Harrison may not have violated any state or federal laws but she is under investigation, along with other members of the Guard in the photos, and may receive punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Major Paul Rickert, Wisconsin National Guard’s director of public affairs, said that the photos and comments do not portray any misconduct during the performance of actual military funeral honors. Rickert added that the Guard expects all soldiers who carry out this detail to handle it with professionalism and honor and these photos and comments do not appear to align with those values.
Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, the Wisconsin adjutant general who ordered the investigation, said he was “appalled” by the photos. Gen. Frank Grass, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon, has directed the Army National Guard to conduct its own investigation of the matter.