February 23rd, 2010

sheppard

Promotion Question

I've also cross-posted this to sg_mil_beta.

Okay, so: Say John Sheppard never went to Atlantis, but instead worked for the SGC for a few years as, say, a member of SG-1. [>.>] Given this, he also did not have to act as the Military Commander in lieu of Col Sumner for a year, and therefor didn't get promoted to Lt Colonel under the pressure of Elizabeth Weir. [In fact, things with Atlantis are v. v. different altogether.]

So, what I'm wondering is: Under what circumstances would he be promoted otherwise? Time in grade? And if that is the case, how long would that take, given that he does help save the galaxy a few dozen times?

Thanks very much for any help you can give!
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