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"Medal of Honor: Warfighter"  (Source: itechbook.net)
They all received letters of reprimand and a cut of half their pay for two months

Seven U.S. Navy SEAL members are in hot water for participating in the making of the video game, "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."

Video game developer Electronic Arts (EA) recently paid seven active and retired U.S. Navy SEALs to help in the creation of "Medal of Honor: Warfighter" in order to make it as realistic as possible.

However, the Navy wasn't too pleased with this move. It said that their participation was a violation of Article 92, which basically states that members of the Navy SEALs cannot disclose classified material to anyone. The Navy believes that these members provided classified information to EA for the making of the game, but it is unclear what this classified information was.

Now, the seven SEALs are facing punishment, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). DOD said that a non-judicial punishment hearing was carried out on November 7 where the seven SEALs faced administrative proceedings. An NSW investigation is now being conducted to see if more members of the Navy were involved.

The seven Navy SEALs consist of two Senior Chief Special Operators and five Chief Special Operators, which all received letters of reprimand and a cut of half their pay for two months.

According to EA, they were unaware of whether the seven Navy SEALs asked the DOD for permission to participate first.

Back in 2010, EA's "Medal of Honor" was banned from military PXs globally because of multiplayer Taliban characters.

Source: Polygon



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By sixteenornumber on 11/10/2012 6:16:49 AM , Rating: 2
Article 92 is also know as the "all others" Article. If there isn't a regulation specifically saying you can't do something and you do, it's article 92. Took a piss on the admirals lawn? ARTICLE 92! I highly doubt any classified info was involved. I'd wager that there was a greater change it was something minuscule and EA is promoting it as being something bigger as a marketing tactic.


By foolsgambit11 on 11/10/2012 6:19:40 PM , Rating: 2
That's Article 134. Article 92 is violating a regulation or general order. So if you don't shave in uniform or grow your hair out (as a male) you'd be charged under Article 92, because there's a specific regulation covering acceptable hair in the military. It may feel like a catch-all article, but that's only because the military has regulations covering pretty much everything in a service member's life.


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