Rear Admiral Collin P. Green, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command. (U.S. NAVY)
Rear Admiral Collin P. Green, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command. (U.S. NAVY)

Navy’s top SEAL orders adoption of grooming and uniform standards, blames leadership for “ethically misaligned” troops

by Corey Dickstein
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON – The Navy’s top SEAL has ordered Naval Special Warfare Command to adopt stringent grooming and uniform standards required throughout the rest of the service, telling his top commanders “that a portion of this force is ethically misaligned with our culture.”

In a memorandum issued Tuesday to senior SEAL commanders, Rear Adm. Collin Green, the commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, blamed a lack of leadership for a recent string of high-profile SEAL scandals that point to ethical problems within the ranks of the Navy’s elite force.

The new guidance is the result of a command-wide review of ethics and culture that Green ordered last month as the SEAL community has dealt with several high-profile issues in recent years including accusations of war crimes, charges of illicit drug use, drinking on duty in the Middle East, sexual assault and the involvement of two SEALs in the murder of a Green Beret.

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