US Navy Seals in hot water for Medal of Honor work

US Navy Seals in hot water for Medal of Honor work
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

November 9th 2012 at 12:12PM

Seven members of Team Six reprimanded for revealing classified materials

Seven US Navy Seals have been disciplined for revealing secrets after working as consultants on EA’s recently released first person shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

As reported by CBS News, the team were paid to act as consultants for two days during the summer on the title in an effort to enhance the game’s realism.

Whilst, for obvious reasons, it is unclear of the nature of the secrets revealed, it has been revealed that the Navy Seals used classified material given to them by the Navy when providing support on the title.

The seven members of Seal Team Six were all still on active duty during the time of consultancy, with one member having previously taken part in the raid against Osama Bin Laden.

They have all now received letters of reprimand, which prevents their chances of promotion, whilst the they have also had half of their pay withheld for two months.

As well as the seven Navy Seals disciplined, four other members of Team Six are also under investigation, and have been transferred out of the active unit whilst this is carried out.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter has received a poor critical reception since it was released on October 23rd, garnering an average Metacritic score of 52 on Xbox 360.