I do not know this presnt day military, nor understand it.
A court-martial for this is a joke. Not exactly a morale booster. This problem should have never gotten this far. Deal with at the lower levels. A minor dressing down, a promise not to do it again, and then all go out for a beer together.
My god, I might have been shot for all the scrounging i did. We stole armed forces police Jeeps in saigon, painted them, put numbers on them and had the only platoon with six Jeeps with the same numbers.