"Miles considered the ongoing problem of Kostolitz. The accidents of Barrayaran history guaranteed he would be dealing with class-consciousness in his officers throughout his Imperial Service career, aggressive like Kostolitz's or in more subtle forms. He must learn to handle it not merely well, but creatively, if his officers were ever to give him their best."
―Miles ponders how to work with Cadet Kostolitz[src]

Kostolitz was a Barrayaran man who applied to enter the Imperial Service Academy at the same time that Miles Vorkosigan did. Paired with Miles in the physical exams, he proved both resentful of perceived Vor privilege in allowing Miles to take part and prejudiced against physical infirmities.

Miles eventually managed to make friends with Kostolitz during a shuttle disaster simulation.

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