Rebel or loyal soldier? Insurgent or protector? Terrorist or freedom fighter? It's a matter of perspective.
Kiellen considers herself to be staunchly loyal to the cause of taking the planet back from the Losh. She'd deck anyone who tried to tell her otherwise. But as you can see from this passage, she's not a very obedient loyalist.
Creativity and initiative are valuable qualities in many areas of life, but when you're at war, any hint of dissent needs to be treated with caution, if not outright punished. The cognitive dissonance that arises from the battle between Kiellen's need to obey and her need for perfection can't last forever without needing to be resolved.
And that's where the greatest danger lies.