Suck it up and show the SM that she can take his crap and drive on. First off she should have been at the position of attention if a colonel was there. So other than the fact that its a combat zone last time I was there and you give no salutes so that foreign operatives wouldn't know the rank of people. You cant beat the system. Its structured so that ncos lead by example. Showing the SM that she can handle what he puts out will work much better for her in the long run. As always there are 2 sides to the story. We where not there so what happened can be totally different that what you are told. not saying your daughter is a lier but the way someone perceives the situation can be way different than what really happened. i am not sure how she became an e5 in under 2 years. That is also the problem with the military the promote people way to early.
I have to say I am with Topher on this one. 1. She should of surely been at the position of attention, unless the SgtMaj or Col told her at ease and even then she should of went to parade rest, so yes I can see where they say she was actually being disrespectful. 2. Topher was right again at saying that her being a E5 under 2 years, probably added to the situation, because she is so inexperienced that she didn't know any better. I know if I saw one of my Sgts talking to the SgtMaj or Col and were not at the position of attention, even if they (SgtMaj...Col) didn't say anything, I would still get in the ass later. 3. I always have hated the saying Roger that, because I get the feeling that my Marines are basicly saying whatever in the back of their mind.
But for her to have to go back to her own squadron and have her own SgtMaj tell her, she has always been disrespectful to him is B.S., because if that's true, it should of been addressed a long time ago, and not brought up at this time. And she said she won the squadrons SgtMaj board for soldier of the year, tells me that her command has some issues. I kind of think she has a case, and then again I don't. Regardless, like Hesaves stated, that shit would get swept under the table.
Now don't take offense to any of this, or what anybody else says, because you have so many reasons to be proud of your daughter, maybe my daughter will grow up to be as brave as yours.
Good Luck and Semper Fi to ALL the military members