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Navy Seals Punished For Sharing Too Much With EA

If you’ve payed any attention to the Medal of Honor: Warfighter ad campaign, then you’d know that real Navy SEALs helped collaborate on the game. As it happens, merely serving as consultants on the game, was a direct violation of their code: “SEALs are silent warriors who shun the spotlight.”

Not only did they violate their code, but they’re also being accused of disclosing classified information. I find this all very strange, considering that a movie was made this year, featuring real active duty Navy SEALs as the main characters. I don’t remember them being accused of the same violations.

The United States Department of Defense provided Polygon with the following update:

A non-judicial punishment hearing was conducted yesterday, Nov. 7 and seven Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel faced administrative proceedings. An additional NSW investigation is ongoing to determine if more personnel may be involved.

They are being charged with violation of Article 92: Orders violation, misuse of command gear and violation of Article 92: Dereliction of duty, disclosure of classified material.

Two Senior Chief Special Operators and five Chief Special Operators received the punishment. They received a punitive letter of reprimand and forfeiture of ½ month’s pay for two months.