So I wanted to follow up to the recent story of the seven members of SEAL Team 6 who were reprimanded for providing “consultation” to EA Games for their newest first person shooter game Medal of Honor: Warfighter. In lieu of the recent story and an awesome Black Friday deal that gets me Warfighter for $25 I decided to buy the game and see what all the hooplah is about.
I finished the single player campaign (storyline portion) of the game in a few days and definitely enjoyed it. As for OPSEC violations, I didn’t find much and I made sure to keep an eye out.
“It’s a slippery slope when you drill down on some specific terminology in some of the MOH video narratives. Stuff like embassy, meet ups, and breacher tactics.” said on SOCOM professional close to the SEAL community.
The two reasons why they were disciplined? They didn’t ask permission from their command, and they presented the game developers with their personal gear/kit of what they use in real missions.