In real life, the guys in charge are worrying about lives and careers being on the line, and being palmed off with bigger responsibilities that come with a huge risk of really being dragged over the coals. In my experience, power comes with a fuckton of anxiety, and sometimes I reflect on how much happier I was as a private, and as a humble catering assistant before that. I resented a few senior management types back then, but today I'm understanding how much harder life was for them.
It was rarely about abusing power, but protecting juniors from the universal game of blame shifting.
There's a good reason Pte. Snowflake is making brews, collecting brass and getting the odd minor bollocking. This is as good as it's going to get.