Seven members of the renowned Navy SEAL Team Six — including one member that was on the mission that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden — have been disciplined for revealing classified information while consulting with EA on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The heroes got in trouble for “disclosing classified information and misusing command gear while working with the gamemakers.” Here are more details from Interaksyon:
The seven each received a punitive letter of reprimand and were docked half pay for two months, a Navy official said. A defense official said all Pentagon employees are required to follow Defense Department guidance on outside employment, a measure put into place to ensure “the highest ethical behavior.”
Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, the deputy commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, said the Navy treats allegations of misconduct seriously and also enforces nondisclosure agreements signed by sailors who join the special operations forces.
Personally, I think these guys should be allowed to club baby seals, deplete the ozone layer, and burn all the rain forests they want. They’re true heroes. However, I’m not military, so my opinion on the matter doesn’t mean much, and I understand that the Navy has to police itself. It would have been nice if the SEAL Team Six members got off scott free and all the blame was placed on EA. *joke*
Any thoughts on the Medal of Honor: Warfighter security leak?