Florida man kicked out of US Navy ROTC program for doing gay porn

Midshipman Andrew Koch performed under name of Patrick Hunter

Florida man kicked out of US Navy ROTC program for doing gay porn
12 September 2012

Andrew Koch says he was having some financial problems after being placed on a leave of absence Naval Reserves Officers Training Corps for medical reasons.

So to make some money, he took on the name of Patrick Hunter and began making gay porn movies.

Now the Florida man is being recommended for discharge because of his side job. He was three years into a four-year scholarship services contract with the US Navy.

A personnel review board determined that Koch’s choice of employment was ‘inconsistent with good order and discipline’ and ‘inconsistent with what the Navy deems morally acceptable.’

Koch also learned he is responsible for approximately $26,000 in tuition, fees, and educational expenses that had been covered under his scholarship.

‘I was not at all ashamed of gay sex, I just needed to support myself,’ he tells the South Florida Gay News. ‘It was never my intention to bring any discredit to the service. I never correlated my private conduct with my public service. I saw a disconnect between the two.’

He’s trying to fight the decision and has enlisted the help of Norm Kent who is a First Amendment and civil rights attorney and publisher of the South Florida Gay News.

Kent tells the Navy that since Koch did not do anything illegal, their action is is ‘precipitous’ and ‘legally unwarranted.’

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