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Monday, April 17, 2017

The Navy is investigating a decorated SEAL who moonlights as a porn actor. The Naval Special Warfare Command wants to know whether Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph Schmidt III properly obtained permission from his commanders for outside work and whether they condoned his acting career, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. Schmidt, 42, has spent 23 years in the military and holds numerous medals, including a citation of valor for combat overseas. He has appeared in recruiting campaigns, even serving as the face of the SEAL program on its website, the Union-Tribune said. He has appeared under the name Jay Voom in at least 29 sex films over seven years with titles such as Apple Smashing Lap Dance to Strippers Come Home Horny from the Club, the paper said. Many feature his wife, porn star Jewels Jade.

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In an interview this week, Schmidt's wife of 15 years claimed that many high-ranking SEALs have long known about her husband's movies and seemed to tolerate his moonlighting. For example, she said, she was invited to the commandos' Coronado campus to sign autographs for troops after she was named a 2011 Penthouse Pet of the Month.

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Somewhere out there is an NCIS agent tasked with reviewing hours of video footage...
To that guy: TYFYS.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-04-16 11:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

He isn't a commissioned officer and he isn't breaking the law. End of story. Hell, I was on active duty for 22 years, if all the sexual misbehavior was known and dwelt with, we probity wouldn't have enough people to do the flag detail. As long as you obey the three rules, you will not have much of an issue.
I. Don't hump the Help.
II. Don't play where you work.
III. Don't get on your knees for your boss.
And recently we have had to add a fourth because of the new media.
IV. Don't brag about what you are doing, putting whatever you are doing on the web is bragging.

#2 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-04-17 09:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He isn't a commissioned officer and he isn't breaking the law. End of story.

That's not the end of the story. He had rules to follow like any other soldier and allegedly broke one by not obtaining approval for this job.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2017-04-17 10:37 AM | Reply

#3 | Posted by rcade, Hell I did security for concerts and bounced at strip clubs. I had permission from my first line supervisor. Saw lots of illegal and immoral activity, especially among the roadies and the dancers. So how much difference is what I did than what he did? Actually there are very few rules about doing immoral acts, illegal yes, immoral no. In a world where there are no secrets- most don't want to know.

#4 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-04-17 10:53 AM | Reply

I had permission from my first line supervisor... So how much difference is what I did than what he did?
#4 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2017-04-17 10:53 AM

I'm gonna say asked and answered. Or in this case, answered and then asked. That appears to be the crux on which they sit-- he didn't ask permission. Now, they may really have it in for him and this is the only way to get him, who knows. But if you wanna know the difference-- you asked, he didn't. For whatever reason, they're making that an issue.

#5 | Posted by deadseasquirrel at 2017-04-17 11:14 AM | Reply

I honestly could care less as long as he didn't break any rules. If he did, fine. Punish him to the extent necessary and let him get back to work.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-04-17 11:31 AM | Reply

You don't care if did something that was against the rules as long as he didn't break any rules?

#7 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-04-17 11:39 AM | Reply

So how much difference is what I did than what he did?

A lot of difference. Your job was private and easily hidden. His job was to be a public entertainer and the movies will be online forever.

I think it's an embarrassment to the Navy SEALs for him to work in porn.

From a story:

"The military has a long history of punishing active-duty service members and even veterans who do everything from writing unauthorized memoirs, to taking side jobs without permission, to engaging in work seen as detrimental to the military's reputation."

www.sandiegouniontribune.com

A female Air Force sergeant was demoted for appearing in Playboy in 2007.

#8 | Posted by rcade at 2017-04-17 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Having a part time job off duty was pretty common for Marine at Pendleton in my day. But you had to get permission. And yes, they wanted to know who, what when, etc. My guess is the top brass just caught wind of "what" he was doing.

#9 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-04-17 01:45 PM | Reply

Dudes don't get paid much to be in porn, unless they have special 'gifts'. It's the gals who make the money. Having his wife in this line of business--and benefiting from it--seems a little close to turning her out, IMO...

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2017-04-17 04:28 PM | Reply

His wife is a porn star and they were surprised by this?

That's retarded even for the Navy.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-04-17 10:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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