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21 February 2007 @ 10:08 am
SG-1's Cameron Micthell Question  
Do we know when he became a colonel? In any of his flashbacks, is he a colonel? Thanks :)
 
 
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beanpotbeanpot on February 21st, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
I just scanned some of the transcripts and they don't say for sure, but I also assumed he was promoted when he transferred to the SGC. He was a captain in the Collateral Damage flashback and assuming that was around 2001 or so, he could only have been promoted (on a really, really, really fast track) to LtCol about when he started. I would probably go with the promotion be tied to receiving the medal of honor.
Working for the Mandroid: Cam and Valamoonshayde on February 22nd, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the input!
aurora_novarum: bad dayaurora_novarum on February 21st, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
According to my military fandom buddies, Mitchell's rank as shown on his uniform was lieutenant colonel when he was briefing his flight group before the Antarctica battle in "Lost City" (as retconned in "Avalon").

Therefore, he was a lt. col. before he had his accident (and has more time in rank than Sam, since she was still a major at the time). Why he was that rank that young...I have no idea. And I've given JoeM the business about it.
Working for the Mandroid: Cam and Valamoonshayde on February 21st, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
Ugh. The people on this show just fly through their ranks, don't they?

Thanks. That was what I was looking for. I eventually want to write a short fic on some of his backstory, and I needed to know this. Since it takes place before Lost City, I was curious. This means, as of now at least, I can make him either a major or lt colonel for when my fic takes place. I'll have to think on this.
aurora_novarum: daniel and cameronaurora_novarum on February 21st, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
My favorite is that dude "Marks". He's a Lieutenant in "Avalon". Then next time we see him he's a Captain. Then he ends up a Captain and Major within the same episode ("Ethon?"--it was one I transcribed and it was driving me nuts). Personally, I think they just feel sorry for him for always losing his ships/commanding officers. [snerk]

Back to your point, since Mitchell was a squadron leader, lt. col. would apparently be an appropriate rank for that type of posting, but I'm just repeating what others have told me. :-)
Nialla: Cutnialla42 on February 21st, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Ugh. The people on this show just fly through their ranks, don't they?

Everyone at the SGC is the best and the brightest.

Unless, of course, you're new applicants, and it's "funny" to make everyone at the SGC look like incompetant idiots who're lucky if they can tie their own shoelaces.
beanpotbeanpot on February 21st, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oh interesting - glad to have that clarification. But no where do they fly through ranks faster than in really bad fic. I, while really sick, started reading one that said in the first sentence - she was a full bird colonel at the tender age of 26. Head to desk. And repeat.
Nialla: SGA - McKaynialla42 on February 21st, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
And I've given JoeM the business about it.

Ever since his insistance about Carter and Mitchell having "co-command" of SG-1, I just sort of roll my eyes over anything he has to say regarding the real world military.