Army won't disclose punishment of soldier
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- The Army is declining to publicly disclose any possible punishment for a Colorado soldier depicted in an Instagram that included comments saying she deliberately avoided saluting the flag.
The incident involving Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey, who is stationed at Fort Carson, touched off a military investigation and a storm of criticism.
The Colorado Springs Gazette ( http://bit.ly/1feLQ29 ) reports that the decision not to disclose any punishment means Sheffey will not be court-martialed.
The Army said Friday that it had completed its investigation and any punishment would be handled administratively by a unit commander. It says Army policy is not to disclose administrative actions.
Administrative punishment provides a range of options, including "verbal counseling."
Sheffey is assigned to the 59th Quartermaster Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, which provides supplies and support to soldiers.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com