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John David Dykes, Green Beret... NOT!!

John thinks going AWOL twice, being a deserter, and Construction Equipment Operator (62E10) gives him the right to claim to have been a Green Beret. WRONG

If you don't see all the pictures, click on the red line under the last picture that says expand more media or something close to that. It isn't rocket science.

We were sent John Dykes, Fake Green Beret by someone close to him. He knew he didn't pass the smell test. We did a quick scan of his Facebook profile and knew he was not what he said. He had a Q-course certificate that he bought off the internet that stunk to high heaven. 

All of the certificates he shares as having earned were bought off the internet. His Q-course graduation certificate says it was issued from John F. Kennedy Special Warfare “Training” Center. No such animal exists. It should say US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Also, any certificate issued by SWCS would not include an individual 5th Grp flash on the certificate such as John Dykes shows on his fake Q-course certificate. This is a cheap internet BS certificate that any poser can buy.

On the 117hr Q-course graduation certificate that he shows people and has hanging on his wall, it has a 5th Group flash on it. SWCS does NOT include any individual Group flash on certificates. We include one taken off that website that shows one with a 1st Grp flash included. If you have the money, people will sell you anything on the internet. We also include a legit Q-course certificate from that era to show it’s very different. Also, the total time for someone attempting the Q-course as a Medic would be closer to 2 years. NOT 117 hours.

His Special Forces Medical Sergeant certificate dated 1998 shows Ft Sam and 40hrs. The MOS portion for SF medics was no longer held at Ft Sam in ’98. Someone should notify the fake certificate site he bought that at to update the location. The MOS portion for someone going through the 18D portion at that time would have been closer to 11 months.

5 months for the Special Operations Combat Medic Course. Became 6 months somewhere in 98.

5 months for the Special Forces Medical Sergeants Course. All 18Ds had to pass both courses

The numerous fake certificates he shares on Facebook, and has hanging on his house wall, also show him as a Staff Sergeant. He never once held that rank. Yet another lie from fake Green Beret John Dykes.

On his certificates:

Close Quarter Combat Training dated 6/16/89:

1) He didn’t show up to the 505th until 7/20/89

2) Special Warfare Training Center doesn’t exist. It’s called US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) and it’s located at Ft Bragg.

3) He was never a Sergeant while at the 505th. He was an E-4 at a time while he was in the service.

Certificate of Service in the 19th:

1) Bogus certificate 

2) It’s issued date is 9/9/97, 1 1/2 years after he left the 19th as a Construction Equipment Operator (62E10)

3) He never held the Rank of Staff Sergeant at any point in his time in service.

Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course:

1) JFK Special Forces Training Center doesn’t exist

2) On the two areas that claim hours on this certificate. The first line on the certificate says 40 hours Special Forces medical Sergeants Course. That’s 100% bogus. In 1998 it would be closer to 11 months.

5 months for the Special Operations Combat Medic Course (It became 6 months somewhere in 98).

5 months for the Special Forces Medical Sergeants Course.

All 18Ds had to pass both courses

3) It was awarded to Staff Sergeant John Dykes… John Dykes, fake Green Beret never held that rank.

4) It says Completion of 60-week course… Graduation certificates don’t include hours on them. We share a legit certificate that you can compare. Hours vary for each person.

5) It says Given at Ft Sam10/12/98… Training had been moved away from Ft Sam in ’96

Special Forces Qualification Course:

1) Refer to everything mentioned above

2) It’s funny how his Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course, at the bottom, says 60 weeks yet this shows 117 hours for the total course. Both fake certificates were bought off the internet.

3) SWCS does NOT include random SF Group flashes on certificates.

4) It shows a Graduation date of 10/10/96… Well, that’s interesting. His Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course Cert, shows a date of 10/12/98, Two years off.

5) Not sure where he was on 10/10/96 as the certificate shows, but on 3/15/96 he was en route to Ft Gordon Ga. and started AIT as a 74C, Telecom Oper.

Master Parachutist:

1) Dated 11/14/88… He didn’t even attend jump school until 6/12/89

2) It says 505th… Didn’t show up there until 7/20/89

John Dykes, you'll now be added to Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies.

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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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