Those Navy SEALs Medal of Honor: Warfighter was so proud of its involvement with? Busted for disclosing classified material to EA

File this one under "oh dear". It turns out that Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the game sold as a supposedly ultra-authentic tribute to the military by way of the involvement of real elite military operatives, has dropped seven of those operatives in serious disiplinary trouble.

It's been confirmed that the operatives involved, all active members of the prestigious SEAL Team Six, participated in the game's development without authorisation and against military regulations. The Navy, naturally, is not letting that slide.

In a statement given to Security Clearance, Rear Admiral Gerry Bonelli explained ""Naval Special Warfare (NSW) takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and conducts investigations to determine the facts. We likewise take seriously the Non-Disclosure Agreements signed by Sailors and adherence to the articles of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.

"We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as Sailors in the United States Navy. The non-judicial punishment decisions made today send a clear message throughout our Force that we are and will be held to a high standard of accountability”

Those punishment decisions? A letter of reprimand each, and no pay for two month. Which might mot sound too bad, considering, but will apparently end any chances of promotion and thus stall the career progression of all affected to a dead stop.

Thanks, CNN.


  • Apastron - November 10, 2012 5:33 a.m.

    The authentic information that they've been fined for was the real-life ability to get shot, and then hide behind a wall for a couple of seconds to completely recover. A tribute to the troops, indeed.
  • oryanbelt - November 9, 2012 8:02 p.m.

    Is it classified what the classified info was?
  • nissac830 - November 9, 2012 3:11 p.m.

    Well... since Games Radar doesn't have a way to discreetly contact the editors via email, public humiliation is my only option: will an Editor for this website please attend to this article and fix all of the misspellings and misplaced or missing punctuation? If you need help in identifying all of your mistakes (I spotted 7) then you are welcome to email me at the address on file.
  • joebidet - November 11, 2012 1:38 p.m.

    Congratulations, your public humiliation was a success! If you need help identifying all the ways you made yourself look like a douche (I spotted 7) then you are welcome to email me at the address on file.
  • talleyXIV - November 9, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Not even for a good game.
  • Pwnz0r3d - November 9, 2012 10:43 a.m.

    They didn't release any sensitive information. Nothing about the raid was released, and nothing about tactics or weapons that we don't already know about. They were disciplined because they happened to be current SEAL Team 6 members, and they shouldn't be involved in anything like this because they're active duty. If they were veterans, the Navy/Pentagon wouldn't care. So honestly, this is just stupid.
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 9, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    Good job EA. Make a crap, also-ran of a game, and get our service men and women into hot water (no pun intended) with their responsibilities. I will say that the SEALs probably also knew they weren't supposed to be divulging the info, but I seriously doubt that EA will do a damn thing to compensate these people.
  • Travia220 - November 9, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    Yes, because EA put a gun to their head and forced them. Let's not put the blame of stupid people on EA. It's not EA Games job to compensate them for doing something stupid.
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 13, 2012 6:37 a.m.

    Yes, but to me at least, it seems a bit selfish of EA to not protect these people's identity in one way or another. It's just a jerk move.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 9, 2012 9:25 a.m.

    loooooooool screw ea XD activision all the way!
  • Turtman - November 9, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    EA put a few guys out of a promotion, but Activision closes down game studios regularly and lays of thousands of people. Yes, "activision all the way". You are an idiot.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 9, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    ea drm activision no drm i think we all see the idiot now.
  • talleyXIV - November 11, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    Your name is dumb, argument invalid.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 11, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    carry on trolling somewhere else.
  • Turtman - November 15, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    Steam DRM Xbox Live (COD Map Packs) DRM PSN DRM Deal with DRM.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 16, 2012 12:40 a.m.

    origin actually stops you playing games unless you are logged in... you know very little
  • Turtman - November 16, 2012 3:13 a.m.

    So does Steam. So does Xbox Live with Indie games. So does PSN/Live with multiplayer titles. You know even less.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 16, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    no im right on this case unfortunately for you. you cant even play games on origin if youre not logged into the internet which is pathetic and your multiplayer excuse is the dumbest thing i have heard.... of course you need to sign in to xbox live for multiplayer you can find friends etc you thought you didnt?? ha oh boy im done with you
  • Turtman - November 16, 2012 12:52 p.m.

    You can be connected to the Internet and not be signed into Live, ya big dummy. How do you think PC players play online? Dummy. You can't play games on Steam unless you are logged in. Dummy. And Activision games are on Steam. Dummy.
  • ventanger - November 9, 2012 8:52 a.m.

    All joking about the games quality aside, those guys deserve much better treatment than this.

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