moloko, on 09 November 2012 - 06:42, said:
Heard this on the army news this morning. Stupid of them to do this. They did it all for the money which is not what part of the Navy Seals COC is about.
And if they had used retired SOF forces (the only other option), there would have been complaints (partially justified) that the game was not realistic enough.
The issue (in this case) was not working for a video-game company, but revealing classified information to unauthorized persons - that's something you can't do even if you work for the military as a civilian. (Even though NO sources and methods as far as intelligence were revealed, for some weird reason, apparently certain aspects of SOF training - including that of SEALs - are the issue here. That has me going "What the *bleep*? This is after an entire BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) class was followed - in its entirety - by a documentary film crew? Something smells here, and it's not Leon Panetta's aftershave.")
This is administrative punishment ("Captain's Mast" is the Navy term) - not a court-martial. Still, as I said above, something smells about this.