Article 15 is Non-judicial punishment and only administrative. It is not a court martial that has prison time as punishment. So he is not a criminal as you so poorly try to assert. It was a career ending bad mark on his record. Additionally as a result of his actions there were no attacks on the men of his unit until after he was relieved of command on October 4th. As a retired senior Navy non-commissioned officer I would do everything in my power to bring all my men home. I would rather have my career ended that way then tell a spouse that their loved one did not come home became I failed to act on available intel.