Poser Busting

JedisonsDad

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One of my favorite stories was when I was a student in the Q course. Contractor prolly in his 40’s early 50’s, definitely actually a former SF guy, but probably NG. This was 2007/8ish, so possibly he had GWOT experience, but that is not really important.

SEAL medic student: so yeah the new Rambo movie is pretty cool.

Contractor: I don’t need to see it, I lived that life.

SEAL: you were a riverboat driver in Burma?

Contractor: …..

It may be a you had to be there moment, but it sticks with me. Never be the “I lived that life” guy in comparison to movies. It is weird for everyone.
I pictured this in the same tone and context as Happy Gilmore questioning Shooter McGavin about eating pieces of shit for breakfast.
 

MIkeH92467

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I have a woodlands camo shirt that I wear as a light jacket. I don't have name tape, insignia, tab or rank indications of any kind. I had a guy tell me a while back "Thank you for your service". I told him I appreciated the thought, but that I hate the idea of anyone thinking I'm trying to claim credit for being something I'm not. It was an awkward moment. If I say something to someone about wearing a veteran's cap or some such, I try to limit my comments to something that will make it clear I understand how they served and that I respect them for it. Personally, I respect anyone even if all they did was "shovel shit in Louisiana". If you go where they told you to go and did what they told you to do, that's honorable service. That said, Special Operators have a special place in my heart. As George Orwell said (more or less) "We sleep sound in our beds because rough men work to keep it so."
 

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Sad, just sad these things happen. Not just by the shitbags themselves, but by their campaigns, political parties, and even so-called "journalists." You know how hard it is to run down this clown's claims, or that of any poser?

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and The Privacy Act

Most information in a Federal (non-archival) Official Personnel Folder (OPF) is not releasable to the general public without the written consent of the individual whose record is involved. The Freedom of Information Act does allow, however, for certain information to be released without the individual's consent. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that the following information can be released to the public:

  • Name
  • Past and present positions
  • Past and present titles
  • Past and present salaries
  • Past and present grades
  • Past and present job locations

And it gets worse, again showing how lazy, incompetent, gullible, and plain fucking stupid people are.

Clyde Shavers - Service To School

Clyde is a 2013 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with Honors and Chinese. He commissioned into the nuclear submarine community and later transitioned as a public affairs officer in 2015. His operational tours include U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain and Destroyer Squadron SEVEN in Singapore. Clyde graduated from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 2022.

Bet a dollar this POS was selected for subs, but flunked out of nuke school. Graduates and commissions in 2013, but is a PAO in two years? You think the Navy would allow a nuke qualified officer to become a PAO with a year-ish in the fleet?

Thinking and research are hard. Fuck this guy and fuck everyone who supports his campaign.
 

JedisonsDad

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Sad, just sad these things happen. Not just by the shitbags themselves, but by their campaigns, political parties, and even so-called "journalists." You know how hard it is to run down this clown's claims, or that of any poser?

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and The Privacy Act



And it gets worse, again showing how lazy, incompetent, gullible, and plain fucking stupid people are.

Clyde Shavers - Service To School



Bet a dollar this POS was selected for subs, but flunked out of nuke school. Graduates and commissions in 2013, but is a PAO in two years? You think the Navy would allow a nuke qualified officer to become a PAO with a year-ish in the fleet?

Thinking and research are hard. Fuck this guy and fuck everyone who supports his campaign.
“Commissioned into the nuclear submarine community”

To me, that sounds like a support bullet. Kind of how Intel can be assigned to the “SOF community”.
 

Marauder06

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