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21st Feb '17 5:46:06 PM nombretomado
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* SOLDIER in ''CrisisCore'' seems to work like this. Sure, sometimes they act like one would expect a military to act (all the "Sir! Yes, sir!"s when Zack is giving his speech to the new Thirds, for instance) but most of they time they're hanging out on the SOLDIER Floor talking about girls, company gossip, or whatever else happens to come up. Considering the simplicity of the chain of command (there are only three ranks, despite what some fanfiction might assume), the probable youth of most of the members, and that one SOLDIER is almost an army by himself, this is somewhat understandable.

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* SOLDIER in ''CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' seems to work like this. Sure, sometimes they act like one would expect a military to act (all the "Sir! Yes, sir!"s when Zack is giving his speech to the new Thirds, for instance) but most of they time they're hanging out on the SOLDIER Floor talking about girls, company gossip, or whatever else happens to come up. Considering the simplicity of the chain of command (there are only three ranks, despite what some fanfiction might assume), the probable youth of most of the members, and that one SOLDIER is almost an army by himself, this is somewhat understandable.
16th Feb '17 12:29:46 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': {{Justified}} by the Night's Watch, a combination of a military monastic order and a gulag. Naturally, although fairly disciplined, it doesn't run quite the same as a normal army.
15th Feb '17 1:08:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' went up and down on this scale. In an early episode, the rookies are left alone when the officers have to suddenly leave, and none of them is designated as being in charge. This is ridiculous. In the real military, if as few as two soliders are assigned to pick up trash, it will still be clear who is in charge.

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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' went up and down on this scale. In an early episode, the rookies are left alone when the officers have to suddenly leave, and none of them is designated as being in charge. This is ridiculous. In the real military, if as few as two soliders are assigned to pick up trash, it will still be clear who is in charge.
31st Jan '17 11:08:50 AM SmoCro
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* Oddly enough, The Wehrmacht. No army in WW2 allowed their soldiers to grow their hair as long (which made German soldiers something of a darling among the ladies, foreign and domestic) but punishments for uniform violations were quite lax and completly took the backseat when the war started going.

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* Oddly enough, The Wehrmacht. No army in WW2 allowed their soldiers to grow their hair as long (which made German soldiers something of a darling among the ladies, foreign and domestic) but punishments for uniform violations were quite lax and completly took the backseat when the war started going. It also helped that the new Infantry Manual called for self-imposed discipline, self-imposed by the soldier himself for reason of love of his comrades, his country or professionalism, instead of imposing discipline from an outside source.
31st Jan '17 10:30:47 AM SmoCro
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*Oddly enough, The Wehrmacht. No army in WW2 allowed their soldiers to grow their hair as long (which made German soldiers something of a darling among the ladies, foreign and domestic) but punishments for uniform violations were quite lax and completly took the backseat when the war started going.
2nd Jan '17 6:11:35 PM Zaptech
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** There's also extremely lax uniform standards across the board, particularly in the New Conglomerate. As long as you wear something vaguely resembling your faction's colors (which includes the dreaded pink camouflage patterns) you're good to go.
** Certain outfits are built entirely around this concept. They have extremely open recruitment standards, and the only thing they really do as far as tactics is drop markers and hop onto the platoon voice chat and order everyone to attack or defend, hoping to defeat the enemy [[ZergRush by swarming them with raw numbers.]]
13th Nov '16 6:16:52 AM Nazetrime
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* The standards for military discipline seem to have dropped compared to present time in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. The uniforms are quite stylish, a large diversity of hair (including facial hair) styles seem to be acceptable and officers are quite friendly. The Norwegian army can be best described as having gone "full viking" and a Danish officer doesn't mind an exploration mission used for a cover of what amounts to GraveRobbing leaving from his base. This gets reinforced for the main cast once they leave, as anyone outranking their BookDumb BloodKnight of a captain is very, very far away and they eventually get joined by a civilian who only really needs to follow the rules that prevent him from getting sick or killed.

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* The standards for military discipline seem to have dropped compared to present time in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. The uniforms are quite stylish, a large diversity of hair (including facial hair) styles seem to be acceptable and officers are quite friendly. The Norwegian army can be best described as having gone "full viking" and a Danish officer admiral doesn't mind an exploration mission used for a cover of what amounts to GraveRobbing leaving from his base. This gets reinforced for the main cast once they leave, as anyone outranking their BookDumb BloodKnight of a captain is very, very far away and they eventually get joined by a civilian who only really needs to follow the rules that prevent him from getting sick or killed.
13th Nov '16 6:14:31 AM Nazetrime
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* The standards for military discipline seem to have dropped compared to present time in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. The uniforms are quite stylish, a large diversity of hair (including facial hair) styles seem to be acceptable and officers are quite friendly. The Norwegian army can be best described as having gone "full viking" and a Danish officer doesn't mind an exploration mission used for a cover of what amounts to GraveRobbing leaving from his base. This gets reinforced for the main cast once they leave, as anyone outranking their BookDumb BloodKnight of a captain is very, very far away and they eventually get joined by a civilian who only really needs to follow the rules that prevent him from getting sick or killed.
12th Nov '16 11:19:07 PM TheBookWasBetter
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* During WWII, the Army Air Force created the First Motion Picture Unit for the purpose of creating training and propaganda films. Most members of the unit were civilians specifically recruited for their background in the film industry, and thus many were above normal military recruiting age or were otherwise unfit for combat. Basic training for this unit was greatly simplified, and protocol barely followed, since many of the members had known each other on a first name basis for years from working together in the private sector.
24th Oct '16 9:36:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Starfleet is both a military and an exploration and research organization, also acting as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendarmerie top-level]] [[SpacePolice law enforcement]] and the [[GunboatDiplomacy advance scouts and bodyguards]] of TheFederation's diplomatic corps and intelligence network. It is a conglomeration of the US Navy and Coast Guard, the USMC, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of State, the United Nations, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} and a few research universities; a captain may need to think like Colin Powell or like Jacques Cousteau--or all of these may apply at once. GeneRoddenberry suggested something like the civilian space program ([[YanksWithTanks if it were operated by the military.]]) Since he was in the Army Air Forces during World War II, it's ''very'' likely that some part of his experience had a part in shaping Star Trek. Nicholas Meyer was proudly made military sci-fi, while Creator/JJAbrams has it stated verbatim in his film that "Starfleet is a peace-keeping military armada" and (per Scotty) "We're not a military agency!". Sometimes characters within the story will comment on Starfleet's ambiguous position. However, all in all, Captain Kirk says it best:

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Starfleet is both a military and an exploration and research organization, also acting as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendarmerie top-level]] [[SpacePolice law enforcement]] and the [[GunboatDiplomacy advance scouts and bodyguards]] of TheFederation's diplomatic corps and intelligence network. It is a conglomeration of the US Navy and Coast Guard, the USMC, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of State, the United Nations, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} and a few research universities; a captain may need to think like Colin Powell or like Jacques Cousteau--or all of these may apply at once. GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry suggested something like the civilian space program ([[YanksWithTanks if it were operated by the military.]]) Since he was in the Army Air Forces during World War II, it's ''very'' likely that some part of his experience had a part in shaping Star Trek. Nicholas Meyer was proudly made military sci-fi, while Creator/JJAbrams has it stated verbatim in his film that "Starfleet is a peace-keeping military armada" and (per Scotty) "We're not a military agency!". Sometimes characters within the story will comment on Starfleet's ambiguous position. However, all in all, Captain Kirk says it best:
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