Melvin Gerard Slack Jr

| January 9, 2014

Melvin Gerard Slack Jr

Someone sent us that photo last night of Melvin Gerard Slack Jr who announced his candidacy for mayor of Shreveport, LA and he’s using his military career as a basis for his run. our friends at Guardian of Valor got an expeditious turn around on a FOIA on the dude. To begin with, he’s wearing an Air Force uniform, but he served in the Navy and the Army, well, here GoV runs down the uniform;

1. He is wearing Air Force ABU’s(Airman Battle Uniform), which the Air Force did not start issuing to enlisted trainee’s until 2 October 2007.

2. He is wearing the Flag on the left arm, which the Air Force does not even wear a flag, the Army wears it on the right arm.

3. He is wearing the US Army Special Forces patch on his left arm, as well as the 4th Infantry Division patch which is wrong as it should not be oriented where it looks like a square. It should be oriented in a way that it is diamond-shaped.

4. He has US Army BDU tapes sewn on both sides, his name should be one side. He also has SGT rank sewn on the collars, also for the BDU, which the Army no longer issues.

5. The Air Force patch he is sporting on his left pocket seems to be the 2nd Bomb Wing patch, and the one on his right pocket is Air Combat Command.

6. He is also wearing a Desert Storm Veteran hat.

The FOIA says;

According to his official records Melvin enlisted into the US Navy on JANUARY 25th 1989 and was discharged from the Navy during training on MARCH 27th, 1989. A few months later he enlisted in the US Army on MAY 23rd, 1989 and was Discharged due to Medical reasons on MAY 8th, 1991.

His records also show he was not anywhere near Kuwait/Iraq/Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm/Shield. Operation Desert Shield began on August 7th 1990 and Desert Storm began with the air war phase at 3 a.m., Jan. 17, 1991 (Jan. 16, 7 p.m. Eastern time) and was followed by a ground assault on 24 February 1991.

On October 11th 1989 Slack was en-route to Germany and was assigned to the 66th Transportation Company. On May 21st 1990 he was on patient hold in Fort Rucker, Alabama, and was later discharged on the 8th of May 1991.

Slack FOIA

Yeah, I wouldn’t vote for him because obviously he has no respect for any uniform if that’s how he wants to portray himself. I guess the NDSM convinces him that he’s a Desert Storm veteran, because he never served in the theater or even supported any operations there. But your experience may be different.

Category: Phony soldiers

Comments (40)

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    Wow, that’s a hell of a clownsuit worn by a hell of a poser…

  2. Old Trooper says:

    I’m losing my enthusiasm for berating these butt nuggets.

  3. He spent an entire year hospitalized prior to discharge?

    Was he (and is he still) a psychiatric patient?

  4. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Hey, cut this guy some slack! After all we are talking about Shreveport, LA. All these details! How on earth do you expect this moron to keep track of the details when he has been on a crack binge since last Thursday and up all night drinking malt?

  5. Hondo says:

    John Robert Malernee: I’d guess not psych unless he was transferred to Fort Gordon for a big part of that time and was discharged from there. As I recall, Eisenhower AMC at Gordon has had the Army’s major psych treatment facility for that region since the late 1970s/early 1980s.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    They’re like roaches, aren’t they? They just keep crawling out of the woodwork.

    I found than being sprayed with any de-greasing agent, like Fantastik, kills them within a few seconds. I’ll go stock up.

  7. FatCircles0311 says:

    Why in the world is this fool playing dress up 2 decades after this service as though he just completed the bin laden raid in some office space?

    He’s wearing a neck gator so obviusly he’s the real deal.

  8. Old Tanker says:

    Hey look! MSG Soup Sandwich has a little brother! They can get together and trade uniform bling!

  9. rb325th says:

    Of course he has the SF Patch (upside down even…), because he was a “Special Truck Driver”.

  10. OWB says:

    What? Uh, just NO!

  11. The Lurker Formally Known as Curt says:

    Jonn, I admire your diligence- these dumbasses keep showing up, and you all don’t seem to ever tire of shining the light on them. Thanks for that, all of you- the good folks here, GoV, Scotty, all of you!

  12. Hondo says:

    Sad part is that a quick Google search indicates the guy’s a minister, with a prison ministry. I’m kinda curious now regarding what he’s been telling the prisoners he counsels about his past.

  13. And they don’t even begin their charade with a prayer for guidance at the altar of St. Gooooooogle.
    Knowing the mentality of the people of Shreveport, I can believe that even with the enlighenment of his phoniness, he can still be elected as Mayor. Sad, so sad.

  14. Devtun says:


    Boric acid and diatomaceous earth work slowly, but also kills most of the critters behind walls & appliances…not too sure about these human sized roaches.

  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    Ah, but Devtun, the spray of Fantastik with a direct hit on the target, watching it wiggle and keel over, is much more fun.

    The Rules of Engagement for roaches include keeping score of kills. 😉

  16. Pam says:

    Sometimes there are just no words.

  17. MGySgtRet says:

    Please you poser assholes, just stop!! You are ALWAYS going to get caught! ALWAYS!!

    Jesus, and they just keep on coming. Like ants at a fucking picnic!!

  18. Sparks says:

    I can hear it now. “I am wearing all this stuff to identify with my future constituents.” Shreveport and Bossier City, LA, have been a SAC base since before I was a pup. I mean like back to the inception of the Air Force and SAC and before as an Army Air Camp, if I am correct.

  19. Green thumb says:

    The name “Slack” says it all.


  20. CWORet says:

    Thanks for the link, @19. Good to see the local news out him. He didn’t even try with that stupid uniform. Guess they never learn. Well, nothing left to see here. Back to the Rotund Ranger to see what’s new…

  21. McD says:

    As an Air Force guy I will also throw in the fact that we don’t wear MAJCOM or Unit Patches on the ABU. Some AFSC’s allow badges (Security Forces, and Fire Dept personnel to wear on the wearer’s left pocket), but no more MAJCOM or Unit Patches. It just adds more shame to this poser.

  22. ChipNASA says:

    @22…You know, I just realized that and had to go back and look at my unit’s photo from a year or two ago and also for Homecoming greeting at Baltimore Washington International airport when I brought my folks back from the Stan.
    My best friend there is a Chief and right there in his ABUs no patches. I have them on all my BDUs and Field Jackets etc, but totally didn’t realize when they went to ABUs, no MAJCOM or Unit patches.
    /been out 6 years.

  23. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    @19 – there is this little tidbit at the and of the story:

    On Tuesday, the day after Slack announced his candidacy, he pleaded not guilty in Shreveport city court for a charge of domestic abuse battery. Records show the incident happened in November of 2012.

    Well, he’s also got that going for him

  24. Green Thumb says:

    Another potential APL employee.

    Seems to fit the profile.

  25. McD says:

    @23 I’ve been in 25 years now (DAMN!) and I hated the fact that we lost those Patches… I was proud of my unit, but at least I have the old ones!

    Back to this guy… has anyone confronted him yet?

  26. OWB says:

    The thing I missed on first reading is that this is what he wore when he made his announcement! Oh, good grief. He HAD to know that there were a bunch of vets around who would call him on that. He wore it when he announced his candidacy??

  27. Hondo says:

    Pleaded guilty to domestic battery, eh? Wonder if he owned any weapons at the time?

    If so, he might have a problem now. Something called the Lautenberg Amendment.

  28. Just An Old Dog says:

    Oh he runs a prison ministry, veterans outreach/halfay house and nursing home. Who wants to lay money this turd is stealing government funds left and right, and taking VA and SSDI checks from his “clients”,

  29. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Whoa! I just realized that if you rearrange the letters in MELVIN GERARD SLACK, it spells WHAT AN ASSHOLE.
    Well, it kinda it does, escept for the MVINGRRDCK in his name.

  30. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    @ Air Cav … that is good … really good.

    Can I use that?

  31. thebesig says:

    Also, the BDU army and name tapes are no longer authorized on the ACUs, they have the ACU pattern background name and army tapes. The same thing with the rank patch.

    The Air Force uses a similar concept for their uniform.

    This retard didn’t even do an internet search before rolling out his phony nonsense. For the ACU, the rank is on the chest, and there’s only one on the shirt. The other is on the PC. They’re not on the ACU collars.

    Oh well,

    Looks like he’d be able to practice his craft directly in prison, as they’re apparently part of his client universe.

    The next time he makes a major announcement, he’ll be able to do so in a prison uniform. He’ll know how things are supposed to look with that uniform. 😀

  32. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @31. Yours.

  33. ChipNASA says:

    Just FYI.

    Also Stolen Valor just said they got off the phone with KSLA out of Shreveport concerning Melvin Slack, and he showed up as well to talk to the media and they’re going to be airing another segment later today.

  34. trapperfrank says:

    The brackets for this years tournament are filling up really early.

  35. Pineywoods NCO says:

    To my fellow veteran, SSG Stutzman, thank you for pointing this out. This is too close to me for me to ignore…but I am glad to see this jackass being caught red-handed.

  36. Just An Old Dog says:

    @37 is a link to his “coming clean”. Still about as trustworthy as a starving fox in a henhouse. He supposedly gets 40% VA disability for hurting his hand. Still is pimpin’ the disabled Vet License Plate. Assholes like this are why I never play the Vet card anywhere.

  37. geetwillickers says:

    I will say that I am impressed that he came clean, and (kind of) apologized. Much more so than most of the SV cases we see. His explanation was a bit muddled, and a bit less than believable, but as long as that abortion of a uniform never again sees the light of day, I am happy.

  38. rb325th says:

    He came clean because he got caught so damned fast. Wondering how much the lies would have grown had he not been…
    Posers suck.