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Derek Hamm, Green Beret... NOT!!!

Derek Hamm the fake Green Beret was sent to us way back in 2017. It seems we can't keep up with these frauds as others come in while we're waiting for records. This one slipped through the cracks.



We were originally sent Derek Hamm back in 2017 by a fellow Green Beret. 









2017 message asking about the fake Green Beret Derek Hamm









Sadly, there seems to be more of these frauds than junk mail and we can't keep up. 

Well, we just received yet another email about him. This time it was a link showing he's been charged. The

Read the article here:  👉Article mentioning charges👈

The name seemed familiar so we searched our old files and found the data on him from years ago.

What are some of his claims: False

Green Beret: False

Major action in Iraq 2/18/03 prior to the declaration of military hostilities: False, Prior to this date he shows active duty for a month and a half

Numerous Classified Missions in 13 Countries during his 2 years of deployment: False

3 ODA's: False, he wasn't even Airborne

Records classified and/or redacted: False

There was a security leak involving SSN's and the DOD took special precautions to protect them from attacks in the US after coming home: False

Rescued marines under hostile fire: False

Afghanistan War Veteran: Not sure, he does show a CIB in records

Iraq War Veteran: Not sure, he does show a CIB in records

5th Special Forces Group: False, he wasn't even Airborne

SFOD-D: False, he wasn't even Airborne

Purple Heart: False, Records do NOT show this

Bronze Star: False, Records do NOT show this

Silver Star: False, Records do NOT show this

Upon return to the US, 5 of his team committed suicide: False, he wasn't even Airborne and never SF.

What do records actually show:

He was National Guard with the 2-54th, 1-152nd, and 76th.

He wasn't Airborne qualified. He was on active duty for a little over a year and ETS'd an E-4.

He received The National Defense Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M device, Army Service Ribbon, and CIB.

He also claimed to be related to the Oil Billionaire Harold Hamm, which according to the article we were sent, is also a lie.

Derek Hamm, you'll now be added to hall of zeroes forever.

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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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