"I might not be able to stop this, but I won't be a part of it!"
Pope may be a complete bastard but when he figured out how to kill the Mechs, with the help of Matt, and was demonstrating it to the 2nd Mass, this trooper was cheering along with the crowd.
Even after the attack on the alien structure fails, Tom still manages to strike a blow against the invaders by hitting one of the alien fighter craft with a Mech metal-enhanced RPG (basically a one-in-a-million shot), which then crashes into the structure and causes extensive damage to one wing of the structure.
Weaver: "Good shot."
In second season premiere, Mason is confronted by one of the Overlords and its Breaking Speech cherry picking of human history to claim that mankind is despicable. His answer? Punch the guard, take its stun rod, and use it on the Overlord.
Tom handing Pope a thorough ass kicking, for taking a compass from a dead member of the Mass (Jimmy). Multiple people note he nearly killed Pope, with his bare hands.
Weaver: If anybody tries to affect the odds on that board one way or another, I will personally mount your head on the wall of this establishment.
He then leaves, the room still in terrified silence. Suffice to say, nobody even tried to do anything with Hal or Tom.
Cochise not only survived a plane crash, he also protected the president with his body, then cross mileson foot until he reached Charleston. While still carrying the President. Cochise definitely earned his "rebel fighter" wings after that moment.
Tom beating the Lotus-Eater Machine not once, but twice. And making a wicked escape from Karen's captivity.
Our Big Bad Karen decides to have a little chat with the 2nd Mass about alliances, and this culminates on:
Karen: And to prove my good faith, I brought you a gift. One that I think you'll like, Tom.