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

Travis Haney, Green Beret... NOT!!

He also claimed to be a 1LT ........

This begins with a FB message from a female who wanted help clearing her husband's (Travis Haney) name. Apparently another site called him a poser. We were told that all his records were burned by his ex wife and that he basically refused to fight with them about it. 

After several messages from her and a couple from him, We determined his claims to be a former 18A 1LT in Special Forces. He was discharged supposedly when a flash grenade went off and burned his eyes. He claimed time in 3rd and 5th Groups. We asked for additional info but the only other responses were that he didn't keep in touch with anyone because most "never made it back". His story sounded a little suspicious to us in the beginning.

 The fact that he says he was a 1LT in itself raised flags. There were no Special Forces qualified 1LT's in SF at that time. In order to be an officer in SF an individual had to be a promotable 1LT when he started training and promoted to CPT prior to completing SF training. In our research we ran across several documents which appear to be forged. The DD214 states "18A Special Operations Officer" in paragraph 11. This is not a job title in the Army. The correct title would be "Special Forces Officer". It also says "5 years". It would be impossible for an individual to be a 1LT in Special Forces for 5 years. In paragraph 13. neither the Special Forces Tab nor Basic Parachutist Badge are not listed, which they would be. Basic Airborne and Special Training are not not listed in block 14.

His real records show that he was in the service from October 5, 2004 to Feb 17, 2005 and was a Private First Class (PFC) when he was discharged. He served a total of 4.5 months. The record does not show why he was discharged. (labeled official records part 1 and 2)

We also attached a copy of the email I received from the Special Forces school that indicates that they have no record of Travis attending any Special Forces courses there. (SWCS email)

We have talked to a female who has stated that the forged DD214 he uses is actually hers with a few changes. 


Travis Haney, you'll forever be added to The Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Shame.

Author: The Guardian

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Recent comments

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.


This is almost unbelievable. This guy wanted to be a Green Beret so bad he faked it to the grave. It must have been awesome to him to take on a persona. Feeling like a hero, getting recognition, and being treated like a hero in addition to fellowship with real warriors was too much to pass up. It must have felt good. I'm sure he could have joined the military. He just didn't think it was worth it. He could have everything without dropping a single iota of blood, sweat, or tears. I feel sorry for his family. This guy is to me obviously mentally ill. I guess he never thought he would hurt and shame his family to the extent he ended up doing so. To any potential fakers. Let this guy be a lesson to you. If you want what we have, just join the military. Don't do this to your family and friends.


I just want to thank Guardians of the Green Beret. I had no idea this problem was so widespread. These phonies do a great disservice to all us real Green Berets. Yes, I am a Green Beret. They give a false representation of who we are, what we are, and what we represent. These phonies are almost always criminal otherwise in my opinion. Good job Guardians of the Green Beret. People probably don't realize what it would be like for me to ever actually meet a phony Green Beret. Offensive is not the word. I don't think there is a word for all the things that would go through my mind.

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