7.03: Fragile Balance

Dave

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So, he just likes to pretend that he doesn't understand what Sam is saying? Really, if he wanted to, he could run rings around her.

I think I can almost believe that. ;)
 

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I agree.

I have to agree. You dont' get to be an Air Force Col by being a dummy [minimum of a BS and/or BA is required to promote above O-4/Major]. Also, with the history they allude to [Special Operations], you *can't* be a dummy. Most of those folks speak at least one to two other languages on top of English.

My husband was in the SpecOps community in the Army. A facinating fact is, by percentage, there are more Masters and PhD's in the entire SpecOps Community than there are in any other military community. By entire, I am lumping all branches of the US servce so that's all the Air Force folks [PJ, Combat Controllers, etc], Navy [UDT/Seals], Army [SF/Delta/HRT], Marines [Force Recon and there own little sneaky groups], etc.

I would have no problem seeing Jack as having a PhD in something like 'Historic Military Tactics', etc.

Sometimes it's just good command sense to 'play dumb' and let your subordinates do their jobs.

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ray gower

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Think I would disagree.

Jack always struck as being one of the older school, where cunning, competence and character means more than being a smart arse. He is certainly old enough to come through that route, he had retired when all the Stargate lark started. Overall it means he is clever (as in fox), not intelligent (as in rocket scientist).

Sometimes it's just good command sense to 'play dumb' and let your subordinates do their jobs.
Agree whole heartedly with this, especially of officers.;)
C/T Gower
 

Rowan

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Yes and No...

Well, the requirement for a minimum of a Masters has been in place in the time frame Jack would had had to make Lt. Col. And the Air Force is very serious about education.

And the stats for Masters and PhD levels in SpecOps starts around the Viet Nam era, so I'm gonna have to polietly agree to disagree with you on this one, Ray.

BTW: You don't have to be a 'rocket scientist' to get a PhD in something like Military History or any one of a slew of PoliSci, Mil or Historical programs. West Point is a degree producing program for all of the vbranches of the US military and several of their resident/non-resident programs carry a doctorate equivilent with them. You earn enough college points just completeing completing 'Command and General Staff College' to just about make it right there. Toss in a dissertation and you've got it whipped. ;)

Rowan <In the US military system in some form or other since 1975 ...
 

EtchG

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Do any of you know who sings the song that was playing as Jack drops mini-Jack off at High School?

I am pretty sure the name of the song is "Who am I", but I haven't found it yet.

Help is much sought for here...and I thank you in advance
 

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