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Large security teams stood to the side of the large military conference. Military officers of all branches were gathering around the room, the president was mingling in the crowd as well, hence why there was so much protection around the building.

There was a group that stood out the most in the crowd, mostly because of the large dark skinned man with a gold symbol on his forehead. A man with glasses and a muscular build while looking nerdy at the same time stood by him and in between them stood the most beautiful woman anyone had ever seen in an Air Force uniform with 4 shiny General stars on each shoulder and rows of different colour medals and plagues covered her chest. This was surprising considering she was very young.

Every few minutes the blonde glanced around, assessing the situation, scanning for any threats, it looked as though it was second nature to the woman.

The dark skinned man stared at a figure for a moment before murmuring something softly, that made the young woman smile and the other man chuckle. An older man, in his sixty's most likely approached the group.

"General Hammond" The blonde smiled, saluting him back, "It's lovely to see you again, sir"

"I don't think I'm sir to you anymore, Gen. Carter" The older man replied, "Teal'c, Dr Jackson" He nodded to the others.

"How you been, General" Dr Jackson asked.

"Fine, thank you, Daniel" Hammond replied, "How's the SGC been running?"

"Catastrophically, actually" Gen. Carter replied, "But we're all still alive"

"It's lovely to see you, Samantha" General Hammond smiled, "I can remember all those years ago when you were just a little girl, now your just like you father, Gen. Carter, he'd be very proud"

Carter chuckled, "Thank you, General" She smiled, "I can remember when I was little, you brought me my first astronaut doll and I went nuts, I was screaming 'thank you, Uncle Georgie' at the top of my lungs"

"That sounds just like you, Carter" Another man came up behind him, he saluted her with a lopsided smile, he was always dressed in Air Force blues with two stars on each shoulder informing everyone that he was a Major General.

She saluted him back with a dazzlingly smile, "Hello, sir"

"Hey Carter" He smiled back, "General Samantha Carter, I hear"

"Yes sir" She replied.

"Actually, I believe I should be calling you, ma'am considering you are now 2 ranks over your former superior officer" He smirked, "Congrats, Carter, I wasn't here for the last two"

"No problem, Gen. Oneill" She smiled, "Being head of Home World Security will do that to you"

This General Oneill seemed to just notice that the other 3 men were standing around her, "Teal'c buddy" He smiled and grasped the man in a Warriors hand shake and then turned to Daniel, "Danny Boy, good to see you" He shook his hand and pulled him into a one armed hug, "How you been, General?" He looked over at Hammond as they split.

"Well, thanks Jack" Hammond replied.

"That's good to hear" Jack replied, clapping his hands together, "I believe that President Hayes will be making his announcement soon"

"You know what it is, sir, don't you?"

"No sirs, Carter and yes I do" He smirked.

Carter shook her head and turned as President Hayes took the stage to the left of where they were standing, Camera crews were being set up and turned on, "Good evening everyone" He smiled, "Tonight it is my honour to welcome you to a historical event. This event only having happened once in the past and I am honoured to promote General Samantha Carter to GAF, A General of the Air Force, the highest rank possible in the military" He smiled down at the young blonde who was staring up at him, frozen.

She came to her senses a second late when Jack touched her elbow softly. She glanced back at him and then walked up to the stage quickly.

Henry Hayes smiled at her and shook her hand before pulling her into a small hug, "Maj. Gen. Oneill, get up here"

Jack jogged up to the stage quickly and stood beside Samantha as President Hayes turned back to the mic, "This rank has only been awarded to one person in the past and that was GAF Henry H. Arnold on the 21st December 1944. Gen. Carter here has shown amazing qualities and many counts of self-sacrifice in the face of the enemy. 12 short years ago, Gen. Carter was a Captain joined into a much classified command and she has come all this way, through thick and thin and hundreds of battles. She's even blown up a sun" He said in a joking manner but Sam or Jack didn't laugh, it seemed like he was being serious, "She has fought against many enemies and defeated them all with wise thinking and quick wits, she has been an invaluable part of our life and the protection of our planet. Gen. Carter is the world foremost expert in the field of both experimental and theoretical Astrophysics and will continue to be for a long time I hope. So I would like to give a very large thanks to GAF Samantha Elizabeth-Rae Carter of the Air Force" He looked back at Carter who was beaming, her eyes looking slightly wet but never showing her true emotions.

Everyone in the hall broke out into applause and Samantha stood up to the microphone to speak as the President moved away, "Thank you" She smiled, "I definitely didn't expect this evening to turn out how it did and excuse my unprepared speech. I can't express in words how much this means to me, or how much this will change my life but I can't wait to see what happens. I would like to give my very special thanks to Maj. Gen. Jack Oneill who was my Commanding Officer for 9 years" She glanced back at Jack with a smile, "And Dr Daniel Jackson, Teal'c and retired Maj. Gen. George Hammond." She stared down at them fondly, "Without them I couldn't have become the woman or Air Force officer I am today, I wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for them. I would also like to include Dr Janet Frasier, who was killed on a mission trying to save someone else's life. I can't thank her enough for how many times she pulled my ass out of the deep end and saved my life. I would also like to include my father, Gen. Jacob Carter of the Air Force who died 4 years ago; I think he would have been proud. Thank you to everyone that's made this possible for me, all the amazing people I've met along the way and President Hayes for giving me this opportunity to serve my country" She smiled and stepped back.

President Hayes stepped forward, "Maj. Gen. Oneill had the fabulous idea of who the 10 stars that would form the pentagon symbolizing her General of the Air Force status. One star each shoulder of his own stars as he has decided to retire as of this nights close. Retired Gen. George Hammond has also offered two of his stars to be formed into the pentagon and we have given Carter her own two stairs and the final stars will come from her father's General stars" Jack handed the president a long velvet box and the president opened it, inside were a set of stars, each insignia was made of 5 stars in a circle to form a pentagon.

Sam stepped forward and the president turned to face her, handing the box back to Oneill, "Raise you right hand and repeat after me" He said.

Sam raised her right hand, keeping her eyes level.

"I, insert name, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic" Hayes said the oath.

"I, Samantha Carter, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic" She repeated.

"That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithful discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God" Hayes concluded.

"That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithful discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God" Carter repeated.

"You may lower your right hand" President Hayes nodded.

She stood to attention and saluted him before turning to the crowd and saluting them as well.

President Hayes took one of the GAF star pentagons and Jack took the other standing on either side of her, they removed her 8 General stars from her shoulders and placed them in the box before replacing them with the shiny new Pentagons.

"Congratulations, GAF Samantha Elizabeth-Rae Carter" President Hayes smiled and saluted her.

"Thank you, sir" She saluted him back again.

"Congrats, Carter" Jack murmured as they both stood back as the President started to say a few words.

"Thank you, sir" She smiled.

"I'm definitely not a sir anymore" Jack glanced at him, "Ma'am"

She chuckled, "This is going to change my life a lot isn't it?"

Jack stared at her softly for a moment, "Yer, Carter it is"

I hope you liked it. This is all fact, everything about GAF and Henry Arnolds is true, I spent a very long time collecting all the information needed for the story so I hope you like. This story WILL be continued, I have several other chapters in mind because I just love showing Sam off, because she and Amanda Tapping are just so awesome!