One hundred men will test today but only three win the Green Beret.

David Shaffer, West Point Grad, Chopper Pilot, Combat Diver, Green Beret... NOT!!

David C. Shaffer, claimed to have been a West Point Graduate that rose to the rank of Colonel in the Army. He also said he was a Helicopter Pilot that then volunteered for Special Forces became a Combat Diver, and lead an A-Team in Vietnam.

He was sent to us by a member of the Shriners he belongs to. The guy that sent him to us said all the Shriners refer to him as Colonel. Being former military himself, he established dialog with the "COL"... He quickly realized "COL" Shaffer was a fraud and reached out to to see if we could look into his claims. 

When looking into them, we found that a LRRP Org had questioned his claims a while back as many thought him a fraud also but never moved forward on the case.

We sent for records and what he claims is far different from what he did.

West Point False (We have an asset that can check WP Grads. He's not one)

Colonel False

Army Aviation School False

Helicopter Pilot False

Combat Diver False

Paratrooper False

Green Beret False

Lead an A-Team in Vietnam False

Time in Vietnam False

Time in Central America False

Time in South America False

Time in Africa False

Grenada False

Panama False

30 years Honorable Military Service False

It looks like David C. Shaffer, Fake Green Beret spent a very short time in the service as a 31M (Multichannel Transmission Systems) and an 05B (Radio Operator).

Never went to West Point much less graduated from there, was never a chopper pilot, never a Green Beret, never went to Vietnam or any of the other continents he claims in his fake 30 career.

David C. Shaffer, you'll now be added to hall of Zeroes as a fake, fraud, and phony.

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2 comments on article "David Shaffer, West Point Grad, Chopper Pilot, Combat Diver, Green Beret... NOT!!"


3/26/2019 9:38 AM

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


4/18/2020 12:40 PM

I guess those few minutes of false glory got him what he wanted: attention. Attention that led to the truth thankfully.

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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

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

He's also a registered sex offender....and a scum bag.

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

I think this is well known by this point - but for added extra bonus actually is a REAL registered sex offender. This guy is a danger to the community in a multitude of ways & he shows no shame or remorse & he's also a real d-bag. He needs to get locked up.

Brian M Whitney:

Is he still getting 100% disability or was he ever? Whats the deal with this story?

Don Canaday:

Every time some faker claiming to be SF gets in trouble or acts up, it can reflect badly on us in the media. Another reason to point them out when they present themselves.


Wow! I am stupefied that a sex offender would expose himself to so much attention and expect the truth to not come out...


I refuse to believe any SF or Operator would wear that bow tie, just saying.


Usually when I see a guy with this much shite on a vest, jacket and hats he does not pass the smell test. If you screaming that loud "look at me I am a hero" you probably aren't.


I guess he spent 1 year and 5 months as a pivot man and is trying to reclaim his dignity. Sorry never going to happen now.

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