what he did was wrong. He admitted it. Called lack of command presence.
Pre-trial agreement limited punishment to a one grade rank reduction.
Now his next challenge, if he intends to remain in the Corps as a career, will be when his current "contract" comes up. The rank reduction may force him out unless he can regain it. As you know, the Corps has a sliding scale of rank and time in service. That may be his ultimate price.
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