To quote from the attached article
"Academy chief Commodore Bruce Kafer says an investigation has begun.
"If the perpetrators or those alleged to have been involved are found guilty of a crime, this could result in termination of their military careers," he said."
I am fairly sure that if it was an OR that was responsible for action like this they would be facing a disciplinary action regardless of the AFP investigation. If this story is correct and I have no reason to think it is not, Kate's partner and his cohorts have shown very clearly they are not mature enough or responsible enough to be Officers in a modern professional military. But then again they are baby officers so will be protected by the Academy as have so many others in past.