The Associated Press and other outlets are reporting that members of the Navy's SEAL Team 6 – best known for their involvement in Osama bin Laden's death – have been punished for helping develop a video game.
According to NBC.com, seven members of the team helped in the creation of the “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” game.
They were issued written reprimands and will have to give up a portion of their salaries for two months, according to the report.
Rear Admiral Gary Bonelli, the deputy commander of Naval Special Warfare who is based at the Naval Amphibious Base, wrote that the punishments “send a clear message throughout our Force that we are and will be held to a high standard of accountability," according to NBC.
The SEALs, once known for their secrecy and vaunted toughness, have been in the spotlight increasingly, which placed real members of the team in a fictional setting.
In September, another SEAL released a book, No Easy Day, offering insight into the bin Laden raid. Questions were raised then about whether the author, writing under the psydonym Mark Owen, had committed any national security breaches by writing the tome.