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Christopher Scott Rhodes, Green Beret.... NOT!!

We were sent Christopher Scott Rhodes by a Ranger charity after they saw red flags in an email he sent them asking for help.

He claimed the following... In fact, here a copy of the email:

Good Afternoon & XXXXX To everyone volunteering at XXXXX XXX—

I don’t know what exactly I am writing for but I’m reaching out because I need some kind of help. My service within the US Army began in 2003-2009, I enlisted as a 68W fresh out of Chico State University, I attended BCT at Ft Sill, AIT at Ft Sam, Airborne School at Ft Benning, then assignment for the 504thPIR/82nd Airborne Division. After my 1st deployment, I put in my packet for RIP & successfully graduated (Class 03-05) earned my place in the 75th Ranger Regiment 3rd Batt C/Co. after more follow on training I deployed 3 additional times with the 75th STB. 

After 4-5 years in a civilian life, I was really struggling & decided to re enlist as a 18x-ray, due To my former E5 rank & completion of the SOCM

field medic course in 05’, I did not go through OSUT & but pipelined though SFAS & earned my Green Beret in 2014. I was assigned to 2 / 10th SFG (A) ODA 0213, and deployed ( unofficially) Twice. I finished my 9 years of Active Service with 2 years of Reserve with 3 / 20th SFG(A) & hsNow after ETS I’m Fucking really struggling. I have a terrifying financial hardship that I am becoming homeless, my Traumatic Stress is managed by seeing another Combat Veteran. I have had some the most trying and difficult years and I don’t known what to do. Pleased if anytime or anyone can reach out - I’d be eternally grateful

Most Sincerely 

SSgt. Christopher Rhodes ( < 3 > / STB, ODA 0213)

There's a number of red flags in that email above but 2 of the most blatant are that he was in the reserves with the 20th as that's a Guard unit and the fact he signs his name as SSgt (Marine E-6 and Air force E-5 would use this) instead of SSG, the way an Army E-6 would.

So, we sent for records to our NPRC asset and although NPRC can only check up until 1995, they do have the ability to check other places such as the Army Eletronic System and the VA. He was a no-go at both searches. We also sent to HRC (they do searches post '95) and they quickly replied with the same results. No-go at this station.

The Foundation that he reached out for help with, asked him for his DD214 and he ceased all communitcation with them.

He had also started a gofundme campain under the guise of raising funds for the Green Beret Foundation. That seems to have disappeared. Hmmm

When we contacted people in the units he had claimed, nobody knew him during the time he said he was there. This was one of the easier cases to do.

Sooo, what were his claims vs the facts?

Anything remotely having to do with Airborne, Ranger of Special Forces or even anything that has him in the military: False he NEVER spent a day in the Military. Someone said he might have been Navy from 2000-2005. We Checked with the Navy and he NEVER served in the NAVY either. That FOIA result is now added in the pic section.

So we revert back to our original statement that he NEVER served a day in the Military.  A day after we exposed him as a fraud, he said he would share certs on his social media proving he was legit. Those never were shared.

We tried to work as professionals trying to allow him time to prove us wrong before we moved forward.

Every single avenue we checked, NPRC, HRC, VA, iPERMS, SF Schoolhouse, People in the units he claims to have been in... All have come up negative.

This Christopher Scott Rhodes never served a day in the military. 

Chris Rhodes claims to have been deployed 2011... he was actually getting arrested and doing jail time.


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Recent comments

Johnny O:

Ol' "Sarge" here talking all kinds of crap and stuff after he was exposed...LOL

Johnny O:

It's really pathetic that people try to get away with this type of stuff. I spent 23 years in the Army and retired in 2006 and although would have loved to to be a part of a Special Forces or Ranger unit and go through all of the training, never did it. And it just amazes me the lengths that people will go through to embellish military service.

Jacob Martin:

Question: There's a photo of him with two "fatboys" wearing berets, are either of them actually SF? The one in the middle sure doesn't wear his beret correctly (might be an officer)! lol


Impressive bio. Rambo, Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid) and Chuck Norris all rolled into one. They have a song named for him "Superman, Where Are You Now".


I don't know much about a military uniform BUT his pants are WAY too long...they bunch up on tops of his shoes and basically drag the ground in the back. Also, there was a pic of him with a lady...outside...without a cover. Hmm.


Someone collected this man's entire saga here:

Warning: you'll spend hours on this website.

Brother Of Brian Magyar:

9 June 2020

Ya' know, instead of considering why someone does what he does, like assholes, ya' jump to foul comments about someone ya' never met, or know anything about ….

I'd call our parents white trash, but that would be an insult to white trash ….

Brain went into the United States Army after July 1975, after I went into the United States Navy in that July ….

We both got out of Boot in September of 75' ….

That was the last I ever saw of him ????

Neither of us wanted to go into the Military, but we were kicked out he house by our mother, to call her a mother is also an insult to all mothers ....

If you ever saw the movie " Mommy Dearest " , then ya' might have some idea what our childhood was like ….

The only thing that put the smile on our mother's face was when she was beating the living shit out of her boys, buckle end first ….

In the late sixties, early seventies, Brian and I never did drugs, alcohol, or commit any crimes ….

As a kid, Brian always wanted to be part of a group, gang, whatever ….

I loved karate, so I walked the path of bushido, honor and face above all ….

Always a team player, but still a loner ….

People tell me I'm a veteran, but I'm quick to say that in my eight years in the United States Navy, ( 1975-1979 active, - 1983 reserve ),

I never carried a gun, or, was ever in any danger ….

Most of it on sea duty, all fun and games, and going over seas, but, after all, sailors belong at sea ….

Just as I was getting off active duty, I made Second Class Petty Officer, IC-2, N.E.C. ( M.O.S.) 4713, telecommunications,,,,

telephone man ….

Honorably discharged, I display that along with my DD-214

I'm now sixty-three, and retiring from the telephone company ….

So,,, no comments about me ….

It's been forty-five years now ….

Brian is my younger brother, but I understand him just the same …..

Kind'a like a car salesman, he always needed that affirmation from others ….

He still needs what he never got from our mother,,,, to be loved, appreciated, admired, respected ….

As a kid, he loved the song " Ballard of the Green Berets " ….

He wasn't stealing glory, but imitating that which he admired the most in the United States Army,,,, the Green Berets ….

When I read the comments about Brain, as I suspect, real Green Berets, and other Army Special Forces,,,, are much like United States Marines, United States Navy Seals, and now Antifa protesters ….

And I met a few Marines and Seals ( claiming ) during my time in the Navy ….

They are only really tough when the other guy can't fight back, shit-for-brains bullies ….

My proof, Viet Nam, Granada, Fallujah, Pakistan ….

As far as I know, you tough guys never faced real Soviet, Chinese, Iranian, or any other real Special Forces on equal footing ….

Hell, the real Rambo's in Viet Nam was the Viet Cong …..

And they kicked the ( bull ) shit out of you smart mouth's ….

When I was aboard ship, the only time I found our who went to Viet Nam was during dress inspections, when they wore their ribbons on their chest ….

They never talked about it, I assume it was the most horrifying times of their lives ….

Had Brian had good parents, good home, good schooling, a good life, I have no doubt he would have proudly earned the ribbons on his chest ….

In the United States Navy, I only earned an overseas service ribbon, and a good conduct ribbon, which I never wore, but are now on my old Navy uniform for when I pass away ….

Brian is, and always will be my brother, we suffered too much together as kids, and I appreciate the fact he is imitating the best the United States Army had to offer,,, in his time ….

And if you can't appreciate his admiration of the Green Berets, YA' can kiss my Navy Blue ass ….

Jory Jory:

I don't know what to say. He is such a silver tongue devil. He slid into our lives and we fell for his line of BS. This was back in the late 80's/early 90's. Met him in a local biker bar, he was a musician. I said, Thank you and welcome home. I lent him $$. I introduced him to a friend and that turned into a nightmare. Boy, he's got a special place in heaven. On a nicer note, Thanks so much for this site

SuperUser Account:

No Idea. It's hard to follow up on these guys as the workload is very heavy. We expose them and move on.

william frank grist:

Great site I am glad to see it in operation. William Frank Grist SF

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