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SEAL under investigation for moonlighting as porn actor

CORONADO, San Diego County — 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. “There are very clear regulations which govern outside employment ... as well as prohibitions on behavior that is discrediting to the service,” said Capt. Jason Salata, a SEALs spokesman. Schmidt, 42, has spent 23 years in the military and holds numerous medals, including a citation of valor for combat overseas. Schmidt declined to comment to the newspaper, but his wife said many of his fellow SEALs at the Coronado base in Southern California watched the videos online. Jade first appeared in porn films in 2001, but she left the industry by 2003 to become a wife and mother and help run a real estate firm the couple founded in 2005 while Schmidt was assigned to Virginia. Jade said she recruited her husband as an unpaid performer to cut the costs of making films for her website and film-distribution service.

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