JAG (1995–2005)

Measure of Men 

The admiral helps to solve a problem for an unexpected visitor. In the Indian Ocean, Mac and Gunny investigate a death; Mac prosecutes, and Harm shows up, defends, and figures it out. Friction heats up between Harm and a civilian attorney.


Bradford May


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Dana Coen

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden
Karri Turner ... Lt. Harriet Sims
Randy Vasquez ... Gunnery Sgt. Victor 'Gunny' Galindez
Scott Lawrence ... Sturgis Turner
Chuck Carrington ... Jason Tiner
Sam Hennings ... Capt. Huddleston (as Sam D. Hennings)
Jim Fitzpatrick ... Marine Maj. Warren Lasley
Kerrie Keane ... Capt. Meryl Rossbach
Jeff Corbett ... Lt. Gladden (as Jeffrey Corbett)
Scott Williamson ... Larry Kaliski
Ashley Eckstein ... Lisa Rossbach (as Ashley Drane)
Art Chudabala ... Sgt. Batacan


RAdm. Chegwidden receives a surprise visit at his home by a guest, who is not entirely welcome; however, he helps to work things out. While Mac and Gunny continue with their temporary assignment aboard USS Guadalcanal, an amphibious assault ship, a Marine officer dies when two rubber boats capsize in heavy surf during a landing exercise. The commanding officer of the ship orders a shipboard special court-martial for another Marine officer, a major, who directed the start of the exercise during heavy weather. Mac investigates and prosecutes. Without prior announcement Harm arrives to defend the major, but the defendant hires a civilian lawyer to take charge of his defense. Predictably, friction occurs between Harm and the outside mouthpiece; still, though, Harm discovers the cause of the overturning. Harm finds an answer to a question from Mac, but he does not get an opportunity to give it to her. Written by DocRushing

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9 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The mother of the teenager is the commanding officer aboard the fictional USS Akron (AOR-8), a replenishment oiler (tanker), used for underway replenishment ("unrep") of other ships. The real USS Akron was ZRS-4, a helium-filled rigid airship, which served from 1931 until 1933, when it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey. No ship of the US Navy has borne the hull number AOR-8. The highest numbered such ship is USS Roanoke (AOR-7), of the Wichita class, serving 1976-95. See more »


The opening scene shows a rough sea with 20 foot waves as the boats approach the beach. Once the boats are on the beach, the water behind them is calm. See more »


Lt Colonel Sarah 'Mac' Mackenzie: [speaking of Mic] He gave up his career and country for me! Are you willing to give up your GIRLFRIEND?
Commander Harmon 'Harm' Rabb jr: What are you willing to give up?
Lt Colonel Sarah 'Mac' Mackenzie: Answer my question first!
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Written by Michelle Branch and John Shanks
Performed by Michelle Branch
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