Phillip Dale Monkress; phony SEAL in FL

| May 9, 2013

The discussion on Monkress has moved here.

Editor’s Note: Monkress needed a bump up to the top. His lawyer is sending threatening letters to our friends and I guess she decided after a phone call with me, that her threats would only be a day’s welcomed distraction. Someone is walking the halls of Congress with Monkress’ DD214 today asking questions. I’ve added some more evidence that Monkress called himself a Navy SEAL, which seems to be their defense these days, that he never said he was a SEAL. So Lori Benton of Ford & Harrison, Attorneys at Law, you know our number.

Someone sent us some information on Phillip Dale Monkress who was outed late last year by POW Network as a phony SEAL, but he’s still rockin’ the lie, so it’s time to call out the pitchfork brigade. Here’s picture of him in his motorcycle club, the US Military Veterans’ Motorcycle Club;

Notice the Trident peaking out from his vest? Well, here are his records;

Aside from the fact that Captain Larry Bailey, a real SEAL, says there’s no record of Monkress in the system, his records don’t mention BUD/S, well, unless a Computer System Maintenance Technician is the same as a SEAL in Navy talk. Here are his assignments;

He’s the CEO and president of “All-Points Logistics” in Titusville, FL, and according to the screenshots at POW Network, he works with US government contracts and claims he’s a Native-American. I wonder if that is even true, as well, since clearly, he wasn’t a SEAL. Someone at the DVA OIG ought to check on his claims of being a 100% disabled veteran, too.

ADDED: It seems the lawyers are trying to make the point that Monkress never called himself a SEAL, but here’s a page from the Brevard Business News which reprints a slide presentation in their publication;

Monkress APL ad
And an alert reader found a Florida Today article behind a pay wall. Scroll down and you’ll see where the article calls Monkress a Navy SEAL. Where’d the reporter get that idea?

Florida Today Monkress article
Here’s an ad that BBN ran in their publication about a business conference. But Monkress never claimed to be a SEAL, right?


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  1. NHSparky says:

    (sigh)…Yes, young padawan, good, good…FEEL the butthurt FLOW through you…

    Consider this a “drunk posting” intervention. Probably wasn’t a good idea coming in here the way you did. And yes, I stand by my earlier assertion that no NCO (you claimed 14 years?) worth a shit is going to come in here blustering and flinging poo at the bars the way you have. Again, your first impression was less than impressive.

    Your second impression is pretty much the same as the first.

  2. NHSparky says:

    And just out of curiousity, you’re stationed where, again?

  3. SAINT says:

    Well Sparky,
    I may have come on strongly, agreed. But I was not the first “poo slinger” but I guess anyone that does not see YOUR point of view is not worthy of an opinion. Sorry if I am not as articulate as you are Sparky. Maybe, I am a shitty NCO? How dare I question ANYTHING that is posted on here? I must be a drunken fool. You have won me over Sparky. I agree with you completely now.

    … and to answer your question, I am not stationed anywhere now. I am one of those shitty NCOs that got shot during combat.

  4. NHSparky says:

    Come on strongly…there’s the understatement of the year so far, calling a woman you don’t even know a whore, etc.

    Perhaps had you bothered to read his Page 5 (see above) or the rest of the thread, you’d have known what was known about him (not assumed) before you started your little tirade starting at post 82. Most NCO’s I’m aware of listen with their ears, not their mouths (or fingers, in your case.) Point the second.

    Yeah, articulation isn’t the word here, scooter. What am I looking for? Oh yeah–

    “Lighten up, Francis.”

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    Who the hell is an angry ex-lover? I don’t know anyone here who can stretch it that far.

  6. NHSparky says:

    I don’t know anyone here who can stretch it that far.

    ‘Cept maybe a sockpuppet.

  7. SAINT says:

    I JUST ASKED IF THE GUY WAS EVER SEEN IN A UNIFORM. If someone would have said yes that would have been the end of the story for me and my questions. I have a little bit of info that is not posted on here. (Being a shitty NCO and I a biker, I found out a little more info.) There is an ANGRY EX-LOVER posting on here… there are also two persons that were fired from APL for conduct that is FAR much worse than anything else I have posted. That was the reason I come out swinging. I handled it wrong. I just hate when people jump the gun and come after VETERANS without knowing the whole truth. I am overly defensive of veterans, (I do not mean that sarcastically, I really may be overly defensive) my apologies to ANY of you I may have offended. (Well except for the people with malice intent)
    So Sparky…. Wanna go have a beer and get over all of this?
    First round is on the Sockpuppet?

  8. OWB says:

    Damn! Someone comes on here insulting all of us, calling us names and worse, then acts all insulted because he (using the pronoun purely for purposes of contructing the sentance – I really don’t give a flip what your gender might be, Spanky) doesn’t get a standing O?

    Yeah. That’s not the sort of game that wins any points around here.

  9. NHSparky says:

    Saint–being that he was in the Navy for 5 years, I’m pretty sure he was in fact seen in a uniform at some point by someone.

    And again, our issue isn’t with him wearing what he EARNED, but rather with what he DIDN’T, namely the Trident and First Class crow.

    Then again, I’m sure you’d think it was no big deal if someone who didn’t earn them started sporting a CIB and Purple Heart, right?

  10. SAINT says:

    Sparky please understand me when I say I agree with you… I truly do. I insulted three people on purpose. And let’s be completely honest here…Those three know who I am. We have met several times in person and I KNOW what they are trying to do. I did not ask any of you to agree with me. I just asked for MORE FACTS… guess that is what insulted the rest of you? Ever wondered why out of all the people on here proven to be fakes, this guy is getting the most attention? Ever think that maybe someone might have personal reasons for dragging someone through the mud? Ever think that I MAY know these people that are making some of the claims and MAY know the reasons? I ONLY ASKED YOU FOR MORE FACTS… Is that really a bad thing? I even apologized for some of my comments, but trust me when I say they were for a good reason. Sparky I got nothing against you. I swear I don’t… I just think some people are playing a game with another person’s life. I do not know what else I can say to make any of you believe me. I do have GREAT respect for all of my fellow war fighters. I am not out to offend anyone else on here except for certain persons. I am a real veteran, all of my combat claims are real… awards too. YES I would be mad as hell if I was a SEAL, but I honestly believe that our SEALS understand someone screwing up and making the corrections should not be continually punished. SO… CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? Okay not funny, but I am trying to make a mend here. Good night Sparky and the rest of you guys (and gals)too.

  11. Green Thumb says:


    The was claiming SEAL and was not. Never wear a badge like that, period. And as a former Navy guy (?), he knows better.

    Get with it. Turd.

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    Monkress has hardly gotten more attention than anyone else. Not even close.

  13. Green Thumb says:


    I missed this post.

    Were you one of the women, I mean men, that he jilted? Tossed away and then took back? Lovers perhaps? Are you back together? I respect you defending your man…

    As far as the MC goes….I guess he will find out soon enough if they are the real deal.

    A Saint you are not. I would classify you as an “A’int”.


  14. SAINT says:

    See… even with me trying to make a correction you still want to call me names. Guess I will go join the other turds, sockpuppets, shitty NCOs, Francis,etc.

  15. SAINT says:

    Yes Green Thumb the name SAINT was given to me out of irony. I wish we could meet up sometime so I could personally explain the name to you. I am sure we would both get a great laugh out of it. Have a good night once again.

  16. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    @ 100 SAINT, sorry I misunderstood.

  17. SAINT says:

    Thank you YAT YAS 1833! No hard feelings, I should have been more clear. Have a good night

  18. NHSparky says:

    Second what PH2 said. 100 posts is nothing when outing someone. Don’t believe me? Under his pic is a “phony soldiers” tag. Click on it.

    Look at the poseurs who have 200, 300, 400-plus posts.

    This ain’t even a warmup.

  19. 2-17 AirCav says:

    This guy is so fake his tatoo is probably a rub-on.

  20. NHSparky says:

    Nice catches, Anon/DSL.

    I’m sure “SAINT” will be here any second to apologize for denigrating the lady above.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Well Sparky you were almost correct, I did respond as soon as I got the info.

    Thank you “Anonymous” for finally providing the info I asked for.

    Sparky as far as the “Lady” mentioned before, let’s just agree to disagree on her. I KNOW HER PERSONALLY!

    I got word about the three persons I purposely offended, plotting to oust this guy as part of a personal vendetta. I had no info on if this guy had ever really made the claim to be a Seal or not. That is why I requested more info. I never said he was nor was not legit. I just thought it was bad “juju” to let a veteran take a hit “IF” he or she was not guilty.

    I will also say this… If you have information that someone has stolen valor and you decide not to tell anyone because you PERSONALLY GAIN from keeping the secret… then 2-3 years later you decide to “come clean” because the person making the false claim is no longer supporting you or giving you a pay-check due to your OWN incompetence, then you are just as guilty as the person making the false claims.


  22. SAINT says:

    OOPS… Soryy 123 was posted by me… SAINT

  23. OWB says:

    Well, then. Perhaps you learned something? This is not a bunch of idiots who make half researched accusations. If you had bothered to actually read what was written and followed the links maybe your questions would have been answered and none of us would have had to suffer your attitude?

    Just my personal opinion.

  24. SAINT says:

    Agreed OWB except for the factor of the 3 persons I mentioned before.

  25. Hondo says:

    And just in case they disappear – I have archived copies of the web pages/files referenced above in comments 119 and 120.

  26. Green Thumb says:


    I saw the link. What a loser. I guess he is “slumming” in the picture above?

    Guy is a turd.

  27. VITOman says:

    Green Thumb is a kid with no clue to any of this situation. He talks a lot but none of it of “worth”…major loser.

  28. NHSparky says:

    Oh goody…another chewtoy pipes in.

  29. Green Thumb says:

    @129. Yo, VITO-man! The chewable ones, I suppose?

    I might be a loser, no doubt, but nowhere close to your boy up top.

    When it rains, it pours.

    It appears there is more than one turd in this toilet.

    You humpchump, you…


  30. Fixed Bayonet says:

    I am sure being a SEAL and sporting the trident sure looked good to the MC when he joined.

    And…I’m new here, I was sporting my 3 ribbons in my 4 year USMC tour 91-95′(5831 Brig Rat). It makes me sick to see these fakes wearing “fruit salad” with stars, valor, and clusters.

    But, the valor theft is rampant in the civilian sector as well. I’m a police officer now (17 yrs) and you wouldnt believe the amount of awards some officers try to claim while wearing their dress. Sad thing, most times its for a fallen officer during a funeral, like one we just lost…

    Rest well brother.

  31. Lucielou says:

    A DS2 is a Petty Officer Second Class. I can’t see him being a Navy Seal. This is some serious stuff here…someone should investigate this. Appears that some laws may have been broken. I’m just saying…

  32. Green Thumb says:


  33. icuthere says:

    Is claiming to be a navy seal (if you are not)when you are the CEO/Prez of a government contractor illegal?
    Immoral and fucked up yes, but is it illegal?

  34. Virtual Insanity says:


    Depends. If you’re using it to claim veteran owned/operated business for selection preferences, you betcha.

  35. Hondo says:

    Virtual Insanity: claiming Native American status, if false, is even more problematic.

    Monkress is a Vet, so the “Vet owned/operated” business is legit whether or not he claims to be a seal. (Could still be fraud if his claims of being a SEAL were considered material to the selection.) However, if he and other ownership/corporate leadership don’t legitimately qualify for tribal status, the claims of “Native American” owned/operated business become very problematic.

  36. icuthere says:

    How can that be verified? He isn’t an 8a biz. So what does he have to qualify or certify for Native American Status?
    I guess you can claim purple headed people eater & get away with it.
    I’m assuming he holds a clearance, any consequences from DISCO? I think lying & fraudulently misrepresenting yourself would make you a risk/vulnerability…
    How would one report this to the proper entities?

  37. Hondo says:

    icuthere: you might want to look at the slide deck at the link in comment 120 above. Monkress claims that his business is a SDB based on Cherokee tribal ownership.

    Since Native American owned businesses are a SDB category, they are thus are eligible for 8a Federal contracts. However, claiming that status means that 51% or more of the company must be owned by those qualifying for tribal membership. So if his firm has gotten any 8a set-aside Federal contracts based on being a Native American owned business and they don’t have 51% or more ownership by persons who qualify as bona fide members of a Native American tribe, that’s a problem. I think it’s called “possible fraud”.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Wow, read this blog and you guys have NO life at all. Move on and do something that is productive. There has been enough said already..just move on and get a life. Incredible, you all have TOO much time on your hands but I guess with NO LIFE that is what happens. Sound like a bunch of old ladies smoking, drinking coffee and talking crap.

  39. Hondo says:

    Ya gotta wonder who Monkress knows who’d post comments here from roughly 30 miles west of his company’s Titusville, FL, HQ.

  40. Anonymous says:


    Listen Turd,

    Your boy crapped on the graves on men and women that gave their all so he could inflate his ego.

    Your boy has crapped on the graves of many Native Americans that did the same.

    Get lost and YOU get a life, maggot.

  41. OWB says:

    Actually, there has not been quite enough said about this. Almost, but not quite. We need a post where his sorry mug is in jail and he has been fined for his illegal/unethical misdeeds.

    Funny that we should sound like old ladies smoking, drinking coffee and talking crap. Many of us are old, quite a few are ladies, some of us smoke, most of us drink coffee, and we can all talk crap when it is appropriate to do so. Thanks for noticing. I am a bit offended by calling us a “bunch,” though.

  42. Ex-PH2 says:

    Who among us does not have a life? OWB? Don’t think so. Very busy lady from what she’s told me. Most of the guys are retired from the service or out and/or working, and those of us who are retired (like me) have plenty to do. We just like coming here because it’s a community and we all have a common bond…as a community has.

  43. NHSparky says:

    Gotta love these guys with their, “Stop picking on me!” crap.

    Jesus, ya think one of these guys would fess up once in a while.

  44. icuthere says:

    My posts aren’t posting?

  45. icuthere says:

    This guy needs his reality checked by the Feds…….
    It’d he’s lied about being a seal I’m sure everything else has to be embellished. I’d like to see his CDIB card certifying that he’s a Native American

  46. icuthere says:

    I heard that this douche bag is still scheming in the govt contractor world. Now he’s saying he never claimed to be a seal….
    It was in his companies literature in his bio?
    What a sociopath…

  47. Green Thumb says:

    Creekmur was a better “SEAL” than this scumbag.

  48. Icuthere says:

    I think this guys company just won a 70 million dollars contract. This can’t be legal. How?