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Posted: 10/4/2004 3:14:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 3:44:31 PM EST by Steve_T_M]
How can I verify the credentials of a man claiming to be a former member of the US army special forces?

(As of right now I have reason to doubt this claim.)
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:15:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
How can I verify the credentials of a man claiming to be a former member of the US army special forces?

(As of right now I have to reason to doubt this claim.)




I will call

I have never met a special forces guy that actually told me he was in special forces.

Guys like that just dont brag about it.

SGtar15
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:15:57 PM EST
ask to see a copy of his DD214
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:16:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
How can I verify the credentials of a man claiming to be a former member of the US army special forces?

(As of right now I have to reason to doubt this claim.)



Ask him kindly for a photocopy of his DD214. That should outline all of his positions while in the Army.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:17:43 PM EST
Ask him what color the boathouse at Hererford is....
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:18:38 PM EST
Try asking on SOCNET I know they do alot of verifications there :

www.socnetcentral.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?s=99cbefb3e10fc19e2d76b39ac6948b92&forumid=38
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:22:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:23:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 3:24:51 PM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:24:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Ask him what color the boathouse at Hererford is....



but then, would you trust a guy that does not know how to pronounce it?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:28:10 PM EST
I work with a man that was a Green Beret; he is open about it with me after I found out when doing security clearance updates.

Seems like after he got to know me he opened up and we chat about the military days often as we can. To add that I was not Army and he loves to tease me about Marines and he is a very upstanding individual.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:30:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Ask him what color the boathouse at Hererford is....



Why would a Green Beret know something that I am guessing is a part of a Navy course?

That is a SEAL reference isn't it? Being neither a Green Beret or a SEAL I really dont know.



It is a joke.

On aside, just let the guy talk. If he is fake, he will do himself in. Guy at work bragged about his service, nothing out of the ordinary, then one day talked about when he was at sniper school and was doing 5000 yard head shots on a moving vehicle. Yeah right. Confirmed it by asking if it was with New, M-57 sniper rifle. He said yes, yes that is a sweet rifle he told me. Obviously he never saw the original "Manchurian Candidate" either.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:30:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Ask him what color the boathouse at Hererford is.... hr


Why would a Green Beret know something that I am guessing is a part of a Navy course?

That is a SEAL reference isn't it? Being neither a Green Beret or a SEAL I really dont know.



It's a reference to the movie Ronin. If you haven't seen it yet, it's on the must-see list.

Scott
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:34:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Ask him what color the boathouse at Hererford is....



Why would a Green Beret know something that I am guessing is a part of a Navy course?

That is a SEAL reference isn't it? Being neither a Green Beret or a SEAL I really dont know.



it is a line from a very bad movie... given to test if a guy was really SAS.

The funny part is that the guy asking the question (deniro?) did not pronounce the name of the town correctly and refered to the unit in an improper way...
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:40:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:43:14 PM EST
all save you the trouble his DD214 probably was destroyed because his missions were so top secret.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:47:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 3:49:18 PM EST by Garand_Shooter]
find some reason to mention your may be going to Spring Lake NC for some reason... say someone owes you money there and you may have to go collect.

Ask him if he ahs ever heard of it.

Won't confirm if he is SF, but will tell you if he has ever been stationed at Bragg. If he knows Spring Lake, ask about Troy............
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