A number of Navy Special Warfare forces were punished for flying a Trump flag on a military convoy, according to the Courier Journal.
A motorist saw a military convoy flying the flag along Interstate 65 in Louisville, Kentucky, last month. Photos of the scene went viral online.
Members of the military are not permitted to endorse a campaign, political candidate or cause while in uniform or while conducting official military duties. The vehicles carrying the Trump flag were unmarked.
An inquiry by the unit’s commander determined the Navy Special Warfare service members “violated the spirit and intent of applicable DoD regulations concerning the flying of flags and the apparent endorsement of political activities,” said Lt. Jacqui Maxwell, of the Naval Special Warfare Group in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
“Administrative corrective measures” were taken with each individual, she said. Maxwell declined to say what the punishments were for the individuals.