This looks like a cruel hoax designed to mock civilians in uniform. It's like something Grant would have ordered built to keep Ben Butler out of trouble.
Instead, it's a commentary on the state of Army "professionalism" and its victory over the "native genius" of civilian leadership after 1865.
The Army's "zero defects" mentality now seeks high-tech idiot-proofing devices to keep career-inhibiting mistakes way down.
p.s. Hat tip to Opposed Systems Design.