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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.
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.
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