This response is provided based on the information you shared and should not be used as the sole source for making a decision. You should seek guidance from the chain of command, IG, JAG or other certified agencies before making any decisions. How you chose to use this information is totally up to you and is your sole responsibility.
It usually is not legal for leaders to apply this type of problem solving as it requires the Soldier to use personal property that they are paying for and this is not legal.
Is this a battle you really want to fight? For example a Soldier that does not want to provide this information might receive the following attention from leadership: