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

Travis Schwarzer, Green Beret… NOT!!

Travis came up on our radar when he tried to purchase some coffee from 

You can find then here: De Espresso Liber Coffee

A former Group guy owns that company… OOPS.

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They established dialog and Travis was asked what BN he served in, as the De Espresso Liber rep saw him in a Tan beret. Travis replied 3rd and also added he was 7th and 10th SFG… “and of course” RTB. He asked the DEL rep if he was Pathfinder qualified.

Travis added he was 18Z and 5th RTB. He said he still assists in Mountain Phase and out at Robin Sage. Travis added he is the schools liaison for the National Pathfinder Assoc. He adds that he goes to Benning for the Airborne and Pathfinder Graduations. Travis said they give the honor and international students a one year membership.

As the correspondence continues, Travis says he spent his first 8 years in the USMC then 19 in the US Army. He was asked about his star on his CIB and Travis responds he had quote: “2 qualifying eras. 3rd-SW Asia, 4-OFS Among others.”

He then adds he’s a private person and he doesn’t just throw stuff out there… AFTER he threw stuff out there.

Travis then stated: I’m not asking you or your other brothers to take time to vet me. I don’t know your name, Group, BN etc… I spent the first 8 years in the Corps, in Force Recon… in units that are now MARSOC. I went through the Army schools as a Marine. I went to Combat Diver and Mountain Warfare schools, then worked beside Rangers and SF so I went that route. He adds he was in every major conflict since 1983 in his 27 year and many not so well known.

When we reached out to him and immediately told him he was NOT a ranger, was NOT SF, he immediately said he’d remove all and only just supported these orgs.  He must not have known we had the texts between him a coffee, as those statements to them seem to contradict his statements to us. 

We asked him to send his fake stuff back to the Green Beret Foundation and he agreed.


-Marine Force Recon False

-Pathfinder False

-Airborne False

-Master Sergeant, False

- 3rd Battalion / 75th Ranger Regiment False

- 5th Ranger Training Battalion False

- 7th Special Forces Group False

-10th Special Forces Group False

- Combat Diver Qualification Course False

- Special Forces Qualified False

-18z False

- CIB with 2nd Award False, no CIB

-Every major conflict since 1983 False

Travis Schwarzer, 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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