Medals and Promotions


Promotions on Genesis are handled ICly, and are not a reward for good RP. The Commander must approve all promotions, although department heads can put forth recommendations. Promotions come about for one of two reasons:

1. Battlefield promotion into a role of more responsibility IF the new role requires a higher rank.
2. IF there is room in the organization for that person at the higher rank. The times may be shortened slightly given the wartime situation but probably not significantly.


* Squad leader Sergeant Smith is killed, and Corporal Anderson replaces him. Squad leaders are normally sergeants so Anderson is promoted.

* Master At Arms Smith is killed and Sergeant Jones replaces him. MAA doesn't require any special rank, so Jones is not promoted.

* LtJG Brown has been in the service for 4 years, putting him up for promotion to full Lt. There's no real role difference between LtJG and Lt so he is promoted.

* Corporal Anderson is up for promotion to Sergeant but there are no spots open for Sergeants (until Smith gets himself killed). He is not promoted.

Information about the medals and Commendations awarded.

Conduct of Bravery

Awarded for those placing themselves in harms way to save the life of another. RL Equivalent: Bronze Star.

Purple Heart

Awarded to those who have been wounded in battle. RL Equivalent: Purple Heart.

Distinguished Airman's Medal

Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. RL Equivalent: Distinguished Flying Cross

Silver Cluster

Awarded for valor in the face of the enemy. RL Equivalent: Silver Star

Air Medal

Awarded for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. RL Equivalent: Air Medal

Fleet Commendation Medal

Awarded for distinguishing oneself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. RL Equivalent: Army/Navy/AF Commendation Medal

Medal of Distinction

Medal of Distinction

The Medal of Distinction is a decoration in the Colonial Fleet.

Apparently a prestigious decoration, it is awarded for, among other heroic reasons, long years of distinguished service in the Fleet. Admiral William Adama is awarded the Medal of Distinction some weeks after the Battle of New Caprica, as much for public morale as for having earned it (Hero).

The medal is a version of the Colonial emblem on a red ribbon worn around the neck.

Medal of Valor

Medal of Valor

The medal consists of an enameled medallion bearing the Colonial emblem on a field of red surrounded by a round golden geometric border. Like the the Medal of Distinction, it is suspended from a neck ribbon. It is likely among the highest Colonial combat decorations.

Award of the medal is accompanied with a certificate with the qualifying citation.

(counterpart to the Medal of Honor)

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