Colonel Nathan Jessep is the commanding officer of the US naval base
Start: Yeah. Yeah, I suppose you’re right. I suppose that’s the thing to do. Wait. Wait! I got a better idea. Let’s transfer the whole squad off the base.
End: I’m younger than you are, Matthew, and if that’s a source of embarrassment for you, well, I don’t give a shit. I’m in the business of saving lives, Captain Markinson. Don’t ever question my orders in front of another officer.
For full, extended monologue see:
Sorkin, Aaron. A Few Good Men. Samuel French, 1989, pp. 29-31