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

Shon Wilson, Fake Airborne, Fake Green Beret, Fake Sniper, Fake Counter Sniper, Fake 18B, Fake 18C…

Sooo, where to begin? 

We were sent Shon Wilson, fake Green Beret by someone who follows the site. He was hired as an “Weapons Expert” in a murder trial in Colorado. Some people close to the case saw red flags in what he was saying and what he was doing. They reached out to us and sent us his resume. It was hilarious. 

EDIT TO ADD A SECOND LINK. AFTER WE RAN THIS, GABRIELLE PORTER AT THE DAILY SENTINEL DID AN ARTICLE ON HIM AND GOT A 30 MINUTE AUDIO BETWEEN SHON WILSON, HIS LAWYER, AND HERSELF. YOU CAN FIND THAT AUDIO AND ARTICLE AT THIS LINK:

Followup article with a link to the newspaper article and 30 minute audio between Shon, his lawyer, and a reporter.

On some formats, you'll need to click on the red bar at the bottom of the pictures to access more pics. There are 40+ pictures in this article.

We  needed to perform our due diligence before going on record, so the first thing we did was post his name and resume in SF Brothers (a vetted Special Forces forum, 5600 members strong). He was quickly given the thumbs down in there after members read his resume and nobody knew him, so we sent for records. 

In his CV/Resume, he claims to be a graduate of the Special Forces Qualification Course as a Weapons Sergeant and Engineer. So he’s claiming both 18B and 18C. He further states he completed the Army Special Forces Sniper Course, Counter-Sniper Course and Military Armorer and Gunsmith…

We got his records and went on record as him having not only not completed any of the above claims, but not having attempted them. 

So, Shon felt the need to be represented by his own lawyer. She sent the lawyer he had been working for (Before he was called out on his lies) an email stating “Shon received a substantial portion of his Specialized training through a governmental entity outside of Army proper. The training and his activities were classified for security reasons. He is not at liberty to disclose these details. Nonetheless, they were a fundamental part of his expertise the areas listed on his C.V.” (This is simply a lie he must have told her as this isn't how it happens) She offered no proof of the asserted security issues or any pages from a government policy manual that would support when such classifications would be appropriate.

Before his new lawyer ever emailed that fiction, we told those that reached out to us, that many fakes, frauds, and phonies tend to hide behind the “it’s classified so there are no records” statements and if he says that, its pure BS. Classified missions, yes. Classified training as he speaks of, no.

Guardians of the Green Beret were also sent two pictures of shadow boxes that might prove he’s legit. The pictures helped reinforce that he has made additional claims of unearned awards on top of his Special Forces claims. We reached out to his new lawyer in a professional manner to explain she is repeating non-truths when she claims his training was classified. We sent her statements from a number of Green Berets going on record to debunk that statement. We further stated we are adamant in the fact that Shon Wilson was NEVER a Green Beret and never much of the other things he claims. She replied that he never claimed to be a Green Beret. Well, let's explain in the paragraph below what Special Forces vs. any other type of Special Operations Forces are (of which he was never Spec Ops either)

Special Forces soldiers exist ONLY in the US Army. They are commonly referred to as "Green Berets." SEALS, Rangers, USAF STS, MARSOC, JSOC, SFOD-D, SOAR, CA and PSYOPS are NOT Special Forces. Collectively, the Green Berets and these other forces are what makes up the military's Special Operations Forces or SOF. The term "Special Forces" uniquely applies to US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES (Green Berets)

So, even if he didn’t say Green Beret (which we have people on record as hearing those exact words), he’d still have claimed to be a GB by saying he was Special Forces, A Graduate of the Special Forces Qualification Course, or Graduate of the Special Forces Weapons and Engineering Courses, all of which show in his CV/Resume.

If his lawyer didn’t feel good about us trying to explain SF, GB, 18B, 18C, Sniper etc. we thought we would cease dialog going further. After that, we further received additional statements from: 

1) An SF officer who served as a Recruiting Operations Officer both at Battalion and Brigade levels. Chief Retention Officer at the Division and Command Levels and Chief of Personnel Division for the United States Joint Forces Command debunking his claims.

2) A former Green Beret and Attorney debunking his claims.

3) A second former Green Beret and current Attorney debunking his claims.

4) An Active Duty Green Beret assigned to US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School debunking his claims.

We can continue to get hundreds of these type statements if needed.

So lets cut to the chase and show claims vs what we can verify to the best of our ability

Special Forces Qualified FALSE 

Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18B) FALSE 

Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C) FALSE 

Airborne Paratrooper FALSE 

SF Qualified Sniper FALSE 

Sniper in any unit, at any time, in any Service FALSE 

Counter Sniper Course FALSE 

Military Armorer and Gunsmith FALSE, Did he take a civilian class that allows him to claim “Military Armorer and Gunsmith?" Who knows? His military record does not show this skill.

SFC rank in Shadow box FALSE, we were told he was reduced in rank to E-4 before his last ETS. We see both E-4 and E-5 in various records. This reduction in rank statement came from someone that had eyes on those records. He never held the rank of E-6 (from article shared in picture section) or E-7 as he claims in the shadow Box

DK2 Rank in Shadowbox FALSE. We see DK3, which is on Navy records and lower than DK2

DV2 Rank in Shadowbox FALSE. We do NOT see DV2 in any Navy records. DV is an add-on designation and would be written DK2(DV) "If" he had earned the designation. DK would NOT be a source rate for a Diver. We do see DK3 in his records, which is a lower rank than the DK2 he claims in the shadow box.

ARMY Shadowbox

Top Row (All left to right)

1) Army Commendation Medal Yes

2) Army Achievement Medal  FALSE 

3) Good Conduct Medal Yes

4) Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal(ARCAM) Yes

5) National Defense Service Medal Yes

6) Kosovo Campaign Medal FALSE 

Second Row

7) Afghanistan Campaign Medal Not in records but he might be qualified (will edit if needed)

8) Iraq Campaign Medal Not in records but he might be qualified (will edit if needed)

9) Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) Campaign Medal, but for service after 15 June 2014 FALSE 

10) Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Yes

11) Global War on Terror Medal Yes

12) Armed Forces Service Medal(AFSM). Around since 1996 for qualifying service in campaigns that don't have their own campaign medal FALSE.

Third Row

13) United Nations Medal FALSE 

14) Honorable Discharge Commemorative FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

15) Domain of the Golden Dragon Campaign Medal FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

16) Armed Forces Expert Marksman Commemorative FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

17) Airborne and Air Assault Commemorative FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

18) Special Operations Commemorative Medal FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

Rank on Plaque SFC (Sergeant First Class/E-7) FALSE We see him as an E-5 SGT as highest Rank and he was reduced in rank prior to his last ETS to E-4 per our contact that put eyes on his records.

NAVY Shadowbox (GOTGB found some of these awards in Army records and gave him credit for those earned) Navy and Army were labeled by us to keep track during our research.

Top Row (All Left to right)

1) Navy Achievement Medal Yes

2) Good Conduct Medal Yes

3) National Defense Service Medal Yes

4) Armed Forces Expeditionary Yes

5) SW Asia Service Yes

Second Row

6) Humanitarian Service FALSE

7) Saudi Arabian for the Liberation of Kuwait FALSE Did not enter active duty in the Navy until 28 June 1993. The award stopped 28 February 1991, two years before he entered service. He was 16yrs old at this time. DOB XX/XX/74. 

8) Kuwait Liberation FALSE. Shon Wilson didn’t enter active duty in the Navy until 28 June 1993. The award stopped 31 August 1993. He would have had to deploy to the Persian Gulf after only eight weeks of service, which is four weeks shorter than Navy boot camp, not to mention “A” School. Also, it is not listed on his Navy DD214 at all. Likely, this is a clerical oversight made by the Army National Guard.

9) Rifle Qualification Yes

10) Pistol Qualification Yes

Third Row

11) Overseas Commemorative Medal FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

12) Shellback Commemorative Medal FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos..

13) Sea Service Commemorative Medal FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

14) PUC Commemorative Medal FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

15) Cold War Commemorative Medal FALSE. Commemorative medals are not official awards. Commemorative medals grew in response to World War II veterans who wanted medals to commemorate D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other special events. It has slowly expanded to cover recent historical military operations. They are simply "purchased" on-line or from military surplus type stores. Simply put, It's a money making scheme for the vendors that sell them, and a way for some to add little eye candy to beef up their egos.

Shon Wilson, fake Green Beret, you'll now be added to guardiansofthegreenberet.com Hall of Zeroes.

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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 .

LarryW:

This guy was all around San Antonio, TX making his rounds selling himself as a Green Beret! When the questions about his service started to come in from common soldiers, it was quickly discovered that he was a complete fraud. No one at the San Antonio Silver Wings Airborne Association, Special Forces Association, has ever heard of him!

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loweboyz:

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

bosljeff:

Good Lord. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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".

JMoff67:

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!

Chupacabra71:

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?

vet4life:

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.

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