Posted on May 27, 2015
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COL Jean (John) F. B.
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She brought this on herself and embarrassed the Army by her actions.

If she gets two years confinement (very, very unlikely), she will again have brought it on herself by refusing a lesser form of punishment (Art 15), which will in all probability be offered to her. If she does that, then, no, two years is not too harsh for this idiot.
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1SG First Sergeant
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Totally agree that i will more then likely be an Art 15.
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1LT Kathleen Heisler
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Col. I could not agree more with comment. I felt it was an honor to wear the uniform and to salute the flag that represented the Country we swore to defend
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MAJ Assistant Professor Of Military Science
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I personally think she should be punished, But I think a FG Art 15 would suffice. Do I think this will change her attitude? Probably not. I have seen a growing trend lately of disrespecting the flag and this country in general, and I don't think this trend is going away anytime soon. It certainly won't in the Military if we don't draw a line in the sand and make it clear that certain customs and courtesies are expected from our Service Members. If we turn our backs and ignore it, it will only get worse.
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CPT Company Commander (Hhc, Cyber Protection Brigade)
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I agree. Being a former paralegal, there would be many others in violation of something like this... but she caught national attention. The UCMJ should not factor that in. Rather, the purpose of applying UCMJ is to educate, correct, and rehabilitate. But she is caught up in the "Cattle Effect" where it's easy to get blasted and have everybody else go along.
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SFC Stephen King
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MAJ (Join to see) I agree. We have to instill discipline and set an example. However, if the Soldier has demonstrated this behavior do we really want them to serve?
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SSG Richard Reilly
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Had a Soldier that had a Gym profile that got caught by the post commander hiding in his car during the flag detail while I was on leave.

He ended up pulling three months of flag detail.
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Great response to the issue.
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SGT Stanley Bass
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I agree with that. Flag Detail for 3 months
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SSG Richard Reilly
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Yeah I thought it was an honor too but it wasn't a punishment. It was to teach him that it is an honor and teach him how to properly do that duty.
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