Army Reservists in Iraq Who Refused Task Face Discipline

From the Baltimore Sun

Soldiers from an Army Reserve unit in Iraq who refused to take part in a convoy, citing security concerns and maintenance problems with their vehicles, face disciplinary action and some could be charged criminally, military officials said Monday.

As many as 24 soldiers from the 343rd Quartermaster Co., an Army Reserve unit based in Rock Hill, S.C., were investigated after soldiers refused Oct. 13 to carry out a supply mission.

A Pentagon official who requested anonymity said a number of soldiers are facing an “Article 15" -- an administrative action that could lead to a fine, loss of pay or rank, or letters of reprimand. As many as five could be recommended for criminal charges and possible courts-martial, the official said.