Battlefield Promotion

A battlefield promotion (or field promotion) is an advancement in military rank that occurs while deployed in combat. A standard field promotion is advancement from current rank to the next higher rank; a 'jump-step' promotion is advancement from current rank to a rank above the next highest.

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Battlefield Promotion - United States - History
... men and warrant officers, commissioned for the same reason, were referred to as battlefield commissioned. 6,000 non-commissioned officers were awarded battlefield commissions ... World War II — From 1941-1945 approximately 25,500 men were awarded battlefield commissions worldwide ...

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