October 26th, 2007

roxy@5mos

terminology

Hello. I'm writing a Stargate Atlantis fic in which there's an offhand reference to Sheppard's... Well, that's the problem. I don't know what to call it. In canon we know that he had some kind of hearing or trial, before he ended up in Antarctica. Which would it be? Hearing, trial? Not a courtmartial, I don't think. Is there a more correct term for whatever it is that happened to him? Or is it possible that it was an informal meeting of some kind? In the story it's another Air Force officer -- older, senior rank, who refers to it and attended "it". It's almost a throwaway reference but it's fairly important to the plot.

I'd appreciate some help on this.