It was a little past ten o'clock, and the weather outside was clear and gusty, typical of winters among the sand pines of coastal North Carolina. The woman—call her Judy—was checking into a new unit. She'd come to CIF to collect her standard issue of combat equipment. While Judy stood among the rows of stacked body armor, Kevlar helmets, and camouflage hiking packs, an infantryman named Brenden McDonel, who was standing a few places behind her in line, pulled out his phone and started surreptitiously taking her photograph. McDonel didn't know Judy, but that didn't keep him from posting the pictures to a private Facebook group called Marines United.
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Marine Scandal - Photos of Nude Female Servicewomen on Facebook Page
The head of the US Marines has vowed to hold service members accountable for sharing nude photos of their female colleagues online. Gen Robert Neller promised to change the Marine culture while testifying before a Senate committee. Last week, reports emerged that current and former Marines were sharing photos on Facebook and on message boards, triggering a Navy investigation. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said that the military had not done enough to address longstanding allegations of rampant sexual assault and harassment.
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Skip to content. All without consent. Not only that, but identifying information for many of the women was also shared among group members. The allegations arose over the weekend in a report from The War Horse on the Reveal website.
Marine Corps officials have called on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service to investigate after it was revealed that images of nude female servicemembers had been shared on Dropbox. Christopher Harrison said Monday. Harrison and Air Force Maj. Carla Gleason, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, confirmed the new allegations span beyond the Marine Corps and could include all of the military services. They would not say Monday whether active-duty or reserve servicemembers were suspected of distributing the content, which was made illegal in December as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.