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Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell (Character)
from "JAG" (1995)

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"JAG: Whole New Ball Game (#10.4)" (2004)
SecNav Edward Sheffield: I've heard that you're a man of few words. It's kind of unusual for a lawyer, isn't it?
Col. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: I try to choose those few words carefully, sir.

Col. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: I don't judge men by the decisions they make so much as their willingness to take responsibility when those decisions produce unexpected results.


"JAG: Death at the Mosque (#10.18)" (2005)
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Any word from Commander Rabb?
Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie: No, sir. I've tried to reach him several times, but I keep getting voice mail.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: I understand this young girl is like a daughter to him. Tell him to take all the time he needs.


"JAG: Fair Winds and Following Seas (#10.22)" (2005)
Harm: Mac and I have an announcement to make... We're getting married.
P.O. Jennifer Coates: Congratulations!
Major General Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Outstanding! I knew you'd come around to the Marines.
Mac: In either London or San Diego.
Harm: For this marriage to be successful, one of us has to give up our commission.
Mac: No surprise, we couldn't decide which one.
Harm: So we'll let fate decide. Bud.
Bud: When Admiral Chedwidden retired, he gave me his JAG coin.
[pulls out coin]
Bud: And I thought this would be the perfect moment to use it.
[Shows one side]
Bud: This is the side with heads.
[Shows other side]
Bud: There is tails. Bride to be will call.
Mac: [exhales] Tails.
Bud: Always wanted to do this at the Superbowl. Here goes.
[tosses the coin in the air]


"JAG: Dream Team (#10.21)" (2005)
[last lines]
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: I'd like to table our regular order of business. There's been a new development. With the, uh, CNO and commandant's blessing, SECNAV is standing up a prototype Joint Legal Service Center. Navy and Marine lawyers in the field under one command. Colonel MacKenzie... you've been selected for command of that unit. Your orders.
Lt. Col. Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie: Sir, I... I don't know what to say.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: It's Joint Legal Service Center Southwest. You'll be stationed in San Diego.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: San Diego, sir?
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Well, it's, uh, only five hours away.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Wouldn't make my vacation plans just yet, Commander. Hope you like Yorkshire pudding.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Force Judge Advocate, Naval Forces Europe?
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: You'll be stationed in London. You have two days' travel, four days' proceed. By the way, it's a captain's billet. The 0-6 board just reported out. Frocking's been authorized. Congratulations, Captain Rabb.


"JAG: Automatic for the People (#10.11)" (2005)
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: [discussing the crash of an F-14 in California] Has the Navy initiated a Mishap Investigation, General?
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Already on the scene. I want you to get to China Lake, ASAP. Conduct a concurrent JAG-man investigation. You're dismissed.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Aye aye, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: If you see Colonel MacKenzie, send her my way.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Uh, sir, the Colonel is still in Norfolk taking depositions on the Harkin case.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Commander Turner, then.
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: Commander Turner is, uh, TAD to Camp Pendleton, General.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: [getting annoyed] Commander Roberts?
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: I believe Commander Roberts started his anger management classes this morning, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Just how the hell did Admiral Chegwidden get anything done around here?
Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.: I think he found it a struggle, sir.


"JAG: Camp Delta (#10.7)" (2004)
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: I just got off the phone with the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney's Office. Care to venture a guess about who we talked about?
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: Me, sir?
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: You, sir. He informed me the Commonwealth of Virginia is charging you with assault.
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: So I've heard, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: So you've heard? Were you ever going to tell me?
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: I didn't want to burden you with my personal problems, General.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: A JAG officer brawling in public is not a "personal problem", Commander Roberts. When he's in uniform under my command, it's my problem. Did you know about this?
Cmdr. Sturgis Turner: No, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Did you attack this civilian?
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: Yes and no, sir. Uh, he attacked my brother with a shoe, and I was trying...
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: A-a shoe?
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: Yes, sir, a-a-a heavy shoe: a wing-tipped Oxford.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Why?
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: The gentleman had said some disparaging remarks about the military. My brother Mikey's a midshipman at the Academy. He took offense, heated words were exchanged, and...
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: So you hit a wing-tip wielding history teacher because he insulted the Navy?
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: Well, not just the Navy, sir. The Marine Corps, as well.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Are you trying to manipulate me, Commander?
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: No, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: If you're convicted, your naval career is over. You know that.
Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts: I expect to be acquitted, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: [to Sturgis] You're a member of the Virginia Bar, Commander. You'll volunteer as defense counsel.
Cmdr. Sturgis Turner: Aye aye, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: Make this go away.
Cmdr. Sturgis Turner: Do my best, sir.
Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Biff' Cresswell: After the civilians are done with you, Commander Roberts, it'll be my turn.