CORONADO, Calif. — The Navy is investigating a decorated SEAL who moonlights as a porn actor.


The Naval Special Warfare Command wants to know whether Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph Schmidt III properly obtained permission from his commanders for outside work and whether they condoned his acting career, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday.


“There are very clear regulations which govern outside employment as well as prohibitions on behavior that is discrediting to the service,” said Capt. Jason Salata, a SEALs spokesman.


Schmidt, 42, has spent 23 years in the military and holds numerous medals, including a citation of valor for combat overseas. He has appeared in recruiting campaigns, even serving as the face of the SEAL program on its website, the Union-Tribune said.


He has appeared under the name Jay Voom in at least 29 adult films over seven years with titles ranging from “Apple Smashing Lap Dance” to “Strippers Come Home Horny from the Club.”


Many of the films feature his wife, a well-known porn actress who works under the name Jewels Jade, CBS Los Angeles reports.


CBS News recently reported on turmoil in the SEALs over “staggering” drug use and alleged profiteering among members of the elite force.


Schmidt declined to comment to the Union-Tribune, but his wife said many of his fellow SEALs at the Coronado base in Southern California watched the videos online.


“They knew about it at work,” Jade said. “He got called in and they said, ‘Look, keep it on the low, don’t mention the SEAL name and blah, blah, blah.’”


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