Navy SEALs disciplined over Medal of Honor Warfighter consulting
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 9, 2012 6:00AM PST
The US Navy has disciplined seven members of SEAL Team 6 for consulting with EA on man-shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The special ops chaps spent two days with EA without authorization from a commander, during which classified material slipped past their lips and they showed off their official combat gear--pretty big no-nos.
That's the word on CNN's Security Clearance blog, which reports they've been given letters of reprimand and lost pay for two months. According to CNN, this is enough to effectively halt their careers in their tracks.
"Naval Special Warfare (NSW) takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and conducts investigations to determine the facts. We likewise take seriously the Non-Disclosure Agreements signed by Sailors and adherence to the articles of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice," Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli said in a statement.
"We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as Sailors in the United States Navy. The non-judicial punishment decisions made today send a clear message throughout our Force that we are and will be held to a high standard of accountability."
You hear that, special ops men? Don't do it. It's naughty. Not that consulting actual SEALs appears to have particularly helped MoH: Warfighter, which Andrew deemed another also-ran in our review.