The first season is set at the fictional Camp Singleton (meant to represent Camp Pendleton) where hard-charging United States Marine Corps Major John D. “Mac” MacGillis is commander of the infantry training school's acquisition division. MacGillis's life is changed when he falls in love with a liberal journalist, Polly Cooper. The show follows Mac in his work life—where he deals with Lt. Eugene Holowachuk (Matt Mulhern), Sgt. Byron James (Marlon Archey) and Merilee Gunderson Whitney Kershaw – as well as his home life as he learns to live with Polly's three daughters, Elizabeth, Robin, and Casey.
At the beginning of the second season, the MacGillis family moves to Camp Hollister (based on Marine Corps Base Quantico) where Mac must adapt to the role of Staff Secretary (or, “Staff Weenie”) and the crazy antics of Commanding General Marcus C. Craig, Aide-de-Camp 1st Lt. Eugene Holowachuk (who transferred with Major MacGillis from Camp Singleton), and Gunnery Sgt. Alva "Gunny" Bricker.
|Gerald McRaney||Major John D. "Mac" McGillis||1||2||3||4|
|Shanna Reed||Polly Cooper McGillis||1||2||3||4|
|Matt Mulhern||Lt. Eugene "Gene" Holowachuk||1||2||3||4|
|Marlon Archey||Sgt. Byron James||1|
|Whitney Kershaw||Merilee Gunderson||1|
|Marisa Ryan||Elizabeth Cooper McGillis||1||2||3||4|
|Nicole Dubuc||Robin Cooper McGillis||1||2||3||4|
|Chelsea Hertford||Casey Cooper McGillis||1||2||3||4|
|Jon Cypher||Gen. Marcus C. Craig||2||3||4|
|Beverly Archer||Gunnery Sgt. Alva "Gunny" Bricker||2||3||4|
|Season One||September 17, 1989||May 21, 1990||26|
|Season Two||September 17, 1990||May 13, 1991||24|
|Season Three||September 16, 1991||May 11, 1992||24|
|Season Four||September 25, 1992||April 16, 1993||22|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
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