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Don’t Ask: Florida Student Kicked Out Of Navy ROTC For Doing Gay Porn

A Florida student has been discharged from his Navy ROTC program for appearing in gay-porn videos.

Midshipman Andrew Koch—known to porn consumers as Patrick Hunter (right)—was initially put on an involuntary leave in July, reports South Florida Gay News, but a week later Personnel Review Board recommended he be discharged for “a serious moral offense, inconsistent with good order and discipline.” The Board also recommending charging Koch for back tuition and fees adding up to $26,000.

Koch—who has identified as straight on porn sites like Bait Buddies, says  he “is not at all ashamed of gay sex”  but decided to pursue porn because of financial hardship. He claims he “never meant to disrespect the Navy, never appeared in uniform, and never associated his private work in pornography with the Navy in any way.”

He is currently filing an appeal, with counsel provided by SFGN publisher Norm Kent, who notes the  contract Koch signed with the corps was a civil contract with “specific terms and conditions that have not been breached.”

What do you think? Should member of the Armed Forces—even ROTC—have the same freedoms in their personal life as civilians? Or do you have to play by whatever rules the brass sets up? Enlist in the comments corps below!