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- "He's a fine officer and a good man. They can't all be superheroes like General O'Neill, but he's the best of the rest by far."
- —Rebbecca Eaton
Col. David Taylor is the commander of the Beta Site and was, for a brief time, commanding officer of the International Stargate Command after it was rebuilt in New York City. During the rule of the Free People of Earth after the Der'kal conquered the human homeworld, Taylor acted as a buffer between Samantha Carter's personnel and the civilian refugees, earning the respect of all the base's residents for his tireless efforts. He freely admits that he is no match for the likes of SG-1 in terms of ability, but has become something of an icon for Stargate Program trainees that one doesn't need to be a living legend to get the job done.