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* In the finale of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Janeway volunteers as a guest lecturer on the Borg for Barclay's class, being one of very few people who have extensive experience with them.

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* In the manga version of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Sailor Venus takes this role early on, using the Sailor V Game to pass on his experience to the other Sailor Senshi until she has to enter the battle openly. It's implied she continues off-page even after that.


* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' has the protagonist team trained by legendary (wheelchair bound) dodgeball player Patches O'Houlihan. Parodied to hell and gone as Patches is [[BunnyEarsLawyer ''extremely'' eccentric]] and puts the protagonists through TrainingFromHell (including dodging wrenches, in a scene massively [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil spoiled by the trailer]]), and ultimately [[MentorOccupationalHazard dies before]] TheBigGame.

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* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' has the protagonist team trained by legendary (wheelchair bound) dodgeball player Patches O'Houlihan. Parodied to hell and gone as Patches is [[BunnyEarsLawyer ''extremely'' eccentric]] and puts the protagonists through TrainingFromHell (including dodging wrenches, in a scene massively [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil spoiled by the trailer]]), and ultimately [[MentorOccupationalHazard dies before]] TheBigGame.the BigGame.


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** Based on the actual school, which had ace pilots as instructors. However, the storyline misses one important point of the actual school: Graduates of the Top Gun training course are intended to return to their original squadrons to teach the techniques they just learned to their comrades.


* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' has the protagonist team trained by legendary (wheelchair bound) dodgeball player Patches O'Houlihan.

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* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' has the protagonist team trained by legendary (wheelchair bound) dodgeball player Patches O'Houlihan. Parodied to hell and gone as Patches is [[BunnyEarsLawyer ''extremely'' eccentric]] and puts the protagonists through TrainingFromHell (including dodging wrenches, in a scene massively [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil spoiled by the trailer]]), and ultimately [[MentorOccupationalHazard dies before]] TheBigGame.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' revolves around student life at the prestigious Thors Military Academy, and several of the faculty are military veterans, most notably Major Neithardt, Professor Beatrix, and Principal Vandyck. In ''Cold Steel III'', the protagonist Rean Schwarzer becomes this, as he is now an instructor at the Thors branch campus, and he has over a year of solid military service under his belt as the [[RedBaron Ashen Chevalier]] fighting in the Erebonian Civil War, defeating multiple incursions by the Republic of Calvard at the Erebonian border, and participating in the invasion of North Ambria. The branch campus also boasts Major Michael Irving from the Railway Military Police in its instructing staff and former General Aurelia Le Guin as the principal.


* Jack Bartlett from ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' is Type 1: because of his actions during the Belkan War, his superiors mistrust him without any proof, so he is stuck teaching "nuggets" on Sand Island. Gets to shine late in the game when [[spoiler:he escapes a squadron of fighters with precious cargo on board a ''transport plane'' (though, to be fair, you assist him) and then pulls off an AirstrikeImpossible like your own team ''on his own'']].
** Also, an inversion in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'': legendary ace Dietrich Kellermann, who became an instructor after retirement, is sent back to the frontlines during the Belkan War to boost the Belkans' morale.

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Jack Bartlett from ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' is Type 1: because of his actions during the Belkan War, his superiors mistrust him without any proof, so he is stuck teaching "nuggets" on Sand Island. Gets to shine late in the game when [[spoiler:he escapes a squadron of fighters with precious cargo on board a ''transport plane'' (though, to be fair, you assist him) and then pulls off an AirstrikeImpossible like your own team ''on his own'']].
** Also, an inversion A subverted Type 3 in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'': The legendary ace Dietrich Kellermann, who became an instructor after retirement, is sent back to the frontlines during the Belkan War to boost the Belkans' morale.



* Lampshaded in the [[RealTrailerFakeMovie trailer]] for ''VideoGame/{{Minesweeper}} TheMovie'', as the quote above shows.

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* Lampshaded in the [[RealTrailerFakeMovie trailer]] for ''VideoGame/{{Minesweeper}} TheMovie'', as where a couple of sweeper trainees wonder why a famous veteran instructs newbies instead of sweeping mines himself. Towards the quote above shows.end of the trailer, it is implied that the instructor [[ShellShockedVeteran suffers from PTSD]].


* Senior Chief Randall in ''Film/TheGuardian'' was a veteran Coast Guard rescue swimmer who took a teaching assignment at the training center. [[TruthInTelevision The movie was based on a true story.]]

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* ''Film/TheGuardian2006'': Senior Chief Randall in ''Film/TheGuardian'' was a veteran Coast Guard rescue swimmer who took a teaching assignment at the training center. [[TruthInTelevision The movie was based on a true story.]]


* Commissar CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM''') becomes a Commissariat instructor in an Schola Progenium once he's reached his "retirement". The GodEmperor having a sick sense of humor, being retired does not make him any less likely to be eaten, shot, or otherwise attacked than when he was still active.

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* Commissar CiaphasCain Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM''') becomes a Commissariat instructor in an Schola Progenium once he's reached his "retirement". The GodEmperor having a sick sense of humor, being retired does not make him any less likely to be eaten, shot, or otherwise attacked than when he was still active.


* Creator/TerryPratchett has Sergeant Jackrum of the Borogravian army in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', who's been in the army so long that retirement papers have been in hot pursuit for years now, but has never advanced any further in rank. It's implied Jackrum's responsible for recruiting and training most of the high ranking officers in the army.

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* Creator/TerryPratchett has Sergeant Jackrum of the Borogravian army in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', ''Literature/MonstrousRegiment'', who's been in the army so long that retirement papers have been in hot pursuit for years now, but has never advanced any further in rank. It's implied Jackrum's responsible for recruiting and training most of the high ranking officers in the army.

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** Even basic training instructors are veterans, as indicated by them having the rank to do so (being career soldiers with ''at least'' one combat drop being a prerequisite to rising above corporal in the MI), the diffences with their Officer Candidate School counterparts being they're all in active service, are for the most part noncoms, and, in the case of the few officers, are relatively lower-ranked. They're still good at their job, to the point that when [[SergeantRock Zim]] is deployed for active combat he had to be referred by his rank until ''after'' the action or the reader would have known everything would go well.


* Master Miller of ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has served with Big Boss back when he was running the MSF, then trained [=SEALs=] and other mercenary outfits.

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* Master Miller of ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has served with Big Boss back when he was running the MSF, then trained [=SEALs=] and other mercenary outfits.


* Alastor Moody from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' is brought from retirement by [[BigGood Dumbledore]] to teach Hogwards' students the ways of wizards' warfare for the inevitable impending struggle against [[BigBad Voldemort]]. He makes a stunning impression on the youths with his rough demeanor, [[CruelAndUnusualPunishment vindictive punishment of evil deeds]], epic TrainingFromHell and demonstrations of [[WarIsHell what wizards' ways of causing harm are like]]. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's actually an imposter...but everything seen of the real Alastor Moody indicates that he would've taught the students in largely the same way.]]

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* Alastor Moody from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' is brought from retirement by [[BigGood Dumbledore]] to teach Hogwards' students the ways of wizards' warfare for the inevitable impending struggle against [[BigBad Voldemort]]. He makes a stunning impression on the youths with his rough demeanor, [[CruelAndUnusualPunishment vindictive punishment of evil deeds]], deeds, epic TrainingFromHell and demonstrations of [[WarIsHell what wizards' ways of causing harm are like]]. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's actually an imposter...but everything seen of the real Alastor Moody indicates that he would've taught the students in largely the same way.]]


* After the war ends in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Jake works training a squadron of morphers for the US military. He reamrks on how bizarre it is that he's instructing soldiers five to ten years older than he is, but it's justified since Jake and his friends are probably the most experienced morphers in existence (the Andalites, who invented the tech, tended to use it very sparingly).

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* After the war ends in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Jake works training a squadron of morphers for the US military. He reamrks remarks on how bizarre it is that he's instructing soldiers five to ten years older than he is, but it's justified since Jake and his friends are probably the most experienced morphers in existence (the Andalites, who invented the tech, tended to use it very sparingly).


* After the war ends in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Jake works training a squadron of morphers for the US military.

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* After the war ends in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Jake works training a squadron of morphers for the US military. He reamrks on how bizarre it is that he's instructing soldiers five to ten years older than he is, but it's justified since Jake and his friends are probably the most experienced morphers in existence (the Andalites, who invented the tech, tended to use it very sparingly).


* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Marine Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp becomes this in the TimeSkip, retiring from his Marine duties while staying as an instructor to teach young Marines. Even before the time skip he manages to turn two wimps Coby and Helmeppo into hardened Marine officers.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Marine Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp becomes this in during the TimeSkip, TimeSkip. After retiring from his active Marine duties while staying duties, he retains his rank and stays on as an a Marine instructor in order to teach bring up new and young Marines. Even before the time skip skip, he manages to turn two wimps wimps, Coby and Helmeppo Helmeppo, into hardened Marine officers.

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