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Dan Brodt, Green Beret... NOT!!

We were asked to look into Dan Brodt. 

We established contact and he claimed his DD214 was wrong. He said St Louis corrected it and sent him a "rebuilt one"

He sent us the rebuilt one along with a DD215. I think we counted 21 mistakes in the DD214 and DD215 combined. You don't receive a new "Rebuilt" DD214.

They send you a DD215 correcting or adding to the original DD215. What's funny, he sent a corrected/rebuilt DD214 and a DD215 correcting the corrected/rebuilt DD214. What?? He said they were sent at the same time. The DD215 awarded him 18B and 18F. That's funny as the 18 series didn't exist at that time. These frauds need to do their research. 

Dan, even created a fake email pretending to be a George XXXX from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. We actually contacted said individual and he confirmed he never emailed us. That would only reinforce that Dan also created fake profiles to comment on the podcast site, pretending to be people that served with him in Special Forces. Although he does come clean and admit his lies, he went down saying he had no idea who those people were that commented as though they served with him in Special Forces. BWAAHAAAHAA. He also said he didn't create the fake email from George XXXX saying they vetted Dan. 

Here's Dan admitting his lies, denying he created the fake account of those who vouched for him and then a podcast where you can here him claiming to be a Ranger and Green Beret.

👉👉Dan on the Phone and a podcast interview👈👈

Dan went so far as to blame Together we served for creating his fake awards and he said he disowned them. That's funny, as he used the same shadow box on an ASA website along with the same units and rank. As proof TWS created his shadow box, he sent a screen shot of him logged into his account that showed he had full edit ability on his account. Boy, he didn't think that through to well. He could have corrected it and removed those fake awards at any time.

So, Dan sent us his Rebuilt DD214 and DD215. Here's what was found when we sent it to a Green Beret who spent time dealing with records:

Re: The DD 214 provided by BRODT, Dan P

Block 4 "Department, Component, and Branch or Class" would read something like "ARMY-RA-INF"  and NEVER include Unit of Assignment ie: "5th Special Forces Group SOG"

Block 5a Grade Rate or Rank . . . . was added after the 214 was issued . . . . . Dates of Rank from E4 to E7 added in Block 30

Block 11a "Type pf Transfer or Discharge" reads "Transfer to {big space} "(See Item 16)" . . . . . . . . yet Block 16 "Terminal Date of Reserve  UMT&S Obligation"

Block 11c "Reason and Authority" reads AR 635-200 SPN 413 . . . . . which equals "to enter or return to college, university, or equivalent institution" 

Block 13b "Type of Certificate Issued" would never read "Honorable" it always reads the Certificate Form Number ie: "DD Form 256A" and Honorable is misspelled. 

Block  22c in always only Years Months and Days . . . . . NEVER words like "USARPAC RVN"

Block 23a "Specialty Number & Title" Would ALWAYS be the MOS with ASI at the time of separation . . . . . not a printed accumulation of all MOS "11010, 20, 40 ABN Qual - Rflmn"

Block 24. Decorations, Medals, Commendations, etc:  I question EVERYTHING other than NDSM, also Sharpshooter is misspelled.

Block 25  "Education and Training Completed":  "*******" are used to indicate nothing further . . . . anything typed after them ie: OCS Qualified - Ranger TS Q&R Aug 67 was added after the original DD 214 was typed.

Block 30 "Remarks" referring to Item 5a. would NEVER include Dates of Rank in addition they would NEVER include (P) for "Promotable" or "Airborne Qualified" as the DD215 he provided indicates AND ALWAYS follows the MOS NOT the Rank.

Re: The DD 215 provided by BRODT, Dan P

NOTE: I personally question the ENTIRE DD 215 submitted

Block 2 "Department, Component, and Branch" would read something like "ARMY-RA-INF" and NEVER include Unit of Assignment ie: "5th Special Forces Group SOG" 

Block 6.  

Item 23a. 18 Series MOS qualifications did not exist at the time this DD 215 was allegedly created 20Apr1973

Item 23a. The Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) "P" designates "Parachutist" NOT "Airborne Qualified" as it reads on the form AND ALWAYS follows the MOS NOT the Rank


In my personal professional opinion with 14 combined years in US Army Recruiting Operations and Human Resource Management Dan Brodt is using doctored "official" Military Forms to lie to himself and others he misrepresents himself to . . . . 


KNK, Major, US Army (Ret)


As for the shadow box:

Sergeant First Class (E-7): False, He was a Spec5

Service 67-73: True

MOS 11F: False

H Company LRRP 75th Rangers: False, he was in a Long Line Det

5th Special Forces-SOG: False, he wasn't even Airborne

69-73 US Army Intelligence Command Ft Holabird MD/414th ASA: False

Combat Infantry Badge: False, he has since been removed from the CIB assoc membership

Legion of Merit: False

Brozne Star w/ V and 2 oakleaf clusters: False

Purple Heart w/ 2 oak leaf clusters: False

Meritorious Service Medal: False

Air Medal: False

2nd Air Medal w/ V and Bronze Strike/Flight device that can’t be read: False

Joint Service Commendation Medal: False

Good Conduct Medal w/ 2 loops: False

Army of Occupation Medal: False

National Defense Service Medal: True

Vietnam Service Medal w/ Arrowhead device, Silver Star and 2 Bronze Stars: False, he has 1

Vietnam Campaign Medal: True

Parachutist badge w/ 4 combat jumps: False

Army Aviation Aircraft Crewman Badge: False

Recondo Patch: False

U.S. Army Infantry Crossed Rifles: False

Special Forces Tab: False

Ranger Tab: False

2 Service Stripes: False

5 Overseas Service Bars: False, he has 1

Dan Brodt will now be added to hall of zeroes

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1 comments on article "Dan Brodt, Green Beret... NOT!!"

Tom Kelly

3/23/2020 2:06 PM

The type of individual who embellishes his service record for what reason. profit, glory, importance ??? They probably do not think anyone will find out the truth.

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Tom Kelly:

The type of individual who embellishes his service record for what reason. profit, glory, importance ??? They probably do not think anyone will find out the truth.


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I just wanted to say thank you for having the resources to check out these tools and the restraint to not lose it when you confront these folks. If you ever need help, let me know. I am a retired 1st Group guy with some time on my hands.


Who made the labels for the shadow box of military awards and decorations? Him?

There are some obvious errors (and not only the fact that the SF shoulder patch is missing the Airborne Tab and is upside down).

For example, The shoulder sleeve insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (the "Screaming Eagle") is labeled as "Airborne Army Ranger patch."

But notice there is a mix of insignia in which he actually affirms the information GOTGB recovered through a FOIA request:

1 - The enlisted insignia is that of Air Defense Artillery, (the brass disk of crossed cannon with a missile superimposed) that enlisted branch insignia matches military records that he entered Hawk Missile Crewman training at Ft. Bliss, TX (but apparently failed the course, because he was reclassified as a wheel vehicle driver).

2 - He appears to have added the bar for the U.S. Army Driver and Mechanics badge for [DRIVER-W] to an Expert Marksmanship Badge!? The bar is probably authorized, as he was in fact a wheeled vehicle driver per service records. But the bar does not belong on a weapons qualification badge.

3 - The patch labeled "White Sands Missile Range" is actually that of the Air Defense Artillery Center and School, originally at Ft. Bliss, TX but relocated to Ft. Sill, OK in 2009.

4 - The small brass eagle insignia, labeled as "U.S. Army Pin" is actually the reduced size hat insignia for a female officer (1 5/8" tall, vs. the male officer hat insignia that is 2 3/8" tall).

And so on. Where did the shadow box picture come from?


I put up with this sociopath in the SF Safe House, his constant need for attention was irritating at the least. I left the room due to his penetrating posts. I am not surprised to see he was a fake, Thx Guardians...

Stacey1ross :

We spent almost 2 years under the leadership of this man. We put our complete trust in him and now here we are. We are hurt and angered by this.


As of February 2019, David Shaffer was expelled from Minnesota Freemasonry and the Shriners because of this conduct.


It's been just over 12 years since he went to jail (then prison) for what he did to me. I'm still haunted by it all every day. He is a monster, true evil.

Anonymous :

I really can’t describe the feeling I had when I once again did the periodic check online to see if Gilbert had been arrested yet.I strangely found comfort in the fact that he was not captured and brought back to Florida for his warrants there . I knew he was in Colorado somewhere but I never wanted him to come back to Florida with another slap on the wrist or turning CI to get out of trouble and I feel at danger again , however , I never really felt safe knowing he was out there at all. I was contacted months back by someone asking if I had seen him and making sure I was safe because he stated he was coming back to Florida and was on the run from the FBI I was told . I didn’t sleep for a month well after that. I can’t describe the terror I dealt with being involved with this person , the healing that is still taking place for myself and my children . He is a lifelong con man , he’s very convincing and by the time you realize the truth you are in danger and he’s extremely violent . Being a con man he hatches elaborate ways to tear your life apart , set you up , spread convincing and dangerous lies , he managed to blackmail me for things that he created for me out of fear and the cloud of abuse and threats from him for so long . I tried many agencies to help me no one believed me or did anything about him . He would re enter my home for a year telling lies and slandering me across the internet social media , with people even threatening me because they believed him he was so convincing . I slept with baseball bats and knives for years because of him. My children are still tormented because of things he did and said and the entire experience . I actually had to leave my job , my home and my children just to get away from him .

He has always lied about being in the military , he had me convinced of the same thing as well as everyone who knew him for a long long time , also lied about being in with Florida motorcycle gangs and would use that as a threat as well , he always stated he was SF and medic , said injured in Afghanistan and that’s why he has seizures , also not true , I found evidence of him lying to women on social media also impersonating a SF years ago , he had gotten pictures of soldiers with beards that looked very much like him and he knew a lot of the lingo and studied it , he also pretended to be a firefighter and ex firefighter to people as well. That was another of his cons . He always wore military type gear and shirts he would buy offline or from people or army navy store etc I actually still have a couple of them around Idk why , maybe to remind me of what I let happen to me and the damage it did so that I never allow that to ever happen to me again. He changed me then in terrible ways and I never could figure out how to get away or out of the situations . I never experienced someone like him - in no fool or naive , I have an experienced life but the extent he will go .... photoshopping pictures , editing fake text conversations etc making false reports to child protection agencies etc etc .... people believe him and he can turn your life upside down between that , setting you up and threats Therof and physical violence . He has also been to prison in Massachusetts or Missouri I believe for weapons and violence against another woman I found out later . He treats his mother and youngest daughter the same way with threats and control and violence , has 3 other children all in different states as well .... he’s mentally disturbed and dangerous and I am hoping they actually keep him for a very long time so my children and I can feel safe .

I’m so happy you guys were diligent and captured him . The alias he was using is someone that I know as well whom was in prison when he started using that alias .

Thank you for flushing him out and catching him . Thank you so much I can’t explain how I felt

Reading all of this , validating things for me in a way because I don’t think a lot of people where I’m from still believed me . His lies seemed too far fetched , details and convincing fake evidence , he had people coming after me thinking I was many many things and done things I had not as a way to intimidate me .

I have a damaged jaw , ptsd and still working to start my life over in every aspect and help my kids overcome the damage that he did to them . His name and face will haunt me probably for life and I’m sorry to the other woman who fell for this because I completely and truly understand how it happens and the web that he weaves . I’m happy no one got physically hurt and I will hope to see him get some serious time .


Yet another Piece of Shit phony. When will it stop?

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