Longtime friend of Cameron Mitchell. When the men were cadets they swore a blood oath that they would make it into the space program. Mitchell's wild personality forced Ferguson to save him from a situation which may have resulted in Cam's death. As a result, shrapnel was lodged against an inter-cranial artery in Bryce's head. Over the course of four years this shrapnel would eventually form an aneurysm.
Both Ferguson and Mitchell were up for classified F-302 pilots positions when the crafts were ready to be used, but Mitchell was the only one who made the cut. Consequently, Bryce missed out on battles with interstellar armadas and all knowledge relating to the Stargate.
When the aneurysm reached a critical stage, General Landry granted Mitchell permission to declassify Stargate-related material to Ferguson. Mitchell used Galaran memory technology to allow him to witness what he had been exposed to, just hours before he died.
Though Bryce possessed a prickly personality, Mitchell believed Ferguson was a better pilot than even himself.
Stronghold - Ferguson, on his death bed, gets a visit from Mitchell and eventually a peak into the life he may once have had.