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22nd Apr '16 3:50:26 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the original ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' anime series, Captain Gloval (old tough veteran of the unification wars) laments the inexperience of his crew when the newly rebuilt and untested superdimensional fortress comes under sudden attack from mysterious aliens at the start of the series.

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* In the original ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' anime series, ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', Captain Gloval (old tough veteran of the unification wars) Unification Wars) laments the inexperience of his crew when the newly rebuilt and untested superdimensional fortress comes under sudden attack from mysterious aliens at the start of the series.
20th Mar '16 5:37:19 PM JenBurdoo
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** B'Elanna Torres is made Starfleet lieutenant on Captain Janeway's authority (despite being a member of a rebel group known as the Maquis) as her skills in engineering mean she needs to be made chief engineer.

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** B'Elanna Torres is made Starfleet lieutenant (j.g.) on Captain Janeway's authority (despite being a member of a rebel group known as the Maquis) as her skills in engineering mean she needs to be made chief engineer.engineer. She is chosen over Lt. Carey even though she did not graduate Starfleet Academy.



** This happened a lot in the Civil War, because the Union Army was vastly larger than the Regular US Army before and after the war. Many career officers who lived through the war held high brevet rank that disappeared in 1865. (Similar to the AUS example below.)

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** This happened a lot in the Civil War, because the Union Army was vastly larger than the Regular US Army before and after the war. Many career officers who lived through the war held high brevet rank that disappeared in 1865. (Similar to the AUS example below.)) "Fighting Joe" Hooker, for example, was a substantive major in the US Army at the same time that he was a major general of volunteers in command of the Army of the Potomac.
17th Mar '16 5:54:49 PM WillKeaton
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* In chapter 9 of ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20031203155746/sfvskof.highervoltage.net/intro.php Nightmare Symbiosis]]'', M. Bison's personal transportation flies through a massive storm/PillarOfLight [[spoiler:generated by Orochi]]. A pilot by the name of Stanton panics, which leads to Bison killing him. He turns to the next in the chain of command, a pilot named Amy Redding:

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* In chapter 9 of ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20031203155746/sfvskof.highervoltage.net/intro.php Nightmare Symbiosis]]'', Symbiosis,]]'' M. Bison's personal transportation flies through a massive storm/PillarOfLight [[spoiler:generated by Orochi]]. A pilot by the name of Stanton panics, which leads to Bison killing him. He turns to the next in the chain of command, a pilot named Amy Redding:
17th Mar '16 5:54:01 PM WillKeaton
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A slightly less chaotic situation may result in actual promotions as needed to fill the gaps, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_promotion the actual field -- or battlefield -- promotions]].

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A slightly less chaotic situation may result in actual promotions as needed to fill the gaps, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_promotion the actual field -- or battlefield -- promotions]].
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28th Feb '16 1:25:31 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}'': During the [[TheCoup Darkest Winter Night]], Phobos promotes Raythor from Lieutenant to Captain on the spot after he proves his loyalty.
11th Jan '16 6:47:10 PM Discar
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** Sergeant-At-Arms John Keel (actually a time-lost Sam Vimes) in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' promotes Corporal Colon to sergeant during the Seige of Treacle Mine Road. In the opening scene, the present-day Sergeant Colon mentions this, adding that he was made a corporal again once the crisis was over.

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** Sergeant-At-Arms John Keel (actually a time-lost Sam Vimes) in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' promotes Corporal Colon to sergeant during the Seige Siege of Treacle Mine Road. In the opening scene, the present-day Sergeant Colon mentions this, adding that he was made a corporal again once the crisis was over.
29th Nov '15 5:08:55 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': In ''Mockingjay'', [[spoiler:Boggs does this to Katniss before expiring from his wounds.]]
9th Nov '15 6:12:54 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/JimmyStewart joined the USAAF and started as a private, but because of his education and expert flying skills and experience, he became a pilot. He flew full tour of duty on bombers, rising to Squadron Commander and eventually reached the rank of full Colonel, one of only four men to do so during the war. The only reason he wasn't assigned a Group to command was that the war ended. He was promoted to Brigadier General by RichardNixon.

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* Creator/JimmyStewart joined the USAAF and started as a private, but because of his education and expert flying skills and experience, he became a pilot. He flew full tour of duty on bombers, rising to Squadron Commander and eventually reached the rank of full Colonel, one of only four men to do so during the war. The only reason he wasn't assigned a Group to command was that the war ended. He was promoted to Brigadier General by RichardNixon.UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.
16th Oct '15 1:53:59 AM Night
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** In the next chapter, it's revealed Jeannette and her crew have been breveted up at least one more rank; the EFGF has called up all its reserves and is recalling anyone who ever served, and desperately needs people with combat experience to fill officer and senior NCO posts. They're so desperate it's implied the only reason Ritchie Smith (who's been in the army for barely two and a half months despite his impressive record as a gunner) isn't commanding his own tank is that Jeannette talked someone out of giving him one; she thinks his quest for revenge would get him and any crew he commanded killed.
16th Oct '15 1:44:56 AM Night
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* ''Fanfic/AFeddieStory'' has General Revil hand over a set of captain's insignia to Jeannette Montange when the two meet. It's strongly implied the promotion is mainly for morale purposes: she and her tank crew are the only Zaku-killer aces in the entire Earth Federation Ground Forces at that point.

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* ''Fanfic/AFeddieStory'' has General Revil hand over a set of captain's insignia to Jeannette Montange when the two meet.meet, jumping her straight there from Sergeant. It's strongly implied the promotion is mainly for morale purposes: she and her tank crew are the only Zaku-killer aces in the entire Earth Federation Ground Forces at that point.
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