History Main / FieldPromotion

14th Apr '17 11:23:53 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** TruthinTelevision: The real Balian knighted sixty bourgeoisie (middle class) men because there were a grand total of two knights in the city. The film portrays him as being extremely generous knighting freemen and serf alike, mostly for the psychological boost. [[spoiler:He wasn't trying to win the battle, he was hoping to hold out long enough for Saladin to negotiate instead of just trying to kill everybody.]]

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** TruthinTelevision: TruthInTelevision: The real Balian knighted sixty bourgeoisie (middle class) men because there were a grand total of two knights in the city. The film portrays him as being extremely generous knighting freemen and serf alike, mostly for the psychological boost. [[spoiler:He wasn't trying to win the battle, he was hoping to hold out long enough for Saladin to negotiate instead of just trying to kill everybody.]]
18th Mar '17 9:39:48 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheDesertRats'': The British and Australians are trapped inside Tobruk and thus, yep, short of officers. The commanding general says that this is one of the best parts of his job, before promoting a bunch of officers, including protagonist [=MacRoberts=] to major.
14th Dec '16 10:54:48 AM DrSlide
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* Done in a Tear-Jerking fashion in the [[GrandFinale Series Finale]] of ''WesternAnimation/CodenamekidsNextDoor''. When Numbuh 1 must leave Earth for good [[spoiler:to join the GALACTIC Kids Next Door]], that as well as the fact that [[BigBad Father]] is on his way to attack him and the rest of the Kids Next Door, when saying goodbye to Numbuh 5, he gives her his Sunglasses and promotes her as the NEW Numbuh 1 of the Team.

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* Done in a Tear-Jerking fashion in the [[GrandFinale Series Finale]] of ''WesternAnimation/CodenamekidsNextDoor''.''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. When Numbuh 1 must leave Earth for good [[spoiler:to join the GALACTIC Kids Next Door]], that as well as the fact that [[BigBad Father]] is on his way to attack him and the rest of the Kids Next Door, when saying goodbye to Numbuh 5, he gives her his Sunglasses and promotes her as the NEW Numbuh 1 of the Team.
12th Dec '16 7:07:39 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Film/SpaceCamp'', Andie boots Kevin from ''Atlantis''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s commander seat in favor of Kathryn for an important maneuver, after he revealed he "faked" his way through his training.
* The rebooted ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[Film/StarTrek film]] of 2009 gets most of the senior officers of the USS ''Enterprise''--including ''three'' captains--into their billets in this way.

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* In ''Film/SpaceCamp'', Andie boots Kevin from ''Atlantis''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s ''Atlantis'''s commander seat in favor of Kathryn for an important maneuver, after he revealed he "faked" his way through his training.
* The rebooted ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[Film/StarTrek film]] of 2009 gets most of the senior officers of the USS ''Enterprise''--including ''Enterprise''-- including ''three'' captains--into captains-- into their billets in this way.
28th Nov '16 2:38:08 PM JediGoalie30
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** Many of the men of Easy Company were promoted multiple times during the war. Special mention also goes to Carwood Lipton, who jumped into Normandy as a Sergeant, later became company First Sergeant (after the previous First Sergeant, James Diel, was battlefield commissioned to 2nd Lieutenant), and was given his own battlefield commission to 2nd Lieutenant after Bastogne.
7th Nov '16 9:05:15 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Done in traditional fashion with the player character (Lt. Nick Reyes) during ''VideoGame/CallofDutyInfiniteWarfare'' when a plan to ram an enemy carrier goes south and the captain of the ''Retribution'' ends up dying in the ensuing impact. Upon arriving on the bridge, Reyes is promoted to the rank of "Captain" by his CO and takes formal charge of the ship.
20th Oct '16 6:27:39 AM LtFedora
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* In the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' franchise, generals can be placed in command of armies, but are often expensive. If an army has no general but pulls off a spectacular victory against a superior force, its commanding officer can be promoted or adopted into the player's royal family.
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.
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