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Question 1: The granting of a battlefield commission has its historical ancestor in the medieval practice of the ________ or ennoblement of a plebeian combatant on the battleground for demonstration of heroic qualities in an exceptional degree.

Question 2: The most significant difference between battlefield commissions and other commissions is that with the latter one must attend the Officer Training School/________, Reserve Officer Training Corps or service academy of their respective service.
Officer Candidate SchoolUnited States Air ForceOfficer Candidate School (U.S. Army)United States Marine Corps

Question 3: The most notable recipient of a battlefield commission was ________, who was promoted from Staff Sergeant to Second Lieutenant during World War II.
Dwight D. EisenhowerAudie MurphyArlington National CemeteryUnited States Army

Question 4: A battlefield commission is awarded to enlisted soldiers who are promoted to the rank of commissioned officer for outstanding leadership on the field of ________.
BattleMilitary historySiegeMilitary strategy

Question 5: The ________ started awarding battlefield commissions in place of the Brevet Medal, which was second only to the Medal of Honor.
Amphibious warfareCommandoMarine (military)United States Marine Corps

Question 6: The term "battlefield promotion" is also used in professional golf when a player advances from the ________ to the PGA Tour by winning three Nationwide Tour events in a single season.
2007 Nationwide TourNationwide Tour2008 Nationwide Tour2009 Nationwide Tour

Question 7: Such a commission is usually advancement from a position of non-commissioned officer to a commissioned officer, generally O-1, also known as Second Lieutenant, or Ensign in the Navy or ________.
Canadian Coast GuardMalaysian Maritime Enforcement AgencyUnited States Coast GuardCoast guard

Question 8: Normally, enlisted men or ________ cannot attain the rank of commissioned officer through regular promotion.
CorporalLance CorporalSergeantNon-commissioned officer


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