Absolutely. And I agree 100%.There's a distinct difference between interfering, and asking for an update on progress. A distinction too many people don't recognize. Too often, once things are referred to the MP/NIS, they go into a black hole. It makes it very difficult to reassure alleged victims that their case is being taken seriously when everyone is on radio silence. A recent case I was stick handling took 18 months before the report was released to the unit. You know how many updates either the complainant or CO got along the way?
This presentation was given by our senior guys (I was still a very very new junior guy at the time) - when the unit the presentation was intended for had their investigations somewhat botched or stick handled by other agencies.
The purpose was precisely that. They wanted the SOLGEN guys to be very clear on what their expectations were. Professionalism and keeping people informed of progress was encouraged - having senior guys from our agency or another agency interfering was not. (There had been some examples of blatant interference & negligence, and our seniors didn’t want us anywhere near what could have been an exploding ship.)