He was sent to us way back in 2014 after someone saw him running his mouth in a “Occupy Wall Street” forum. He claimed to have been a Green Beret in the 70’s and trained SWAT while a GB. We looked at his profile and saw him wearing a GB with no “Flash”. In fact, it didn’t even have a Candy stripe. We posted his name and claims in a vetted SF forum and couldn’t find anybody who knew him. We saved screen shots and started a file.
At the bottom of the picture section, click on the red bar for more pictures.
Somehow his case got lost the shuffle and never got worked. Fast forward to 2019. He was complaining about not being able to find a job on Facebook, and how he was a GB for 8 years. A fellow Green Beret saw the comment and wanted to help a brother out. He asked for his resume and it showed 18E (Special Forces Communications Sergeant). When emails started back and forth, he was asked to submit a DD214. Initially he said it was lost. When he submitted his NGB Form 22, it was clear he wasn’t what he claimed.
When questioned about it, he threatened to lawyer up. That’s when we were notified. We submitted our own request for records and confirmed what we already assumed.
Not only was he NOT a Green Beret, we don’t even see him as Airborne qualified, which is needed to be a Green Beret. We do see him as assigned to an SF unit as 64C, Light vehicle operator and also as a 94B cook.
We reached out to him for comment and he responded during the time he served, every person in the unit was considered a Green Beret. He admits he never completed the SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course). He adds that he was an E-6 (wee see him as an E-4) and only put 18E on his resume to attract civilian employers.
You shouldn't claim to be a GB on your resume to attract Civilian employers if you aren't a Green Beret.
We don’t see him ever even attempting the SFQC.
We reached out to him in a professional manner to discuss his claims and get clarification. He sent us a 4 page email that’s included in the pictures section and a followup email about stalking with various portions underlined.
The thing is, this isn't stalking. It's called correcting a blatant lie. It’s called asking a questions before an article is done and giving him every chance to clarify what might be a mistake. He said he never claimed to be “Flash” qualified. In his era, that would mean claiming to be SF Qualified. Yet in a screen shot in the picture section, he points out nobody noticed he was missing his “flash” as his wife wanted insisted on a picture and he was just issued a new uniform. He also claims 18E From 1977-84 yet he uses a National Geographic photo of ODA 321 and 325 from 2006 OEF deployment.
Green Beret: False
8 years as a GB: False, he was assigned to 19th as a Cook and Light Vech Oper for about 4
18E: False, that needs to be removed from his resume.
His claim that "everybody in the unit was considered a Green Beret": False, it is a MUST the you graduate the SFQC/SFOC/SFTG to be considered a GB. He was a guy assigned to a Special Forces unit but NOT a Green Beret.
He’ll now be added to our Hall of Zeroes.