The following has been taken from security recordings since the event:
The young Captain stood impecably straight. "At ease Captain" The Supreme Ruler's voice was colder than usual. "Yes Sir!" The Captain followed orders and kept his gaze straight, showing little emotion. "Nikolai Chorster...you will hence forth take the rank of General, this promotion is the result of bravery in the field of service and actions above and beyond the call of duty. General, please" An assistant brought a new uniform jacket to Nickolai and with that the ceremony was over. "Permission to speak freely Sir?" "Yes?" "Request to be assigned to the Earth-to-Mars Negotiations?" A moment passed where the Ruler appeared quite bemused, and then he nodded. "Permission Granted General Chorster."