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24th Aug '16 5:59:25 PM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'': In season 7, Bacchus is promoted from Detective Sergeant to Detective Inspector, which he had been angling for since season 1.
19th Aug '16 10:37:10 PM JLCarter
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** Geordi La Forge goes from lieutenant junior grade in the first season, to full lieutenant in the second season, to lieutenant commander in the third to seventh seasons, to commander in the movies. And in a flash-forward in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' he's a captain.

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** Geordi La Forge goes from lieutenant junior grade in the first season, to full lieutenant in the second season, to lieutenant commander in the third to seventh seasons, to commander in the movies.seasons. And in a flash-forward in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' he's a captain.
11th Aug '16 5:03:03 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'' shows many characters who rise through the Baltimore Police Department ranks, like Bill Rawls, Ervin Burrell, Stan Valhek, and Cedric Daniels.
9th Jun '16 2:22:11 AM PaulA
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* ''CSIMiami'': Frank Tripp is promoted between Seasons 5 and 6 to Sergeant. He spends the first half of Season 6 on uniformed patrol, then moves back to Homicide.

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* ''CSIMiami'': ''Series/CSIMiami'': Frank Tripp is promoted between Seasons 5 and 6 to Sergeant. He spends the first half of Season 6 on uniformed patrol, then moves back to Homicide.


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* ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'': At the beginning of the series, the garrison commander is Major Richter and the ranking SS officer is Hauptsturmführer Reinicke. In the first episode of the second season, Reinicke is given a promotion to Sturmbahnführer as part of a gambit by his SS superiors -- the rank is the SS equivalent of Major, so Richter can no longer overrule him as he did several times in the first season. He gets one scene to enjoy his new position before Richter breaks the news that his own Army superiors have responded by bumping Richter up to Oberst.
9th Jun '16 2:16:27 AM PaulA
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** In the seventh season, Rom becomes the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi while Worf becomes an ambassador. Meanwhile, Martok rises from general to chancellor through KlingonPromotion. In villainous examples, Dukat rises from a gul to the head of Cardassia (subject to the Dominion), while Damar rises from the ranks to succeed Dukat (before his HeelFaceTurn). Additionally, Winn rises from Vedek to Kai.
8th Apr '16 9:57:35 PM TinMan
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'': In this show, Tony gets promoted to director of CTU in season 2.

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'': In this show, ''Series/TwentyFour'':
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Tony gets promoted to director of CTU in season 2.2.
** Bill Buchanan is an odd example. He was introduced on Day 4 as regional director of Division, which would have him supervising all CTU bureaus in California, but on Day 5 he's now in command of just CTU Los Angeles. It's still treated as a promotion because it's the show's equivalent of a FrontlineGeneral.
22nd Mar '16 3:08:35 PM OddHack
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*** This second promotion, however, is extremely unusual, if not downright unrealistic. Benton is seemingly promoted from Sergeant during the Pertwee era, to Regimental Sergeant Major by his final appearance, supposedly about a year or so later. In the British Army, Regimental Sergeant Major is not actually a rank but an appointment - that is, a title held by a soldier of the rank Warrant Officer class 1 (WO1 for short). To reach this rank, Benton would have been promoted over TWO lesser ranks - from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant, than to Warrant Officer class 2 (WO2), then to WO1. Although this could be used as an excuse for later appearances of UNIT being set a few years into the future of the broadcast date, as an attempt to explain why Benton has moved up three ranks...

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*** This second promotion, however, is extremely unusual, if not downright unrealistic. Benton is seemingly promoted from Sergeant during the Pertwee era, to Regimental Sergeant Major by his final appearance, supposedly about a year or so later. In the British Army, Regimental Sergeant Major is not actually a rank but an appointment - that is, a title held by a soldier of the rank Warrant Officer class 1 (WO1 ([=WO1=] for short). To reach this rank, Benton would have been promoted over TWO lesser ranks - from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant, than to Warrant Officer class 2 (WO2), ([=WO2=]), then to WO1.[=WO1=]. Although this could be used as an excuse for later appearances of UNIT being set a few years into the future of the broadcast date, as an attempt to explain why Benton has moved up three ranks...
17th Jan '16 10:30:56 AM nombretomado
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** Recurring character Thomas Boone (TerryOQuinn) gets promoted from Captain (O-6) to Rear Admiral (O-8), and is about to become a Vice Admiral [[spoiler: before allegations of war crimes surfaces and cancels it]].
* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': John Munch was promoted after he took the Sergeant's exam as a bar bet. He ended up acting squad commander of the SVU for half an episode when Cragen got transferred to the Chief of Detectives office as punishment for his team's tendency to be {{Cowboy Cop}}s.

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** Recurring character Thomas Boone (TerryOQuinn) (Creator/TerryOQuinn) gets promoted from Captain (O-6) to Rear Admiral (O-8), and is about to become a Vice Admiral [[spoiler: before allegations of war crimes surfaces and cancels it]].
* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': John Munch was promoted after he took the Sergeant's exam as a bar bet. He ended up acting squad commander of the SVU for half an episode when Cragen got transferred to the Chief of Detectives office as punishment for his team's tendency to be {{Cowboy Cop}}s.



* WPC Annie Cartwright in ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' gets a promotion to WDC in the second series, causing some consternation from Ray Carling because it's 1973 and sexism was still okay at the time...

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* WPC Annie Cartwright in ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}'' gets a promotion to WDC in the second series, causing some consternation from Ray Carling because it's 1973 and sexism was still okay at the time...
5th Dec '15 12:23:55 PM Spotts1701
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** In Season 15, Olivia Benson takes and passes the Sergeant's exam as well.

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** In Season 15, Olivia Benson takes and passes the Sergeant's exam as well. 2 seasons later, she passes the Lieutenant's exam so that she can permanently take over as the squad's commanding officer.
17th Oct '15 1:25:52 PM Spotts1701
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* ''CSIMiami'': Frank Tripp is promoted between Seasons 5 and 6 to Sergeant. He spends the first half of Season 6 on uniformed patrol, then moves back to Homicide.
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