The US military is investigating ‘incidents’ of soldiers posing in uniform with fetish gear.
Published on 14.12.2022
PM reports that IOn Monday, the US military announced it would review photos of men in military gear wearing dog masks and bondage gear.
The behavior depicted in the footage, some of which has surfaced on social media in recent days, has come under intense scrutiny, with many calling for those involved to be disciplined.
According to USA Today, Army spokesman Maj. Jonathan Lewis said in a statement that the Army was “aware of content found on social media reflecting the activities of soldiers while in uniform. adding that “the incident is currently under investigation. »
Internal emails reviewed by the outlet revealed that officials believe some of the photos were taken at an army base in Hawaii, and the man allegedly pictured in one of the photos, @PupRavage, lists Honolulu as his current location on Twitter, which confirms these claims.
He describes himself as a “rubber enthusiast”, a “bondage expert” and a “chastity aficionado”, and says he “proudly served” in the military. In a previous post, he said he served for “nearly three decades.”
Veteran Kris Cruz said @PupRavage and his colleague @GuyFoxer, who wears a dog mask, were “a disgrace to the uniform they wear”.
“How can America be taken seriously? ” he added.
As USA Today reports, other undisclosed photos on social media show “submissive poses and sex acts.” »
Under military law, officers are prohibited from engaging in conduct that “dishonors them personally or dishonors the military profession.” »
The men involved could be found guilty of violating article 134, which covers “conduct likely to bring discredit to the armed forces. The photos could also be found to violate Section 133, which covers “conduct unbecoming an officer.”
There are a whole host of potential penalties. Even though @PupRavage has retired, he could be called back to active duty to face a court martial or be reassigned to a lower rank.