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27th Aug '17 12:08:59 PM CynicalBastardo
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* In the ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' series ''The Pit'', the eponymous character promotes a cadet to full judge.

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* In the ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' series ''The Pit'', the eponymous character promotes a cadet to full judge.judge when the kid finds a stack of unpaid parking tickets in Fonzo Bongo's name.
23rd Jul '17 10:19:06 PM Rmpdc
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** Happens in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'', when, after Sgt. Sullivan is killed during the Peleliu beach landing, Roebuck is promoted to Sergeant, taking command of Miller's squad.
10th Jun '17 3:44:49 PM Prometheus117
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* A darkly comedic version happens in the first episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. A soldier named Baker is trying to call in air support, but requires a lieutenant's code. Mal rips the rank insignia off a dead lieutenant and gives it to Baker, congratulating him on his promotion. This probably wasn't legitimate since Mal was only a sergeant but the point is moot since the war would basically end a few minutes later.

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* A darkly comedic version happens in the first episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. A soldier named Baker is trying to call in air support, support to fight off the enemy that's been sieging them for weeks, but requires a lieutenant's code. Mal rips the rank insignia off a dead lieutenant and gives it to Baker, congratulating him on his promotion. This probably wasn't legitimate since Mal was only a sergeant (though he himself had earned [[YouAreInCommandNow several such promotions during the course of the battle]] to the point he was essentially the acting ''general'' of the remaining soldiers) but the point is moot since the war would basically end a few minutes later.
27th May '17 1:39:28 PM nombretomado
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* Lauri Törni, alias Larry Thorne, in ''three'' armies. He started as conscripted Private in the Finnish army, was made NCO in the Winter War, and later Captain. When Finland made peace with USSR, Törni defected to German Army, started as Schütze (Private) and soon rose to Hauptmann (Captain), ''in less than one year''. After the war he moved to USA, where he joined the Army as a Private. Soon his skills were noted, and he was transferred to Special Forces. He participated in the VietnamWar, where he eventually made Major. He was killed in action, and is buried at Arlington Cemetary

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* Lauri Törni, alias Larry Thorne, in ''three'' armies. He started as conscripted Private in the Finnish army, was made NCO in the Winter War, and later Captain. When Finland made peace with USSR, Törni defected to German Army, started as Schütze (Private) and soon rose to Hauptmann (Captain), ''in less than one year''. After the war he moved to USA, where he joined the Army as a Private. Soon his skills were noted, and he was transferred to Special Forces. He participated in the VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, where he eventually made Major. He was killed in action, and is buried at Arlington Cemetary
25th May '17 7:37:23 AM CosmicFerret
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* One of Darth Vader's trademarks in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''. In one scene, [[YouHaveFailedMe he chokes the idiotic Admiral Ozzel]], and immediately addresses Captain Piett as Admiral Piett, [[YouAreInCommandNow putting him in command right then and there]]. And with the previous Admiral ''still choking in the background'', there's a very tacit reminder of the consequences of messing up.

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* One of Darth Vader's trademarks in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. In one scene, [[YouHaveFailedMe he chokes the idiotic Admiral Ozzel]], and immediately addresses Captain Piett as Admiral Piett, [[YouAreInCommandNow putting him in command right then and there]]. And with the previous Admiral ''still choking in the background'', there's a very tacit reminder of the consequences of messing up.
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.
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