History Main / OverrankedSoldier

16th Sep '17 7:25:32 PM Bissek
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Commander Krill in ''Film/UnderSeige'' is a mix of type IV-V, harassing and provoking crew members he doesn't like for no real reason, often in ways that blatantly violate Navy regulations. To be fair, Captain Adams had noticed his XO's instability, and after the terrorists take the ''Missouri'', they find he had prepared a performance review for Krill that would have torpedoed Krill's career over that had Adams lived to reach Pearl Harbor and file it.


Added DiffLines:

* In the third ''Literature/CodexAlera'' book, Tavi, in his persona as Scipio Rufus, ends up commanding the First Aleran Legion in his early twenties despite having ''no'' legion experience beyond a few months as a junior quartermaster after [[YouAreInCommandNow an assassination attempt kills or cripples every other officer in the legion]]. He then proceeds to hold onto that command for several years by virtue of sheer baddassery.
16th Sep '17 7:14:13 PM Bissek
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the first ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game, the player character starts as a newly-commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, and can potentially get promoted all the way to Lt Colonel over the course of the game and the two expansion packs (Maybe a year in-universe), along with getting an enormous number of medals, including the equivalent of two Medals of Honor. Despite this, the player never once gets authority over anyone other than his wingman.

to:

* In the first ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game, the player character starts as a newly-commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, and can potentially get promoted all the way to Lt Colonel over the course of the game and the two expansion packs (Maybe a year in-universe), along with getting an enormous number of medals, including the equivalent of two Medals of Honor. Despite this, the player never once gets authority over anyone other than his wingman. The sequel has the character demoted to Captain for allowing his carrier to get destroyed, get stuck at that rank for ten years because of the stigma associated with the failure, and then jump three grades to full Colonel in one go after finally being exonerated, catching the traitor who stole the exonerating evidence, and then single-handedly winning a major victory over the course of three levels.
11th Sep '17 1:37:46 PM TheKaizerreich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/TheIrresponsibleCaptainTylor'': Justy Ueki Tylor is lazy, having joined the military so that he can retire with a fat pension check. He is also uncontrollable, issuing controversial and outright ridiculous orders to his crew, like "Do whatever you want." He had probably never even seen the ''cover'' of the USPF military's rulebook, considering how often Commander Star and Lieutenant Yamamoto have to bring them up. He's also all of twenty years old, and a Lieutenant Commander. The only reason he has that rank is because he rescued an old war hero from a hostage situation. This trope is subverted in that Tylor's irresponsibility ''does'' get him [[ReassignedToAntarctica sent to an obscure section of the galaxy]]. Sheer luck is the only thing that ensures he regains his rank half the time.

to:

* ''Anime/TheIrresponsibleCaptainTylor'': ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'': Justy Ueki Tylor is lazy, having joined the military so that he can retire with a fat pension check. He is also uncontrollable, issuing controversial and outright ridiculous orders to his crew, like "Do whatever you want." He had probably never even seen the ''cover'' of the USPF military's rulebook, considering how often Commander Star and Lieutenant Yamamoto have to bring them up. He's also all of twenty years old, and a Lieutenant Commander. The only reason he has that rank is because he rescued an old war hero from a hostage situation. This trope is subverted in that Tylor's irresponsibility ''does'' get him [[ReassignedToAntarctica sent to an obscure section of the galaxy]]. Sheer luck is the only thing that ensures he regains his rank half the time.
8th Sep '17 10:30:13 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the backstory, Piotr Vorkosigan made full General in his early twenties. There was a war going on at the time, and the Emperor wasn't able to give him more substantial rewards for his services like supplies or reinforcements. Despite this, Piotr proved himself a FourStarBadass, and kept that reputation well into his seventies, despite the nature of war on Barrayar evolving from Horse cavalry tactics all the way into the space age over the course of his life.

to:

** In the backstory, Piotr Vorkosigan made full General in his early twenties. There was a war going on at the time, and the Emperor wasn't able to give him more substantial rewards for his services like supplies or reinforcements. Despite this, Piotr proved himself a FourStarBadass, and kept that reputation well into his seventies, despite the nature of war on Barrayar evolving from Horse horse cavalry tactics all the way into the space age over the course of his life.



* ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'': When Captain Blackstone, due to heavy attrition among officers, is forced to give 3rd Lieutenant Juan Rico (whose official job is to stay out of the way and try to learn something) a platoon command, he places his fleet sergeant as Rico's platoon sergeant (a position well below his pay grade), hoping that he can compensate for the inexperience of the platoon CO with an experienced XO.

to:

* ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'': When Captain Blackstone, due to heavy attrition among officers, is forced to give 3rd Lieutenant Juan Rico (whose official job is to stay out of the way and try to learn something) a platoon command, he places his fleet sergeant as Rico's platoon sergeant (a position well below his ''his'' pay grade), hoping that he can compensate for the inexperience of the platoon CO with an experienced XO.
8th Sep '17 10:26:14 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the backstory, Piotr Vorkosigan made full General in his early twenties. There was a war going on at the time, and the Emperor wasn't able to give him more substantial rewards for his services like supplies or reinforcements. Despite this, Piotr proved himself a FourStarBadass, and kept that reputation well into his seventies, despite the nature of war on Barrayar evolving from cavalry tactics all the way into the space age over the course of his life.

to:

** In the backstory, Piotr Vorkosigan made full General in his early twenties. There was a war going on at the time, and the Emperor wasn't able to give him more substantial rewards for his services like supplies or reinforcements. Despite this, Piotr proved himself a FourStarBadass, and kept that reputation well into his seventies, despite the nature of war on Barrayar evolving from Horse cavalry tactics all the way into the space age over the course of his life.



** Had Captain Miles Vorkosigan not [[IdiotBall killed his [=ImpSec=] career himself]] [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with that fake report]], ''he'' would've become its head, as Illyan was already contemplating retirement and has been consciously grooming Miles as a successor all that time.

to:

** Had Captain Lieutenant Miles Vorkosigan not [[IdiotBall killed his [=ImpSec=] career himself]] [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with that fake report]], ''he'' would've become its head, as Illyan was already contemplating retirement and has been consciously grooming Miles as a successor all that time.
11th Aug '17 7:34:12 AM AFP
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The "if they have a lower rank" caveat is important, as ''Galactica'' has never had a rank system which aligns with any RealLife western military (for instance, at least in the US military, a Colonel would almost never work for a Commander, as he'd typically outrank them). That said, in all US armed services except the Navy and Coast Guard, Lieutenant (more specifically: ''Second'' Lieutenant) is literally the lowest rank a commissioned officer can hold, being equivalent to an Ensign.
9th Aug '17 4:19:50 AM Occidensill
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In a nonmilitary example, in ''Literature/{{GATE}}'', the Japanese Foreign Ministry sends Kouji Sugawara, a 30-something man, as an official envoy to the [[AlternateUniverse Special Region]]. In the Japanese diplomatic service, where the seniority is a ''very'' SeriousBusiness, this is ''ridiculously'' young for a plenipotentiary, and was probably done just because Sugawara, one of the ministry's innumerous aides and undersecretaries, [[WeHaveReserves was considered more or less expendable]], and should anything untoward happen to him, this wouldn't have hurt or embarrassed the real bigwigs. [[KaijuDefenceForce JSDF]], though, was pretty conventional in this regard, largely avoiding ArtisticLicenseMilitary, as the author is a [[WriteWhatYouKnow former military man himself]].

to:

* In a nonmilitary example, in ''Literature/{{GATE}}'', the Japanese Foreign Ministry sends Kouji Sugawara, a 30-something man, as an official envoy to the [[AlternateUniverse Special Region]]. He is backed up by an actual ambassador on site, but she stays at the embassy while he is on point for negotiations. In the Japanese diplomatic service, where the seniority is a ''very'' SeriousBusiness, this is ''ridiculously'' young for a plenipotentiary, and was probably done just because Sugawara, one of the ministry's innumerous numerous aides and undersecretaries, [[WeHaveReserves was considered more or less expendable]], and should anything untoward happen to him, this wouldn't have hurt or embarrassed the real bigwigs. The [[KaijuDefenceForce JSDF]], though, was is pretty conventional in this regard, largely avoiding ArtisticLicenseMilitary, as the author is a [[WriteWhatYouKnow former military man himself]].



* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' ran into this by wanting to act as an EveryoneMeetsEveryone story and an [[OriginsEpisode origin story]] for James T. Kirk. We see Kirk join Star Fleet, and in almost no time he's captain of the ''Enterprise''. At the start of the film he's outranked by ''all'' of the characters we know as his crew. The plot is basically built to justify this: Star Fleet loses droves of experienced personnel, and Kirk receives two field promotions in the resulting crisis. By the second film, however, we discover that Star Fleet simply let the up-jumped cadet continue captaining their flagship... [[spoiler:[[RealityEnsues until he breaks the rules one-too-many times, and gets (temporarily) removed]]. Only Pike's intervention kept him in the general chain of command.]] It is worth noting that most of Kirk's character arc in the second film involves learning that while being lucky is all well and good, being level-headed and respectful of the lives under his command is more reliable and appropriate for the ''captain of the flagship.''
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': Chief Master Sergeant Epps. From Technical Sergeant (E6) to Chief Master Sergeant (E9) in two years? And he's still in the field? AND by federal law only 1% of the ENTIRE Air Force can hold that rank?

to:

* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' ran into this by wanting to act in its dual role as an EveryoneMeetsEveryone story and an [[OriginsEpisode origin story]] for James T. Kirk. We see Kirk join Star Fleet, and in almost no time he's captain of the ''Enterprise''. At the start of the film he's outranked by ''all'' of the characters we know as his crew. crew (all of whom had actual jobs and positions); he's still a cadet in training. The plot is basically built to justify this: Star Fleet Starfleet loses droves of experienced personnel, and Kirk receives two field promotions in the resulting crisis. By the second film, however, we discover that Star Fleet Starfleet simply let the up-jumped cadet continue captaining their flagship... [[spoiler:[[RealityEnsues until he breaks the rules one-too-many times, and gets (temporarily) removed]]. Only Pike's intervention kept him in the general chain of command.]] It is worth noting that most of Kirk's character arc in the second film involves learning that while being lucky is all well and good, but being level-headed and respectful of the lives under his command is more reliable and appropriate for the ''captain of the flagship.''
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': Chief Master Sergeant Epps. From Epps jumps from Technical Sergeant (E6) to Chief Master Sergeant (E9) in two years? And he's still in the field? AND by federal law only 1% years, a rank which often bumps a soldier out of the ENTIRE Air Force can hold that rank?field duty, and with a promotion time frame between those two positions closer to 10 years.



* Hopper in ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' is a naval lieutenant and yet he is insanely brash, often insubordinate and does not have even a drop of his men's respect. For most people who have actually served in the military, it's a surprise that he even finished his basic training let alone be commissioned as an officer. At least the admiral has finally had enough of this and tells him that this training exercise will be his last. It is also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the movie. When people hear Hopper's now in charge, their reaction runs from ThisIsGonnaSuck to "OhCrap we are all gonna die!"

to:

* Hopper in ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' is a naval lieutenant and yet he is insanely brash, often insubordinate and does not have even a drop of his men's respect. For most people who have actually served in the military, it's a surprise that he even finished his basic training let alone be got commissioned as an officer. At least the admiral has finally had enough of this and tells him that this training exercise will be his last. It is also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the movie. When people hear Hopper's now in charge, their reaction runs from ThisIsGonnaSuck to "OhCrap we are all gonna die!"



* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' series really suffers from this. Almost immediately after joining the Rebel Alliance, Luke is made a fighter pilot despite almost zero combat experience, by the time of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' he's a commander, and a general by ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', not bad for someone who's canonically 19. Meanwhile Han is first a captain and then a general in the same amount of time, despite not officially joining the Rebellion until ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and spending the period between ''[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Empire]]'' and ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Jedi]]'' in carbonite. Lando also gets made a general shortly after joining the Rebellion himself (Though mention is made of him having previous command experience, which might explain why he was given the rank). It gets really silly during the Endor mission, where General Solo commands a squad of around ten people, including Luke (another general) and Leia, whose rank is never really defined, but appears to be somewhere between a political leader and a flag officer. At the very least Lando's mission (leading the assault on the Death Star II) was appropriate to his rank.

to:

* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' series really suffers from this. Almost immediately after joining the Rebel Alliance, Luke is made a fighter pilot despite almost zero combat experience, by the time of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' he's a commander, and a general by ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''; not bad for someone who's canonically 19. Meanwhile Han is first a captain and then a general in the same amount of time, despite not officially joining the Rebellion until ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and spending the period between ''[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Empire]]'' and ''[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Jedi]]'' in carbonite. Lando also gets made a general shortly after joining the Rebellion himself (Though mention is made of him having previous command experience, experience and we met him while he was profitably running a city of tens of thousands, which might explain why he was given the rank). It gets really silly during the Endor mission, where General Solo commands a squad of around ten people, including Luke (another general) and Leia, whose rank is never really defined, but appears to be somewhere between a political leader and a flag officer. At the very least Lando's mission (leading the assault on the Death Star II) was appropriate to his rank.



* One of the criticisms levelled at ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' at the time of its release was that Ryan O'Neal was far too young for the rank he was meant to be. In fact, O'Neal was actually older in reality than Brigadier General James Gavin was at the time of the events portrayed.

to:

* One of the criticisms levelled leveled at ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' at the time of its release was that Ryan O'Neal was far too young for the rank he was meant to be. In fact, O'Neal was actually older in reality than Brigadier General James Gavin was at the time of the events portrayed.



** The short story ''A Ship Named Francis'' is about a ship whose ''entire crew'' is this. Massive manpower expansions due to a war resulted in rapid promotion to many of the people who were already in the Navy, some of them to people who didn't deserve them. The Grayson Navy then dealt with this by transferring these people, who are a mix of types I-IV, to the ''Francis S Mueller'', a cruiser which is deliberately never given any important assignments. The crew refer to the ship among themselves as [[ReassignedToAntarctica Siberia]]. The whole thing is extremely silly and ridiculous, but is justified by the story being an explicit parody of ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'', and being written by [[CloudCuckooLander John]] [[Creator/JohnRingo Ringo]].

to:

** The short story ''A Ship Named Francis'' is about a ship whose ''entire crew'' is this. Massive manpower expansions due to a war resulted in rapid promotion to many of the people who were already in the Navy, some of them to people who didn't deserve them. The Grayson Navy then dealt with this by transferring these people, who are a mix of types I-IV, to the ''Francis S Mueller'', a cruiser which is deliberately never given any important assignments. The crew refer to the ship among themselves as [[ReassignedToAntarctica Siberia]]. The whole thing is extremely silly and ridiculous, but is justified by the story being an explicit parody of ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'', and being written by [[CloudCuckooLander John]] [[Creator/JohnRingo John Ringo]].



* A huge example occurs in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' {{novelization}}, where Private Vega is promoted to ''Sergeant'' on his first day out of boot camp, over other, longer-serving, more experienced troops, due to a combination of nepotism and idiot luck. His absurdly fast-tracked promotions continue throughout the book until he reaches the rank of ''Captain'' at the end of several months. Vega thus combines being too young (he's still in his early teens) and incompetence (the most decisive order he ever manages to give is to charge), with an added bonus of being completely undertrained for his rank. Vega was afraid it'd be the opposite of nepotism, due to his relative being the drug-addicted Nod General Vega. His first promotion was due to luck (he randomly happened to see a heat signature of a weapon aimed at his squad from a vent) and skills he gained ''prior'' to enlisting (shooting bottles on a farm). His immediate superior even tells him he argued ''against'' giving him a promotion because he didn't earn it on merit but was overruled, as this promotion is mostly for publicity. Oh, and the cancelled tactical shooter ''Tiberium'' was supposed to put the player in Vega's shoes.

to:

* A huge example occurs in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' {{novelization}}, where Private Vega is promoted to ''Sergeant'' on his first day out of boot camp, over other, longer-serving, more experienced troops, due to a combination of nepotism and idiot luck. His absurdly fast-tracked promotions continue throughout the book until he reaches the rank of ''Captain'' at the end of several months. Vega thus combines being too young (he's still in his early teens) and incompetence (the most decisive order he ever manages to give is to charge), with an added bonus of being completely undertrained for his rank. Vega was afraid it'd be the opposite of nepotism, due to his relative being the drug-addicted Nod General Vega. His first promotion was due to luck (he randomly happened to see a heat signature of a weapon aimed at his squad from a vent) and skills he gained ''prior'' to enlisting (shooting bottles on a farm). His immediate superior even tells him he argued ''against'' giving him a promotion because he didn't earn it on merit but was overruled, as this promotion is mostly for publicity. Oh, and the The cancelled tactical shooter ''Tiberium'' was supposed to put the player in Vega's shoes.



* In Simon Scarow's ''Literature/{{Eagle}}'' series of novels about the Roman Army, the two heroes are a hard-bitten centurion called Macro, who has risen to officer rank purely through merit and experience. And Quintus Licinius Cato, a youth who has grown up as an emancipated slave in the Emperor's palace. Macro is told by the imperial legate Vespasian that like it or not, Cato is on an unprecedented accelerated promotion through ther legion's ranks. He must, therefore, act as mentor to a youn man who goes from recruit to Legionary to the junior officer rank of Optio in an incredibly short time, assisted by Vespasian's patronage. At first a man with no discernable miltary skills, Cato grows through the books into a very capable officer and soon outranks his friend Macro. And the manipulative future emperor Vespasian guards them and steers their missions for reasons all of his own...
* Literature/CiaphasCain notes that Colonel Kasteen and her officer corps are generally very young and inexperienced to be holding their rank and position. Justified because everyone more qualified or senior than them had been eaten by tyranids.

to:

* In Simon Scarow's ''Literature/{{Eagle}}'' series of novels about the Roman Army, the two heroes are a hard-bitten centurion called Macro, who has risen to officer rank purely through merit and experience. And Quintus Licinius Cato, a youth who has grown up as an emancipated slave in the Emperor's palace. Macro is told by the imperial legate Vespasian that like it or not, Cato is on an unprecedented accelerated promotion through ther legion's ranks. He must, therefore, act as mentor to a youn young man who goes from recruit to Legionary to the junior officer rank of Optio in an incredibly short time, assisted by Vespasian's patronage. At first a man with no discernable miltary discernible military skills, Cato grows through the books into a very capable officer and soon outranks his friend Macro. And the manipulative future emperor Vespasian guards them and steers their missions for reasons all of his own...
* Literature/CiaphasCain notes that Colonel Kasteen and her officer corps are generally very young and inexperienced to be holding their rank and position. Justified because everyone more qualified or senior than them had been eaten by tyranids.Tyranids.



** Hadn't Miles [[IdiotBall killed his [=ImpSec=] career himself]] [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with that fake report]], ''he'' would've become its head, as Illyan was already contemplating retirement and has been consciously grooming Miles as a successor all that time. And given that by that time Miles has only reached a Captain's ranků Well, as they say on Barrayar, "anything done three times in a row is a tradition".

to:

** Hadn't Had Captain Miles Vorkosigan not [[IdiotBall killed his [=ImpSec=] career himself]] [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with that fake report]], ''he'' would've become its head, as Illyan was already contemplating retirement and has been consciously grooming Miles as a successor all that time. And given that by that time Miles has only reached a Captain's ranků Well, as they say on Barrayar, "anything done three times in a row is a tradition".time.



** {{Inverted|Trope}} on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', which has an example of an ''underranked'' soldier, specifically Ensign Harry Kim. If nothing else, he should have gotten an automatic promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade at about the midpoint of season two. He hangs a lampshade on this in one of the later seasons, telling Janeway that if not for ''Voyager''[='s=] special circumstances he'd be at least a Lieutenant, and possibly a Lieutenant Commander. A justification which, typically for ''Voyager'', fails the most basic logical test because Tuvok and Tom Paris both receive promotions over the course of the show. [[EnforcedTrope The real reason]] is that Berman and Braga were determined to maintain Kim as an EnsignNewbie character regardless of whether it made sense or not.

to:

** {{Inverted|Trope}} on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', which has an example of an ''underranked'' soldier, specifically Ensign Harry Kim. If nothing else, he should have gotten an automatic promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade at about the midpoint of season two. He hangs a lampshade on this in one of the later seasons, telling Janeway that if not for ''Voyager''[='s=] special circumstances he'd be at least a Lieutenant, and possibly a Lieutenant Commander. A justification which, typically for ''Voyager'', fails the most basic logical test because Tuvok and Tom Paris both receive In fact, two other characters did get promotions over during the course of the show. series. [[EnforcedTrope The real meta reason]] is that showrunners Berman and Braga were determined to maintain Kim as an EnsignNewbie character regardless of whether it made sense or not.
9th Aug '17 3:31:55 AM Occidensill
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. All registered State Alchemists receive an automatic military rank of Major, regardless of their age, and afterward they can be promoted like a normal soldier. This is at least part of the reason that [[ColonelBadass Roy Mustang]] is resented by several members of the High Command; at the time of the series, he's only 29 years old and already a full Colonel because he became a State Alchemist at the age of twenty. Interestingly enough, though, Ed is never addressed as "Major" and rarely treated as a superior officer. This is mostly because Ed doesn't hold a high opinion of the military and therefore tries not to play up his status; among other things, he forgoes the military uniform most State Alchemists use for his own trademark red coat. He also has stated that he doesn't really like the idea of people having to "kiss up" to him and would rather interact with others as equals.

to:

* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. All registered State Alchemists receive an automatic military rank of Major, regardless of their age, and afterward they can be promoted like a normal soldier. This is at least part of the reason that [[ColonelBadass Roy Mustang]] is resented by several members of the High Command; at the time of the series, he's only 29 years old and already a full Colonel because he became a State Alchemist at the age of twenty. Interestingly enough, though, Ed is never addressed as "Major" and rarely treated as a superior officer. This is mostly because Ed doesn't hold a high opinion of the military and therefore tries not to play up his status; among other things, he forgoes the military uniform most State Alchemists use for his own trademark red coat. He also has stated that he doesn't really like the idea of people having to "kiss up" to him and would rather interact with others as equals. His low age and, er, stature, also make it easier for those aware of his rank to ignore it even if they are lower ranked soldiers.
24th Jul '17 6:00:22 PM Khathi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The short story ''A Ship Named Francis'' is about a ship whose ''entire crew'' is this. Massive manpower expansions due to a war resulted in rapid promotion to many of the people who were already in the Navy, some of them to people who didn't deserve them. The Grayson Navy then dealt with this by transferring these people, who are a mix of types I-IV, to the ''Francis S Mueller'', a cruiser which is deliberately never given any important assignments. The crew refer to the ship among themselves as [[ReassignedToAntarctica Siberia]].

to:

** The short story ''A Ship Named Francis'' is about a ship whose ''entire crew'' is this. Massive manpower expansions due to a war resulted in rapid promotion to many of the people who were already in the Navy, some of them to people who didn't deserve them. The Grayson Navy then dealt with this by transferring these people, who are a mix of types I-IV, to the ''Francis S Mueller'', a cruiser which is deliberately never given any important assignments. The crew refer to the ship among themselves as [[ReassignedToAntarctica Siberia]]. The whole thing is extremely silly and ridiculous, but is justified by the story being an explicit parody of ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'', and being written by [[CloudCuckooLander John]] [[Creator/JohnRingo Ringo]].
1st Jul '17 6:01:50 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''DuckTales'', ''Admiral'' Grimitz is in direct command of ''Seaman'' Donald Duck, a difference of well over a dozen ranks. He also commands an aircraft carrier, conducts personal inspections of equipment, and supervises routine training maneuvers, all jobs for lower ranks. About the only thing he does in the series that ''is'' appropriate is meet with a civilian military contractor to negotiate the purchase of top secret materiel -- and he does ''that'' while in port in a hostile country instead of in a secure facility ashore.

to:

* In ''DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''Admiral'' Grimitz is in direct command of ''Seaman'' Donald Duck, a difference of well over a dozen ranks. He also commands an aircraft carrier, conducts personal inspections of equipment, and supervises routine training maneuvers, all jobs for lower ranks. About the only thing he does in the series that ''is'' appropriate is meet with a civilian military contractor to negotiate the purchase of top secret materiel -- and he does ''that'' while in port in a hostile country instead of in a secure facility ashore.
This list shows the last 10 events of 307. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.OverrankedSoldier