerunner of [[Stargate Command]] at [[Cheyenne Mountain]].
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'''W. O. West''' was a [[Major General]] in the [[United States Air Force]] and headed [[Project Giza]] (also known as the Stargate Project), the forerunner of [[Stargate Command]] at [[Cheyenne Mountain]]. He retired and hence was then replaced by George S Hammond.
He retired and hence was then replaced by George S Hammond.
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
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West oversaw [[Dr.]] [[Catherine Langford]]'s experiments with the [[Stargate]] until selecting, recalling, and delegating [[Colonel]] [[Jack O'Neil]] as military commander when [[Dr.]] [[Daniel Jackson]] joined the team.
 
West oversaw [[Dr.]] [[Catherine Langford]]'s experiments with the [[Stargate]] until selecting, recalling, and delegating [[Colonel]] [[Jack O'Neil]] as military commander when [[Dr.]] [[Daniel Jackson]] joined the team.
   
After successful use of the [[Earth]] [[Stargate]] to [[Abydos]], West militarized the program, locked out most of the civilian team previously under Langford. He then authorized initial mission to Abydos. {{Cite}}
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After successful use of the [[Earth]] [[Stargate]] to [[Abydos]], West militarized the program, locked out most of the civilian team previously under Langford. He then authorized the initial mission to Abydos. {{Cite}}
   
 
After the first activation of the Stargate, he retired, replaced by [[Major General]] [[George S. Hammond]], who assumed control of the newly-formed [[Stargate Command]] in [[1997]]. {{Cite|SG1|Children of the Gods}}
 
After the first activation of the Stargate, he retired, replaced by [[Major General]] [[George S. Hammond]], who assumed control of the newly-formed [[Stargate Command]] in [[1997]]. {{Cite|SG1|Children of the Gods}}
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W. O. West was a Major General in the United States Air Force and headed Project Giza (also known as the Stargate Project), the forerunner of Stargate Command at Cheyenne Mountain. He retired and hence was then replaced by George S Hammond.

Biography

Background information

A United States Air Force officer with experience in the Vietnam War and Southeast Asia (Gulf War), Major General West wore the wings of a senior pilot and a rather uninformative rack of ribbons. He is a qualified expert with small arms and served six months over deployed in conflicts in the country Vietnam.

He has prior experience with Colonel Jack O'Neil, trusting his judgment and his military expertise while having enough emotional distance from the man to select him for a suicide mission, despite O'Neill going through an emotionally difficult time considering how his son had just died. He knew O'Neill well enough to ask about his family, mainly his wife. (Stargate)

1996

West oversaw Dr. Catherine Langford's experiments with the Stargate until selecting, recalling, and delegating Colonel Jack O'Neil as military commander when Dr. Daniel Jackson joined the team.

After successful use of the Earth Stargate to Abydos, West militarized the program, locked out most of the civilian team previously under Langford. He then authorized the initial mission to Abydos. (Stargate)

After the first activation of the Stargate, he retired, replaced by Major General George S. Hammond, who assumed control of the newly-formed Stargate Command in 1997. (SG1: "Children of the Gods")

Ribbons and Medals

Trivia

  • The book describes him as a "stern soldier about fifty years old" (putting his birthday around 1940) and states the following:
"Respected and feared by all who served under him, West was famous for three things: for always making the right decisions under pressure, for erupting into superhuman fits of rage when his orders were not executed exactly as he wished, and for being the best damn poker player in any branch of the armed forces."
―Stargate novelization p. 56[src]
  • Leon Rippy, who played General West, is a character actor who appears in many movies by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. Rippy would later go on to appear in the TV series, "Leverage" alongside actor, Timothy Hutton.


Preceded by
New Office
Commander of Project Giza
19951997
Succeeded by
George S. Hammond
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