I agree with this approach. In our context you don't need to hammer someone for the small things, but they shouldn't get away Scott free either. The higher the rank, or more time in the less lenient. If you take care of the small stuff, the majority of the big stuff will disappear.It's known as the 'Broken Window Theory' or, in RCR paralnce, 'Never Pass a Fault':
Broken windows theory, academic theory proposed by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling in 1982 that used broken windows as a metaphor for disorder within neighbourhoods. Their theory links disorder and incivility within a community to subsequent occurrences of serious crime.
Broken windows theory had an enormous impact on police policy throughout the 1990s and remained influential into the 21st century. Perhaps the most notable application of the theory was in New York City under the direction of Police Commissioner William Bratton. He and others were convinced that the aggressive order-maintenance practices of the New York City Police Department were responsible for the dramatic decrease in crime rates within the city during the 1990s. Bratton began translating the theory into practice as the chief of New York City’s transit police from 1990 to 1992. Squads of plainclothes officers were assigned to catch turnstile jumpers, and, as arrests for misdemeanours increased, subway crimes of all kinds decreased dramatically. In 1994, when he became New York City police commissioner, Bratton introduced his broken windows-based “quality of life initiative.” This initiative cracked down on panhandling, disorderly behaviour, public drinking, street prostitution, and unsolicited windshield washing or other such attempts to obtain cash from drivers stopped in traffic. When Bratton resigned in 1996, felonies were down almost 40 percent in New York, and the homicide rate had been halved.
Prior to the development and implementation of various incivility theories such as broken windows, law enforcement scholars and police tended to focus on serious crime; that is, the major concern was with crimes that were perceived to be the most serious and consequential for the victim, such as rape, robbery, and murder. Wilson and Kelling took a different view. They saw serious crime as the final result of a lengthier chain of events, theorizing that crime emanated from disorder and that if disorder were eliminated, then serious crimes would not occur.
Broken windows theory, academic theory that links disorder and incivility within a community to subsequent occurrences of serious crime.www.britannica.com
My opinion/feeling as I said pages ago is we have a history of letting our shooting stars/chosen ones get away with things by virtue of who they were or the potential they offered.
For my example the A/CWO (I realise this was autocorrected in my original post) was promoted to CWO and nominated for and given the OMM after the complaint went in, so it seemed like nothing was done in their case. Admin Measures are confidential so not anyone's business if that was the road taken.
One thing that has changed since the 1990s with broken window theory is it would be seen as targeting marginalised members of our community. I don't see how that can translate to the military culture or our discipline system though