The soldier flying the flags at her home upside down to protest the reelection of President Obama is no newcomer to the Army. SFC Melissa Coss got a speaking-to over the protest and she took the flags down at her Lewis County home.
As an E-7, she had enough years in to have known her actions would likely subject her to some kind of command intervention. While the local Army post said it was undecided on a punishment, I suspect her prospects for making E-8 have dimmed.
As for the Obama campaign, you'll remember they came up with their own official seal for the new President back in 2008. That's a flag Ms. Coss could have got in big trouble for desecrating.
Watertown Daily Times | Fort Drum undecided on punishment for soldier who flew upside-down flags to oppose Obama