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

Jose Igor Alvarez, aka Igor Gretaldezky, Green Beret…NOT!!

GOTGB were sent Igor Gretaldezky aka Jose Igor Alvarez by a fellow GB. He saw a picture of him alluding to being an LEO in Texas (we won’t address that claim in here). When the GB who sent him to us did a short recon on his FB profile, he saw a picture of him with a Combat Infantry Badge with a star, an Ranger and SF tab, Purple Heart and some comical SF crest on his black beret.

Wrong unit insig on shoulders, MP brass with Infantry blue disks, No Airborne Tab with SF unit patch (That’s part of the patch).

We reached out to ask him to remove his bogus pictures and were immediately blocked from further contact. The pictures remained. 

Soooo… We did a skip/trace on him and found he’s used a couple of names. We sent for records and it seems Igor Gretaldezky, aka Jose Igor Alvarez didn’t earn some of what he wears. In fact, He did receive the Army Service Ribbon, yet records show he received none of the other things he wears. 

He was also a few ranks below the E-8 Master Sergeant he claims. Records shows him as a Private E-2 and his Military Education shows as a 92F10 Petroleum Supply Specialist.

What we know:

CIB w/ Star False

Special Forces Tab False

Ranger Tab False

Purple Heart False

Good Conduct Medal False

National Defense Service Medal False

Kosovo Campaign Medal False

Afghanistan Campaign Medal False

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal False

Humanitarian Service False

Armed Forces Reserve Medal False

NCO Professional Development Ribbon False

Army Service Ribbon Earned Earned

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) Service must have been performed in support of Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait, between 17 January 1991 to 28 February 1991 False

Senior Wings False

Air Assault False 

Igor Gretaldezky aka Jose Igor Alvarez, you'll now be added to Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Zeroes, Fakes, Frauds and Phonies

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Salt Life Vet:

VFW Post 10226 voted unanimously at it's monthly meeting tonight to revoke his membership and he is also banned for life from the building. Now he will have to hang out at the Chuckee Cheese soda fountain and tell all the 8 year olds about his good old days in SF. But then again the 8 year olds will probably say "Dude, shut the f#ck up. You're a poser. Now pour me another orange soda".


I can tell you for a fact that he has never been to the VA for any treatments. He actually told me that he cant go to one( supposedly because the government was denying his existence due to covert mission involvement) he does not have a real vetrans ID either. If he is carrying one, it's fake. I'd love to know what name he has on it. Recently in Texas he has been going by the name Alex ( which I believe is actually the name of the guy at the Sky bar down in Florida where they put on a fund raiser for him under the false pretense that he was ex-special forces wounded in combat.)

Salt Life Vet:

Unfortunately I know this turd. He was a real black eye for the VFW post on Oak Island. Thank God he is no longer a part of it. Many of us knew he was a liar and fraud about many things, Nice to finally officially know the truth. He will soon have his VFW cred's revoked and the American legion has also dropped him from the rolls. Great work guys. Thank you for maintaining the honor and beauty of that wonderful head gear known as the Green Beret and the bravery and valor of the unique men who have the privilege of wearing it. Keep it up!


I saw this article and it made my blood boil. My dad wasn't a Green Beret, he was in the Air Force. He went to Vietnam 1964, 1971 and a smaller stint between the two tours. Those who go to war do not brag about what they did in the war. Those who flaunt their "accomplishments" are more likely than not, fake. I know of someone who tells everyone, including his sons and now grandkids, that he is a Green Beret that served in Vietnam and received medals. In 1972 (i eill need to verify the year), he joined the Reserves so to not be drafted for Vietnam. Can you guys help me find the truth?


I got on to this site because I know of this AKA Romero Antonio Noel person. I don't know the man personally but I know people who do. I just cant wrap my hands around this cause it does not make any sense to me. He has a veteran Id and goes to the VA clinic. I don't know just really confused on all of this stuff. if anyone can shed some light on this for me and others I would greatly appreciate it. thank you.


Disgusting!!! The law needs to be tweaked to make it a crime whereas simply wearing the insignia is punishable. I, regrettably, never had the honor os serving in our Armed Forces due to starting my career fresh out of high school. These stories, make me nauseous. Do NOT, under any circumstances, take away from the brave men and women the serve admirably and EARN the credentials that they acquire. Keep up the good work outing these frauds

WJ Adams:

At some point, people posing as Special Forces / Green Beret soldiers, and similar posers need to serve some serious jail time. This is FRAUD, plain and simple. They do it for prestige, respect, and/or financial gain, and other reasons, which is the very criteria for all types of fraud in our country, and others. This guy should be locked up, his tattoo covered over by some volunteer tatoo artist that would probably be glad to do it, especially around a military base.


The Guardian:

Yes Craig. We thank Jeff for his service and for the help he gave us in working this Ike Catcher case.


SF Green Beret Jeff B, who you refer to in the article, is my son. He is the toughest man I’ve ever known. He is also the gentlest, kindest, and most caring man I’ve ever known.

Most sons aspire to be like their father. I aspire to be like my son. The day he signed for the Army he became the man I wish I could have been.

Graduation day as a Green Beret, he was my proof that an average good man can raise a great man.

I love you, Jeff.


I don't know him or even have any relatives near him, but it still rips me that he smears my families good name. Poser....

John U.S. Hanlon


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