Captain America Not Promoted

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  1. Pinky021

    Pinky021 Well-Known Member

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    Why do you think Cap has never been promoted by the US Army?, for example to Colonel or General, I mean, he's a war hero. Or probably he has, but I don't know. Your thoughts...
     
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  2. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    Because "General America" sounds like a phone company or something?
     
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  3. Pinky021

    Pinky021 Well-Known Member

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    LOL!, that's true, actually Colonel America or General America does sound a little weird,, but why this has never been explored in the comics?
     
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  4. 3dman27

    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    maybe he Has been offered a promotion but declined
     
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  5. jonathancrane

    jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Well, he was president in the Ultimate line and commanded an army in Fear Itself, so the question is somewhat moot.
     
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  6. BullMcGiveny

    BullMcGiveny Probably Disagree

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    He was promoted... To Captain.

    Comics Steve was a private or a corporal, depending on the writer. Such a low rank was in place as part of his secret identity.

    After he "died", or at some point after coming back, he was promoted to Captain.
     
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  7. 3dman27

    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    or when the army though him to have died in the crash of the skull's plane he was given a posthumous promotion
     
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  8. Lord

    Lord All Mighty

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    Never really saw the point of having Steve have Cap as a secret identity inside the Army, sounds like he would go through a hell of a lot of trouble to keep it secret and constantly change missions from Steve Rogers's and Captain America.
     
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  9. BullMcGiveny

    BullMcGiveny Probably Disagree

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    Steve gets a promotion to Captain when he joins the USO, and holds it until he goes down.

    Unless you're asking why he wasn't promoted to a Major. Posthumous promotions happen, but not always. They probably gave him a medal, though.

    Convention, mostly. This was the early years of superhero comics and everyone had a secret identity.
     
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  10. 3dman27

    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    thanks bull
     
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  11. DareDemon

    DareDemon Hi! I like shorts!

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    Another reason being that I believe Captains have to put a packet in to be promoted. Basically a file that has information on why you should be promoted.
     
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