Pennsylvania Republican removes social media profile pics after warning from US Army

  Doug Mastriano’s campaign took down social media profile pictures of the Republican gubernatorial nominee in his U.S. Army uniforms after learning they violated a Department of Defense policy, an Army spokesperson said. The pictures showed Mastriano on Facebook smiling in a dress uniform and beret, and in camouflage fatigues on Twitter. Pittsburgh NPR station WESA-FM reported they were removed last week. Mastriano, who was a strategic intelligence officer in the Army for 20 years, has incorporated his military background into his political career. But the use of those photographs and others showing Mastriano interacting with Afghan orphans or posing with fellow soldiers ran afoul of armed service restrictions on the use of suchimages in political campaigns , Army spokesperson Matthew Leonard told the Capital-Star on Monday. “Any military information posted by a military member not on active duty, must be accompanied by a prominent and clearly displayed disclaimer that neither the milit ..
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