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10th Sep '16 11:27:06 AM Discar
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* In ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'', Kaladin saves an army from an ambush partly by doing this. [[BavarianFireDrill Note that as a slave, he has less authority than the horses]].

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* In ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'', ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Kaladin saves an army from an ambush partly by doing this. [[BavarianFireDrill Note that as a slave, he has less authority than the horses]].
11th Aug '16 7:35:06 PM PaulA
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** In ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprenctice'', Miles Vorkosigan accidentally finds himself Admiral of a fleet, during which he puts all his original companions in high positions whether they can handle it or not.

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** In ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprenctice'', ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'', Miles Vorkosigan accidentally finds himself Admiral of a fleet, during which he puts all his original companions in high positions whether they can handle it or not.
11th Aug '16 7:34:21 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprenctice]]'', Miles Vorkosigan accidentally finds himself Admiral of a fleet, during which he puts all his original companions in high positions whether they can handle it or not. In ''The Vor Game'', he assigns his personal bodyguard to the emperor; when the man says he hasn't been trained for it, Miles can only say that it's a common problem in the situation.

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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprenctice]]'', ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprenctice'',
Miles Vorkosigan accidentally finds himself Admiral of a fleet, during which he puts all his original companions in high positions whether they can handle it or not. not.
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In ''The Vor Game'', he ''Literature/TheVorGame'', Miles assigns his personal bodyguard to the emperor; when the man says he hasn't been trained for it, Miles can only say that it's a common problem in the situation.
31st Jul '16 8:20:58 PM Mullane
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* Peter Radcliffe, Regimental Sergeant-Major of the SAS during Operation Desert Storm, was promoted from RSM all the way to Major in one go in recognition of his actions in commanding a large SAS taskforce operating behind Iraqi lines. Slightly unusual in that the formal promotion didn't actually happen until some time ''after'' he ended up in charge of said taskforce. It was the first time in British military history that an officer was ''formally'' relieved of duty by an enlisted man, which tells you everything you need to know about said officer's competence.

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* Peter Radcliffe, Ratcliffe, Regimental Sergeant-Major of the SAS during Operation Desert Storm, was promoted from RSM all the way to Major in one go in recognition of his actions in commanding a large SAS taskforce operating behind Iraqi lines. Slightly unusual in that the formal promotion didn't actually happen until some time ''after'' he ended up in charge of said taskforce. It was the first time in British military history that an officer was ''formally'' relieved of duty by an enlisted man, which tells you everything you need to know about said officer's competence.
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.
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