Well, if you ask a certain member of the Corps who was a DE, then if you fight your corner then you can beat the system! and good on him! If 'They' didnt say what we could and couldnt do, then more fool them!
Hang on, what are we saying yes or no too? RTUing them or keeping them at all costs?? It's one of them double negative/oxymoron fecking confusing questions like you always get it progress tests on courses.
I must agree with Piglet _Files, honesty, integrity and reliability. It should, however, be noted that cheating has always been euphemistically known as showing initiative and therefore perhaps we shouldn't take such a dim view of it. I think 252_me and rebel_with_a_cause make a valid point, cheating and getting caught is probably the real crime. Does the punishment fit the crime and send the right message, which I believe is the question that Alaarm is trying to ask, well that will have been a decision taken by the management and course administrators and Im sure they will have taken all the facts into consideration when making that decision, notably can we afford to readily dispense with such a group of manpower. Ultimately the embarrassment of being caught is probably the real punishment.