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16th May '16 5:31:15 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': Although NERV is a semi-military organization, the staff is pretty informal and laid-back.
13th May '16 10:45:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Skippy of ''Literature/SkippysList'' (according to his [[http://skippyslist.com/about/ about page]]) was in PSYOPS, mostly as an illustrator. Basically, he drew propaganda posters for the Army (in post-[[TheYugoslavWars war]] Bosnia, apparently). So yeah, more or less Mildly Military. He was an ''[[InsistentTerminology Airborne]]'' Illustrator. He couldn't tell you why the Army felt they needed an illustrator to be airborne qualified though.

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** Skippy of ''Literature/SkippysList'' (according to his [[http://skippyslist.com/about/ about page]]) was in PSYOPS, mostly as an illustrator. Basically, he drew propaganda posters for the Army (in post-[[TheYugoslavWars post-[[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars war]] Bosnia, apparently). So yeah, more or less Mildly Military. He was an ''[[InsistentTerminology Airborne]]'' Illustrator. He couldn't tell you why the Army felt they needed an illustrator to be airborne qualified though.
10th May '16 10:58:39 PM PaulA
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* An example from the opposite direction - FT&T in Anne Mcaffrey's ''TowerAndTheHive'' series is suprisingly military for an organisation that is essentially a family-run transport company:

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* An example from the opposite direction - FT&T in Anne Mcaffrey's ''TowerAndTheHive'' [=McCaffrey=]'s ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series is suprisingly military for an organisation that is essentially a family-run transport company:
6th May '16 11:27:16 PM Doug86
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** [[AllInTheManual Supplemental material]] goes into a little more detail, explaining multiple divisions and some of the intricacies of how they interact. Mako would appear to be the "Kwoon Fightmaster", in charge of combat training. The organization itself is the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps.

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** [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material]] goes into a little more detail, explaining multiple divisions and some of the intricacies of how they interact. Mako would appear to be the "Kwoon Fightmaster", in charge of combat training. The organization itself is the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps.
5th May '16 10:46:33 PM Hylarn
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** The only military force (of a good half dozen) in ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' that makes any noticeable effort towards acting professional is Towasanga's. And that's the one that has a pilot in an open relationship with his superior.
29th Apr '16 6:22:54 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:350: Suffice to say, uniform code is lax.]]
29th Apr '16 1:41:45 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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* ''SkiesOfArcadia's'' Valuan Empire seems to avert this trope for the various mooks seen around. However the higher up the chain of the command you go the less militaristic it becomes. Seems that the Admirals are hand picked for their individual talents (or political connections) and once given command are free to do pretty much what they want to get the job done. Ramirez for example is Galcian's Vice-Captain at the start, dispite having no background in any military or sailing organizations, and then later given admiralship and command of his own fleet.

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* ''SkiesOfArcadia's'' ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia's'' Valuan Empire seems to avert this trope for the various mooks seen around. However the higher up the chain of the command you go the less militaristic it becomes. Seems that the Admirals are hand picked for their individual talents (or political connections) and once given command are free to do pretty much what they want to get the job done. Ramirez for example is Galcian's Vice-Captain at the start, dispite having no background in any military or sailing organizations, and then later given admiralship and command of his own fleet.
29th Apr '16 9:43:47 AM Tron80
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* Played with in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry''. NERV is a semi-military organization, but Misato is very permissive with her subordinates despite of being a commanding officer. Gendo criticized her behavior when Shinji went against his orders.
22nd Apr '16 3:06:16 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The military of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is highly undisciplined. Hikaru and other pilots regularly talk back to their superior officers, even going so far as to insult them after being given simple orders. In addition Roy Focker openly carries on a romantic relationship with a superior officer throughout the series. Hikaru especially commits all sorts of insubordination, including deserting his post to watch a beauty contest. No one is ever reprimanded for this behavior. Considering that they are in a crisis (aka first contact with Aliens and a Space War) they probably let these things slide as they are minor compared to the bigger problems (aka giant hostile aliens).
** Averted in other ''Macross'' series: the military acts like the military and even minor infractions are dealt with harshly. It's repeatedly made clear that Isamu of ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is toeing the line for a dishonorable discharge, and the only reason he hasn't been booted yet is his borderline-inhuman skill as a pilot. Gamlin, in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', barely escapes a court martial after he strikes a superior officer. Everyone, including his own superiors, agreed that [[GeneralRipper said officer]] really deserved it, but that still didn't make it okay.

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* The military of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is highly undisciplined. Hikaru and other pilots regularly talk back to their superior officers, even going so far as to insult them after being given simple orders. In addition addition, Roy Focker openly carries on a romantic relationship with a superior officer throughout the series. Hikaru especially commits all sorts of insubordination, including deserting his post to watch a beauty contest. No one is ever reprimanded for this behavior. Considering that they are in a crisis (aka first contact with Aliens aliens and a Space War) War), they probably let these things slide as they are minor compared to the bigger problems (aka giant hostile aliens).
aliens), especially since humanity is desperate for manpower as is.
** Averted in other ''Macross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series: the military acts like the military and even minor infractions are dealt with harshly. It's repeatedly made clear that Isamu of ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' is toeing the line for a dishonorable discharge, and the only reason he hasn't been booted yet is his borderline-inhuman skill as a pilot. Gamlin, in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', barely escapes a court martial after he strikes a superior officer. Everyone, including his own superiors, agreed that [[GeneralRipper said officer]] really deserved it, but that still didn't make it okay.
10th Apr '16 6:20:43 PM ThraggLootrippa
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** Surprisingly averted in case of Dark Eldar, AlwaysChaoticEvil race with heavy case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Whenever they are on the raid in material universe, discipline in a unit is absolute. [[PragmaticVillainy Might have something to do with]] the big nasty EldritchAbomination that has automatic claim on their souls upon death regardless of how said death occurred.

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** Surprisingly averted in case of Dark Eldar, AlwaysChaoticEvil race with heavy case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Whenever they are on the raid in material universe, discipline in a unit is absolute. Whatever feuds the kabals have in their home is completely shelved until they come back to Commorragh and divvy up the slaves and loot. [[PragmaticVillainy Might have something to do with]] the big nasty EldritchAbomination that has automatic claim on their souls upon death regardless of how said death occurred.
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