Cleo "Red" Shurtz
Director of Intelligence
Species: Female Tau'ri
Description: Tall, red hair.
Biography: Cleo was born and raised in the North West states of the USA. She received a Masters in physics and joined the Navy.
While studying hydrogen powered rocket propulsion systems at Morton-Thiokol, the Stargate program was born. All branches of the military sent specialists to Cheyenne Mountain Colorado in an effort to understand the great wealth of scientific material at their fingertips.
Lieutenant Shurtz was one of the lucky ones; she was picked to be on a research and development team sent off-world to study alien cultures, research natural phenomena, and collect and implement alien technologies.
She was listed amongst the dead and missing on planet P8X-987 after System Lord Nurti used a biological weapon to eliminate the population and set up a deadly trap for Earth.
Nurti was aware of the technical expertise amongst the Stargate personnel thanks to pioneering work by SG-1's Daniel Jackson and Samantha Carter. Hoping to add to her own R&D team she took Shurtz prisoner.
Nurti used a hand device of her own design to cause amnesia in Red and her other prized scientists, who she had abducted from worlds throughout the galaxies. Shurtz spent the next five years on a Goa'uld R&D team in search of weaponry used by the Ancients.
Red was discovered on M8F-868 when she was recognized by Ilexa Thorn during a reconnaissance trip. She was rescued by Major Thorn and Mike Burn of Rogue Squadron.
As a member of the Rogue Squadron's Intelligence unit she is using her knowledge of languages and cultures gleaned from the other scientists and the many worlds she visited with the Goa'uld.