It is my understanding that a recommedation for an award has to go to the specific level of the reviewer ie. a recommendation for MSM has to go to the ESC level and can not be reviewed at the BDE level. However, the direct command can make a recomendation to the reviewer on whether the soldier should receive such an award being recommended for? True/not? 2) If a soldier receives an article 15 at MOB site (MOB site gives the article 15 not the direct command because they were already down range)article 15 had nothing to do with the deployment or job performance in country, soldier completed punishment and was not flagged. Can the command, 1. not send the award to the appropriate level of reviewer? 2. can the article 15 have or directly downgrade the award even though no policy posted and soldier not flagged? and if the command did use the fact that the soldier received an article 15 at MOB site to automatically down grade the award is that an IG complaint?