I've found that by-the-book commissars tend to die heroically for the Emperor, even when the enemy is suspiciously far away.
We've killed officers in blue coats, officers in red coats, even officers in white coats; because I don't care what army an officer fights for, or what colour coat he wears, or what king he serves. A bad officer is better off dead, and a good soldier had better learn how to kill him.
lays it out to a troop of new recruits, while their officer in a white
coat watches on.
I don't even think he was aiming for me. I was just the excuse!
, Freeman's Mind
, upon seeing a marine accidentally kill two of his squadmates with a grenade launcher.