Seven Navy SEALs reprimanded for lapse
Recently, seven US Navy SEALs were reprimanded for giving classified information to a video game manufacturer to make the Navy SEALs tradecraft on video games lot more realistic. The seven were charged with the unauthorised showing of their official combat gear and dereliction of duty for disclosing classified material after an investigation found the seven to have worked as paid consultants for two days with the video game company Electronic Arts.
The seven members were consulting with Electronic Arts on the game “Medal of Honor: Warfighter”. The game touts that it is developed with the help of former and active duty commandos.
All seven are active duty members of SEAL Team 6, considered the most elite of the Navy’s SEAL community. At least one of the team members was on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year, according to a Navy official. They have been reprimanded and their pay taken for two months. The move essentially prevents their chances for promotion and ends their military careers.