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US Navy SEALS in disciplinary action over EA's Medal of Honor
Posted: 09.11.2012 12:45 by Simon Priest Comments: 1
According to reports, seven members of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6 are being hauled in by their US superiors to face disciplinary action over acting without consent in aiding EA's Danger Close.

Each of the seven have received a "punitive letter of reprimand" with wages cut for two months. They are being charged in violation of Article 92 as they disclosed "classified material."

EA has used the fact that actual soldiers assigned very high risk objectives helped out their development team as a publicity tool for their revival of Medal of Honor.

"A non-judicial punishment hearing was conducted yesterday, Nov. 7 and seven Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel faced administrative proceedings. An additional NSW investigation is ongoing to determine if more personnel may be involved," the US Department of State told Polygon.

"They are being charged with violation of Article 92: Orders violation, misuse of command gear and violation of Article 92: Dereliction of duty, disclosure of classified material. Two Senior Chief Special Operators and five Chief Special Operators received the punishment. They received a punitive letter of reprimand and forfeiture of half-a-month's pay for two months."

EA has responded claiming they "do not know if the veterans who consulted on the game were in contact with the Department of Defense." Medal of Honor: Warfighter released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC late last month to a less than desirable average metacritic ratings for all three platforms; 52, 56 and 55 respectively.

Source: Eurogamer
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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 09, 2012
herodotus
Way to go. Send your troops to war with a good hearted wave, and slap in them in the face with the other for using initiative and thinking independently from the 'higher-ups'. The punishment doesn't look bad to a civilan, but it's a career-stopping blot on the old record.
The injured parties might now wish to seek compensation from Danger Close/Dice/EA.