The accused ringleader of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse was a specialist?
I doubt it. Specialists don’t out-rank anybody. It’s an E-4 position, lateral with Corporeal but they’re not non-commissioned officers. Specialists are Privates with slightly better paychecks.
Where are the officers and staff non-commissioned officers who were in charge of Abu Ghraib? Safely obscure.
Throw another enlisted man on the fire, the system protects it’s own.