Posted by Hobs202:After the Pegasus episode(s) it becomes obvious that Adama is a better at commanding the fleet than Evil-Admiral-From-Hell Cain is/was. So Roslin promotes him to Admiral
Does she have the authority to do that? She's not a member of the military, so how can she issue promotions? I had always assumed that (IRL, anyway) all promotions had to come from the top brass of the actual military branch of the individual being promoted.
Even assuming that, as in most real life nations, the president is the C-in-C of the Colonial military, I wasn't aware that this meant they could also issue promotions.