Originally Posted by R_Hythlodeus
also, it is not unlikely that their hierarchy in SHIELD and
is completely different. just because on is higher ranking in one group doesn't necessarily mean he's higher ranking in the other too
But to keep it simple (Granny and the young'uns have to be able to understand all this, remember), I would think it'd be an easier way to explain Jasper Sitwell suddenly becoming more than Just Another SHIELD Agent. Maybe not all the way to the Director's chair, but it's pretty obvious that he's not just a background character anymore.