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U.S. Navy Discharges Man For Doing Gay Adult Modeling

Midshipman Andrew Koch has been kicked out of the U.S. Navy ROTC in the third year of a four-year scholarship service contract and  ordered to pay back nearly $26,000.00 dollars in scholarship money after the Navy discovered that Andrew under the name of Patrick Hunter had done some part-time gay modeling through the adult website FabScout.com

The Personal Review Board that made the decision found Andrew’s part-time “modeling” to be “inconsistent with good order and discipline,” and “inconsistent with what the Navy deems morally acceptable.”

Koch was informed by a commanding officer, T.M. Calabrese, that he was being placed on an involuntary leave of absence, while he was being investigated “for an alleged serious moral offense that brings discredit upon the naval service.”

A week later the Board concurred, advising Andrew that he would also be liable to return all tuition, fees, and educational expenses incurred during his tenure.

In a statement Andrew wrote: , “[I] never meant to disrespect the Navy, never appeared in uniform, and never associated [my] private work in pornography with the Navy in any way. Morality is a very subjective ideal.”

The Navy’s Personnel Review Board (PRB) rejected Koch’s claim, but did note that his conduct was “perfectly legal.” Even so they still concluded it was inconsistent with Navy standards.

Andrew added that he started the gay modeling to raise funds because he was experiencing financial hardship, after being placed on a leave of absence from the NROTC for medical reasons.  “I am not at all ashamed of gay sex. I just needed to support myself. It was never my intention to bring any discredit to the service. I never correlated my private conduct with my public service. I saw a disconnect between the two.”

Lesbian Air Force Sergeant DISCHARGED AFTER Civilian Police OUT Here To Military Officials

They didn’t ask, and she didn’t tell.  Jene Newsome played by the militaries DADT rules and she was still discarged!

The lesbian Air Force Seargents honorable discharge under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy came only after police officers in Rapid City, S.D., saw an Iowa marriage certificate in her home and told the nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base.

The Rapid City Police Department says Newsome, an aircraft armament system craftsman who spent nine years in the Air Force, was not cooperative when they showed up at her home in November with an arrest warrant for her partner, who was wanted on theft charges in Fairbanks, Alaska. Newsome was at work at the base at the time and refused to immediately come home and assist the officers in finding her partner, whom she married in Iowa — where gay marriage is legal — in October.

Police officers, who said they spotted the marriage license on the kitchen table through a window of Newsome’s home, (because eveyone keeps it on the kitchen table, right?) alerted the base, police Chief Steve Allender said in a statement sent to the AP. The license was relevant to the investigation because it showed both the relationship and residency of the two women, he said.

In the complaint filed last month with the department, ACLU South Dakota said police had no legal reason to tell the military Newsome was a lesbian and that officers knew if they did, it would jeopardize her military career.

Newsome, who was discharged in January, said she didn’t know where the marriage license was in her home when police came to her house on Nov. 20 and claims the officers were retaliating because she wouldn’t help with her partner’s arrest.

“This information was intentionally turned over because of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and to out Jene so that she would lose her military status,” said Robert Doody, executive director of ACLU South Dakota