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The fallout from Marines United: 11 discharged, 8 separated and up to 30 career-ending reprimands so far

Posted On: Sep 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The fallout from Marines United: 11 discharged, 8 separated and up to 30 career-ending reprimands so far

Sgt. Timothy Smithers/U.S. Marine Corps
The Marine Corps has prosecuted and discharged 11 troops due to their involvement in the "Marines United" nude photo scandal last year
Along with the discharges, handfuls of Marines are also facing adminstrative separations and potentially career-ending punishments
A total of 185 people, including some civilians, have been suspected of involvement in the nonconsentual sharing of nude photos of female servicemembers
The Marine Corps continues to wade through prosecutions of active-duty troops found to have been involved in the swapping of nude photos of troops through the "Marines United" Facebook page last year, or other social media misconduct in a similar vein.
As of this month, 101 prosecutions have been completed, with 11 troops sent to court-martial, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn Walters said Tuesday. Walters, who was made head of initiatives to investigate the social media scandal and root out underlying cultural issues, told members of the...

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