Jeffrey Rodgers, Lonestar Survival, phony SEAL

| November 21, 2012

Someone sent us some stuff on this Jeffrey Rodgers dude who is the founder of Lonestar Survival, but I guess he got wind of our sniffing around and started cleaning out his stench from the internet. Luckily, our buddy, Don Shipley got some screen shots. You can still see the cached copies, if you Google, but here for your convenience is a screen shot;

He stripped out his Facebook Page for Lonestar Survival. And here is his LinkedIn Profile, which has also disappeared;

Of course, you know that if TAH and Don Shipley know his name, none of it is true.

If the name you provided is spelled correctly, I do NOT find a listing in the SEAL Database (SEAL Teams and predecessor units from 1943 to the Present Day) for anyone named JEFFERY RODGERS. I have also examined possible alternate spellings, and names with similar pronunciations without finding any that appear to be applicable.

So, when this hits the search engines, folks will be warned that they’re NOT getting their survival training from a former SEAL, when we get his FOIA, we’ll know more about his service, but if you’re paying for training from a SEAL, you should be getting training from a SEAL. Jeff Rodgers and Lonestar Survival won’t get you training from a SEAL.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Yeah, well, if there was any doubt about him NOT being a SEAL, the doubt is eliminated with what the bio says are his life’s priorities summed up: family, business, soccer, and survival. They may be his but, boy, is that a screwed-up list of priorities or what?

  2. Green Thumb says:

    What a bio!

    Chuck, Arny, John Wayne, Lee Van Cleef, Mr T. and Micheal Dudikoff (American Ninja 1 & 2, for the young ones)move over…

    Here is the real deal.


  3. streetsweeper says:

    I just bounced a f-kwad off the site I admin on. Dude was telling “war stories”, claimed SEAL, all the usual bullshit then paused when I asked for his BUD/S. Told me it is all on his 214 but he wasn’t able to tell me his class date?!?!?! Tossed his ass out. lmao!

  4. B Woodman says:

    Training from a “seal” – the kind that claps its flippers, balances a ball on its nose, and barks when you throw it a fish.

  5. JP says:

    He should hit up Giduck (pronounced gay-duck) and set up a phony partnership

  6. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    @ 3-streetsweeper: isn’t it odd that the most basic stuff is what trips posers up? Recruit Plt #, Drill Instructor’s names, Recruit co, Bn & Rgt. What outfits were you with, what’s you MOS, etc. Too darn easy!?

  7. streetsweeper says:

    @ #6 – YUP!

  8. I’m still waiting for some guy on Face Book to brag about being an Army cook, or a supply sergeant.

  9. HMCS(FMF) Ret says:

    Another “Rice Paddy Daddy” called out for being a poseur… friggin A$$clown!

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    Quartermaster, bosun’s mate, aerographer’s mate, photo interp

  11. rkeen78 says:

    I like how when I google Lonestar Survival, TAH is above his actual website.

  12. Just an Old Dog says:

    You mean that you can’t play professional soccer and be a full time SEAL? I think he got the wrong idea of what “war on drugs” means,, I’m thinking he was trying to eliminate crack by smoking as much of it as he could.Not that construction isn’t a skilled profession but it sounds like he’s part of a crew, not on the board of the company,,, not something you see a lot of Harvard grads doing.

    As Yoda would say “The Douche is strong with this one”

  13. Just an Old Dog says:


  14. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    JaOD, I could barely keep up with playing amateur soccer while working an 8 – 5 job and having time to do “secret squirrel” missions to get to my favorite burrito shop and have time to eat before my wife got suspicious!? She didn’t want me to be a twin brother to the Goodyear Blimp!?

  15. Matthew House says:

    I wonder if Perry Homes in Houston knows that they have such an amazing hero working for them. Clearly, someone should give them a call, and advise them to promote him to a position more in line with his true awesomeness…

    Like, say, the unemployment line.

  16. Matthew House says:

    “Does it seem strange that the head of the CIA and General Petraeus were both canned in the midst of the Bengazi investigation?”

    Quote from the turd in question’s facebook page.

  17. OWB says:

    @ #16: That is hilarious!

  18. LebbenB says:

    @16. Gold. Pure…Comedy…GOLD.

  19. streetsweeper says:

    @ #15- I bet when Bob Perry finds out, this critter won’t be none too happy after Perry gets done with him. lol.

  20. Matthew House says:

    @19 – Agreed. People who are liars, also tend to be thieves….

  21. Ex-PH2 says:

    I’m kind of taken by the comments that followed his October request for ideas about what to put on FB:

    Do you guys have anything you’d like me to do a post on or any products you’d like to see reviewed?

    Dennis Harless: lets hear more about how you were a SEAL in South America, stationed in PR and played Pro Soccer while you fought the war on drugs. (3 hours ago · 1..)

    Ed Kenny: I would like for im to post some stories on his secret squirrel exploits. I think his position on the soccer team was just a cover so that he could infiltrate Cuba and assasinate Fidel Castro. (about an hour ago.)

    When does the silly season start?

  22. Matthew House says:

    I bet he closes his comments by lunchtime.

  23. Matthew House says:

    I was wrong, he’s already scrubbing his comments. poor baby.

  24. Hack Stone says:

    He may have “stolen” his company name, as there is a Lonestar Survival (note Survival, not Survivalism) that appears to be a breast cancer awareness organization that has a Facebook page.

  25. WebsterICT says:

    Additional claims about soccer, etc. –

    Considering what he has said, it sounds like he was a Navy MP/Prisoner Guard. Task Group Trident is the U.S. Navy Military Police Battalion-Afghanistan – “More than 300 active-duty and Reserve Sailors are deployed to Task Group Trident supporting U.S. detention operations at the Detention Facility in Parwan.”

    Another sailor that could not let his own record speak for itself.

  26. Hack Stone says:

    Okay, pop quiz. The screen grab posted aboved states that Lonestart Survival is “The #1 Survival School in Texas!”, yet off to the left, it says “OPENING SOON!” So, he is doing such a bang up job, he has already been rated the number 1 school, and he hasn’t even trained one person yet. Kind of like being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize during your first sixty days in office as President.

  27. Hack Stone says:

    His Facebook response:

    Lonestar Survivalism And of course if I were to do any secret missions they would by definition be secret so no post. Also if I was on any soccer team I wouldn’t tell out of self respect.
    12 minutes ago • Like

    Lonestar Survivalism I’d like to thank you guys too for the interaction. My comments are in jest as a assume yours are also. Happy Thanksgiving.
    9 minutes ago • Like

    You would think that he learned the advantages and disadvantages on Pasting to Facebook from the Lindsey Stone debacle, but alas, I guess not. I hope that there are a few more screen grabs before he deletes it all.

  28. Instinct says:

    Yeah, comments are scrubbed on FB. Now every post is IN CAPS AND WANTING TO KNOW HOW EVERYONE IS DOING?!?!?!!

    Sooooo, his ‘survival gear’ is para cord bracelets? That’s it?

  29. Mr Wolf, non-Esq says:

    A good friend who’s a real deal NSW dude has the best reply- when asked what he did in the Navy, he says-

    “I was in the band”

    He just never mentions WHICH band lolol

  30. He guys. My name is Jeremy and I run Notice it is survivalism not survival. My facebook page was mentioned in this post. I repeat I am not this Jeffery character and am not at all connected with him or his site. A few of the members here left me some comments on my facebook page. I don’t blame them since they thought I was this poser. I just wanted to clear up that my site is not the one mentioned in this article. I am an Air Force veteran and any questions about my background will happily be verified. Thanks guys. Give this guy hell, but please try to differentiate the sites.

  31. Tman says:

    Like I said the poseurs keep getting worse and see more every day.

  32. Just an Old Dog says:

    @30, It would appear I jumped the gun on this Facebook link, close to the same company name, different people. I kind of feel like an ass for posting the link, but I hope that Mr Edwards is aware of the problems that may come from the Jackwagon who is running a company with close to the same name and doing the same thing.

  33. I cannot find this guys website. Hopefully he has taken the whole site offline. That would help me from being confused with this guy.

  34. streetsweeper says:

    @ #29- I worked with a USN veteran out on the west coast for a number of years. Whenever someone asked him what he did in the Navy, he always replied “A cook”. He was a “boat driver” as he put it, cruising the scenic by-ways of Vietnam picking up and dropping off hitchhikers, lol.

  35. OWB says:

    Stolen Valor is a victimless crime? Really??

  36. Hack Stone says:

    I am going to start my own business, based on my 22 years in the Marine Corps. It will be called Extreme Communications Electronics Experience. My clients will experience all of the thrills of going through C&E School in 29 Palms without having to bother going through MCRD. Some of my activities will include standing on the grinder at 05:30 for a 08:00 formation; going down to the PX to buy all of that USMC swag, such as that ugly ass fluorescent jacket (AKA Boot Road Guard vest); and the ever challenging working party detail, which includes shoveling shit at the horse stables, picking up brass on the machine gun ranges, and building bunkers for the Marines (7th Marines and Tank Battalion) not on BS working parties get to blow up. And, at then end of the three weeks of this inetnse training, all participants will pile into a vastly over-priced taxi for a ride out into town, where they all get tattoos that have a better than 50% of spelling some part of United States Marine Corps incorrectly. Sign up now, seats are filling up fast.

  37. Ex-PH2 says:

    Looks to me like you guys did your job, Hack, if he’s sanitized his FB page.

  38. RandomNCO says:

    I worked at SeaWorld for awhile…saw plenty of real seals and seal trainers.

  39. Open Channel D says:

    Sounds like the highlight of this guy’s career was yelling out “Gimme two road guards in!”