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.

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