I had topic that I wanted to talk about today, but I feel the need to talk about certain individuals in this country that feel the need to put on a uniform and claim to be a member of our elite military. In this Blog post I will call them “Posers”. It’s really unfair that so many Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Seamen and Coast-guardsmen have paid with their life for these same individuals to walk around free, with the ability of freedom of speech. All we as Veterans/friends of Veterans/Parents of Veterans and so on, can only call you out and embarrass you, but that’s as far as it goes, legally. Morally, you will be prosecuted and you will want to crawl under a rock after we are finished with you.

My Question for all these individuals is, if you want to be apart of our elite brotherhood, do exactly what we all did and join? All it takes is for you to go down to your local recruiting office and talk to a recruiter. Some individuals are just not cut out for this life. Many go off to basic training only to be sent home because they fail to make the transition from civilian to Soldier, etc. That doesn’t make you a bad person, you just were not able to do what was needed to become apart of this elite “fraternity”. Some of these same individuals are sent home only to make up a story instead of being man/woman enough and say they were not able to do what was asked of them. They make up all types of stories to make themselves look like they were sent on a secret mission to save the world from every single weapon of mass destruction on the planet. Many of you may laugh and think that I am over exaggerating, but it’s so true. When you get a chance I want you to check out this website: This site is always on the prowl for individuals that claim to be, but are only posing because they want the lifestyle; they are too afraid to do what they need to do for the lifestyle. If you know someone who is doing this, let these guys know and they will take care of the rest.

Most of the time, if you are talking to a person with a story that sounds a little too good to be true, then guess what? Maybe it is. If these individuals have an amazing story and no one to give them a “thumbs up” or verification, then it’s more than likely not true. Before I proceed, there are individuals with amazing stories that don’t go around bragging about what they did and there are those that do. You need to have the ability to see past the B.S. and ask the right questions. It’s ridiculous that we, as Veterans or Americans, that we have to ask for legislation to be put in place to protect what we do. Nine times out of ten, a Veteran knows another Veteran without even speaking a word. It’s how we carry ourselves, it’s how we speak, it’s the way we walk and the way we go above and beyond to help protect the people around us, instead of saving our own lives. I know some of you may be looking at that last statement and may be saying that it doesn’t make sense, but I challenge you to sit back and “people watch”. A TRUE Veteran doesn’t have to brag about the things that they have done, most of the time we just want those memories to be gone. Why would we go out of our way to find a TV station, Major Network, or someone with Star power, just to say that we did so and so, it was amazing and we need national attention?

I did all that rambling to say this, grab your set of “bolas or chocha” like the rest of us and go down to your local recruiting station and talk to a recruiter. If you don’t have what it takes, ask the right questions so that you can work towards that goal. If you happen to be in that percentile that go off to basic and don’t make it, admit it. You will get a lot more respect for being real, rather than your friends or community finding out that you are a fraud. There are Veterans that are doing whatever is necessary to protect what we fought for or still fighting for. Stop being something you’re not. Choose another profession to lie about. We, Veterans, take that word Veteran to heart and you WILL be asked the right questions to make sure all your ducks are in a row. I will admit that it does take a lot for a person to go off to basic training, be gone for 6 weeks get sent home for failure to adapt, and look your friends/family members/community and say that I just didn’t cut the mustard. That’s a hard pill to swallow, but it is a lot better than them finding out later and criminal charges be brought against you for a simple answer to a question.

Do the right thing, because it’s the right thing to do Morally; I promise, if you are a Poser, you WILL eventually be caught. Once you are caught, you will be plastered on sites like the one mentioned above and they will induct you into the “Hall of Shame” for any and everyone to see. Is it still worth it?

If it is still worth it to you, I want you to go on these sites and let the guys know what you are all about: I dare you!


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