The US Army quietly pulled a 15-second televised recruiting spot earlier this week after learning that one of the soldiers featured was a convicted rapist, according to a leaked document obtained by Business Insider.
The spot, titled “Honor,” began airing nationally on May 8 and was removed from all media outlets on May 15. It was pulled about an hour after Army officials learned an image taken in July 2014 featured a soldier who was convicted of rape the following year.
“All soldiers, civilians, and family members are vetted prior to filming in any national or local advertising effort. However, participants are not usually vetted a second time if images are later used,” Maj. Avon Cornelius wrote of the incident, in an unclassified executive summary.
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