Scandals Stall Navy Plan To Expand SEAL Platoons

The military site Task & Purpose reports:

A plan to boost the number of elite Navy SEAL platoons that could deploy across the globe remains in limbo months after the effort was halted by a string of high-profile scandals.

The plan was viewed as a positive step toward meeting the demands placed on the highly trained community. More platoons could deploy independently and offer more leadership positions across the force, Capt. Tamara Lawrence, a spokeswoman for the command, said.

But the effort was abruptly stopped this summer when Rear Adm. Collin Green, head of Naval Special Warfare Command, issued a four-page directive to his commanders calling for a return to good order and discipline for a community that had been making headlines for bad behavior.