Eldon Quick as Capt. Sloan in the episode "The Incubator" in Season 3.
|Rank:||Captain (O-3), U.S. Army|
|Job/Role in Unit:||None in unit, Officer at Army HQ|
|Eye Color:||Cold Blue|
|First appeared in:||"The Incubator" (Season 2)|
|Last appeared in:||"Our Finest Hour" in Season 6|
Number appeared in:
|3 in Seasons 3 and 4|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Eldon Quick in guest appearances|
Captain Sloan appeared in three episodes of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, appearing in the episodes "The Incubator" in Season and "Payday" in Season 3, and in "Our Finest Hour" in Season 6. The part of Capt. Sloan was played by Eldon Quick, who also appeared as Captain Pratt in the episode "The Late Captain Pierce" in Season 4.
Sloan, a rather stuffed-shirt, bureaucratic type, gives the surgeons Hawkeye and Trapper, the Army red-tape runaround when they try to enlist his help in securing an incubator for the O.R. room in the episode "The Incubator", saying that having it would be "a luxury" for the 4077th. He makes a return visit in the episode "Payday", seeking to retreive $3,000 missing from the Army payroll, which Hawkeye, who was camp paymaster, for that pay cycle, was responsible for; he tracks down Hawkeye and tells him he is “$3,000 deep in troub'e”! Sloan demands that the money be returned, and once he learns Father Mulcahy gave the money to the orphanage (in the middle of the night?), tells the padre he’d "be preaching in the stockade". When Sloan goes to tell Henry, who is now part of the poker game, he is arresting Hawkeye.
Trapper winds up with a windfall in the poker game, ironically of about $3,000, which is used to pay the debt Hawkeye owes, which appeases Sloan and the U.S. Army!