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Dan Brodt, Green Beret... NOT!!

We were asked to look into Dan Brodt. 

As we were searching the web for his military claims, we found an article by the Baltimore Post-Examiner which you can read here:


👉 The Baltimore Post-Examiner Article 👈


We reached out to Anthony C. Hayes at the Baltimore Post Examiner and he verified was we told him about Dan Brodt the fake Green Beret with Dan himself. After Dan confirmed to him that he lied about his heroics in Vietnam, the Baltimore Sun posted an "Update" to the article:











The section about Dan Brodt the fake Green Beret from the Baltimore Sun Article. The link to the full article is above.








We established contact with Dan 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 hear 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 screenshot of him logged into his account that showed he had full editability on his account. Boy, he didn't think that through too 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 is 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

Bronze 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

#DanBrodt, #stolenvalor, #specialforces, #greenberet




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

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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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This news is pretty sad for me because I knew the guy. The 1998 overwrite should read that he was the commander of C Troop, 1-18 Cav. I don't recall him wearing any tabs or badges. I am glad that a 19th Group (Guard) guy brought this to your attention. To me this casts a shadow of suspicion with anybody in the Guard. He left the Guard prior to GWOT. I think that the Guard did our share in GWOT with multiple mobilizations and deployments. I was mobilized twice, including a year in Afghanistan as an Infantryman. Now I'll wonder if people will think I'm a liar if I say anything about my service. Thanks Eddie...

Scott Berndt:

Talk about a disgrace to the uniform! I can't believe he got away with the fraud all those years. If you go to his website at, it still makes it sound like he has an Army SF background without stating he was one. He even has awards issued by several SF organizations. Sounds like the GotGB still have some hunting to do.

U.S. Naval Aircrewman (90-95):

Wow. Absolutely mind blowing & disgraceful. They should make a documentary about how this turd BS'd his way through the years in order to be in a position to be standing next to Presidents, politicians & celebritys. I get pissed when I think of all the others like him but that have never gotten exposed or caught. Great job catching this s--t turd.

U.S. Naval Aircrewman (90-95):

You can tell just by looking at him that he is a shit bird.

Royal Mons:

If these phonies want to play dress up they should join a re-enactment society and not lie about their fantasies and live off the sacrifice of others.


FRANCO K WEBB is a LYING POSER. He and I were BEST FRIENDS during the time he CLAIMS 7th GP 18D (MY MOS and MY Duty assignment - ODA 755/754, O&I, SWC G Co SFAS, 1st Bn S3).

He was NEVER ASSOCIATED WITH, ASSIGNED TO, in SUPPORT OF, or attended ANY TRAINING that would qualify his claim of being an 18D.

He was a CAR STEREO SALESMAN and INSTALLER on Yadkin Road the ENTIRE TIME I KNEW HIM. We were in Westarea Fire Department TOGETHER and he lived in a trailer on Haretown road.

It APPEARS that he has taken some of MY SF TRAINING, HISTORY and BACKGROUND, claimed it as his own, and further EMBELLISHED those stories for his own video game centered bravado.


SuperUser Account:

He probably never will. The 7th Grp picture he pretends is his is an ODA from the mid-'80s. We've identified all men in the picture. It also looks like he added a Ranger Tab to his website. He's never before claimed Ranger so this is strange.

He and Mike Mika (President of SFA Ch 34) threatened to sue the SFA National if they didn't rescind the letter they sent us, give Rudi a formal apology, and re-instate him as a member in good standing. Of course SFA National refused and nothing came of his idle threat.

Mike Mika has twice, along with Rudi Gresham the fake Green Beret claimed that Rudi spent 12 years in the S.C. National Guard and that's where he attained the rank of LTC. Neither time were they able to produce records that baked up that statement.

SGT P - Rakkasan:

I just looked at his personal website, and it still has a picture autographed by General Yarborough, and a statement that says he served as Yarborough’s Aide. When will this clown give it up? I took screen shots.

Rick Upton:

Why is he working for the VA?


First of all, thank you folks for what you do, what you’ve done, and what you’re willing to do.

Secondly, it is my hope that Mr Prouix owns up to his lies. I have been watching this story and it disgusts me that there are people who would assume to receive the accolades deserved, but never sought, by better, braver, stronger men.

Mr Prouix needs to be exposed. Well done.

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