Joseph John Schmidt III
Schmidt's wife is also an actor in pornographic movies, performing under the name Jewels Jade. Schmidt's performing name is Jay Voom. She first started performing in 2001, taking time off to have children. She told the Huffington Post that Schmidt started taking roles, in 2010, to help her career. She told the Huffington Post that her husband's colleagues and superiors were aware of his off-duty work in the porn industry. Other observers noted that Schmidt might be in violation of regulations that require all US Navy personnel getting formal approval for all after-hours jobs.
Schmidt plans to retire, in 2017. the inquiry into whether his apparent lapse from regulations, by failing to get prior permission for his outside work, means he could get a demotion that reduces his pension.
- David Moye (2017-04-15). "Navy SEAL Under Fire For Moonlighting As Porn Actor: His porn-star wife says he was just helping her career.". Huggington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/navy-seal-porn-star_us_58f11c86e4b0b9e9848bc6bc. Retrieved 2017-04-16. "Joseph John Schmidt III, a Navy chief special warfare officer who has spent 23 years in the military, has made more than 30 porn films since 2010 under the name “Jay Voom,” most of them with his wife, porn star Jewels Jade, she told The Huffington Post on Friday."
- Madeline Patrick (2017-04-16). "Navy SEAL exposed as porn star who appeared in 29 films". Normangee Star. http://normangeestar.net/2017/04/16/navy-seal-exposed-as-porn-star-who-appeared-in-29-films/. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
- "US Navy investigating a decorated SEAL who moonlights as a porn actor". The Telegraph (UK). 2017-04-14. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/14/navy-investigating-decorated-seal-moonlights-porn-actor1/. Retrieved 2017-04-16. "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."
- Ken Stone (2017-04-14). "Navy SEAL’s secret out: He joined porn star wife in the biz". My News LA. http://mynewsla.com/government/2017/04/14/navy-seals-secret-joined-porn-star-wife-biz/. Retrieved 2017-04-16. "Jade told the paper: “They knew about it at work. He got called in and they said, ‘Look, keep it on the low, don’t mention the SEAL name and blah, blah, blah.’"