The Marine Corps is deeply concerned about allegations regarding the derogatory online comments and sharing of salacious photographs in a closed website. This behavior destroys morale, erodes trust, and degrades the individual. The Marine Corps does not condone this sort of behavior, which undermines our core values. As General Neller said in his recent Message to the Force, the Marine Corps success in battle depends on trust, mutual respect, and teamwork.

Marines who believe they have been subject to inappropriate online conduct and who would like to maintain their privacy are encouraged to seek the services of a Chaplain or a Victims' Legal Counsel (VLC).  Other resources include the Chain of Command, NCIS, Local Law Enforcement, Inspector General, Equal Opportunity Advisors, Victim Witness Assistance Coordinators, Victim Advocates, Behavioral Health Counselors, and Military OneSource. Additionally, the Marine Corps DSTRESS Line 1-877-476-7734 provides anonymous phone and chat referral service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Marines who have witnessed prohibited conduct should report the misconduct to their Chain of Command.

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