A sailor who refused to stand for morning colors may now face administrative action, Military.com reported late Wednesday.
Naval Education and Training Command spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows did not detail the specific actions the Navy is taking against the young, African-American sailor.
The young woman is training at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to continue training with her class.
She sailor posted an eight-minute video to Facebook late last month explaining why she was following in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by not standing during the national anthem. The woman cited the now-defunct third stanza of the song and instead of stopping in place and standing during the morning command, she took a seat and raised her fist in the air, a symbol of the Black Power movement.
"[The stanza] basically says land of the free, home of the brave, except for hirelings and slaves and I just can't support anything like that," the sailor said. "I think Colin had a really good point when he said we had bodies in the streets."
The sailor said she will not stand for the anthem "until this country shows they've got my back as a black woman."