First of all, because of the lack of appropriate punctuation this actually reads that the officers asked for approprisate corrective actions be taken. Nay, nay, nay. It was the superiors who did the recommending.
The officers had the approval of their Lord and He takes precedence over any man in authority. They were serving their God and more power to them. Oh, and BTW, they also have the first amendment on their side. They were exercising their right to free speech and they were NOT making a LAW for the establishment of a government religion. In America we have the right (all of us citizens) to practice the religion of our choice. Any time, any place. It's all America. Not little pieces and patches of this land. Why is that so darned hard to understand? Could it possibly be that some folk are trying to make it into something it is not, just to suit their own preferences? Oh, surely not. But IF they were, they'll have to take their preferences elsewhere.
Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. As military officers they are required to follow regulations. If they can't then they should leave the military.
IMHO, well stated, Semper fi