Joseph Matthew Scott; that Pretend Ranger

| March 15, 2014

Joseph Matthew Scott photo

Yesterday, we posted a video from San Joaquin Delta College where two soldiers confronted a rather obvious fake who was wearing an EOD patch, Master Sergeant rank and a Ranger tab. Well, it turns out that it wasn’t the first encounter that we here at TAH had with him. Earlier this month, Mary had us check on the dude, whose name turns out to be Joseph Matthew Scott.

Mary says that people told her that he was claiming that he was still in the Army and that he had four Purple Hearts and that he is an MP. Well, he’s not still in the Army, or the Guard or the Reserves. So we may have his real records in short order.

ADDED: A local news report. It’s only freedom of speech;

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Green Thumb says:


    • Ben says:

      So if it is just a uniform… what if it were just a police uniform? how would that reaction have been by the police? Although I respect the sacrifices mad by all first responders how is the wear of a MILITARY uniform where young men and women sacrifice their lives for this country and our way of life not treated with more respect. I am retired USAF and have earned the right to wear my uniform but would never wear it in public, just for the attention. I think people that impersonate military should be treated as if they were impersonating a police officer.

    • OldSargeUSAR says:


  2. Ex-PH2© says:

    The gut overhang would provide shade for a large basset hound.

    He isn’t bald in this photo.

  3. MrBill says:

    His Facebook says “Infantry, US Army, May 3, 2008 to present.” Wow! To make Master Sergeant in six years, he must be one high-speed troop!

    • Pineywoods NCO says:

      Funny. I see on his Facebook two points where he was in what would be around Fort Benning. Maybe Bozo the ACU Clown here tried and got booted out of basic training.

      And by the way, it’s not even six years yet. So how is this fuckstick even wearing MSG rank since minimum time in service requirement is eight years.

      He must be an intern for APL.

      I say again, DUMBASS.

      • CLAW131 says:

        Good Morning. I have a quick question to ask. Has the Army done away with minimum Time in Grade requirements? I’m an older soldier and have been retired for awhile now (Dec 1991) and haven’t exactly been keeping up with the times, but back in my time there were Primary and Secondary Zones of Consideration for E-7 through E-9. Thank You

        • MrBill says:

          Not as far as I know. We’re just making tongue-in-cheek comments because there’s no way this young poser (even if he was in the Army) could be an E-8.

          • CLAW131 says:

            Mr. Bill, Thanks. I knew from the first look at that “MSG” he was a poser. But from the info Pineywoods NCO posted and knowing we have been in a shooting war now for over 13 years, I was just trying to get updated on the promotion system. I guess that eligibility for the next rank must come after the two year commitment has been served for the previous promotion and no longer involves the peacetime Primary/Secondary Zones that were in effect upon my retirement.

        • Pineywoods NCO says:

          CLAW, I respect the fact you had asked this question. The TIS / TIG requirements are still in place and are posted clear as day in regulation.

          For SFC, it is six years Time in Service to even be looked at. For MSG / 1SG, eight years and for SGM / CSM, ten. There are still Primary and Secondary zones. They are more in place to play into time in grade. I will have to find my external hard drive that I put everything into regarding the Army and find the exact info for you.

          • CLAW131 says:

            Pineywoods, Thanks for the answer. It’s not necessary to dig any further. The information you provided satisfied my curiosity.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Yeah, that or he’s already in their executive program!!

  4. Bangle99 says:

    Did you see the pic of him and his “girlfriend” on his FB page. He’s wearing a green Class A shirt with his white tee shirt sticking out, civilian belt and civilian trousers. He’s such a dufflebag.

    • Mustang2LT says:

      Hey! At least a duffel bag is useful unlike our stout friend here. I can’t wait to show this video to more of my buds. I showed it to one coworker who was 11B in the 101st Airborne, Ranger school type who did a tour in Iraq and one in the ‘Stan and he damn near lost his mind.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I’ve been spreading it on farcebook myself, many others have too, and the college’s FB page has a tsunami of comments tearing them up for how they handled this!!

    • CAs6 says:

      I love the comment on that picture; ‘your guys are cutie together bro’ (sic)

      Birds of a feather flock together, and mental giants like these do too, no doubt.

    • Pineywoods NCO says:


      Please refrain from insulting a duffel bag like that. They are not amused by this rejection of humanity.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Yeah Bangle99, I also saw that pic, and as soon as I did, I SO wished I was able to reach through my screen to try to bitchslap and choke the STUPID out of him!

      Meh, it’s the thought that counts, ain’t it?

      • Mustang2LT says:

        Yeah, about that…….
        Unfortunately, choking the stupid out of someone is a failure from the start. If you deprive the brain of oxygen, the person only gets stupider. My $0.02.


      • Jon The Mechanic says:

        There is a 95% chance that if you tried to slap the stupid out of him, your grandchildren would have retired before you were done.

        • Mustang2LT says:

          More like 99.9999%

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            Yeah, yeah, y’all are right, but what’s wrong with a quick throatpunch and “Jap-Slapping” a DOG TURD like that?

          • Mustang2LT says:

            Nothing wrong with an old school pimp slap or a good old – fashioned choke out; just don’t expect any improvement! Remember, you can’t polish a turd and stupid is fohevah!


          • Hondo says:

            Ah, but Mustang2LT – that’s a myth that’s been busted. One can indeed polish a turd.

          • Mustang2LT says:

            OK, I stand corrected. One CAN polish a turd (why someone would want to do this is beyond me). However, I still stand by the second part of my statement, Stupid is Fohevah!

  5. Sparks says:


  6. Virtual Insanity says:

    Well. Congratulations, dumbass. You’re about to get waaaaaay more attention than you wanted….

  7. Pineywoods NCO says:

    Freedom of Expression? BULLSHIT!!

    Also that idiotic reporter and that damned campus cop obviously neither of them served a day in the service. When the FOIA request comes back, make sure both of them see it.

    My former 1SG, a recently SGM in the Signal Corps, is fuming over this “damned ass” fuckstick…so are my peers from my 11 years as well.

    This doesn’t even deserve TURD or MAGGOT….he earns what I think of him, the reporter and the campus cop:

    DUMBASSES, all three.

    • Ex-PH2© says:

      He is truly not worth logging into FB just to see his ego-feed photos of himself.

      I can see enough from my seat in the stands, right here, and I do not like what I see.

      • Mustang2LT says:

        Yep, no need to leave the cheap seats. Pass the popcorn, Ex-PH2; it’s about to get real!

    • A Proud Infidel™ says:

      Getting a 1SG, SGM or CSM THAT PISSED OFF at you is as brilliant as getting a MCPO that pissed. This has made its way over the ‘net, so poser-boybitch and the college have only begun to see the tsunami of SHIT they’ve brought on themselves!!
      And YES, I hope him/it, the doughnut-guzzling shopping-mall-rent-a-fuzz-reject of a cop, and the college’s administration are ALL shitting themselves over the consequences of what they’ve done!!

  8. Smaj says:

    Shitbird loser.

  9. Toasty Coastie©™ says:

    Hey Joseph Matthew Scott; that Pretend Ranger~

    Better get started on some PT…I hear Master Sergeant Google is one hell of a DI…

    • Ericka says:

      Oh no he’s a master Sargent too. You didn’t hear? That’s what he tells his gfs family

  10. Meghan says:

    When we get his records we NEED to send it to the college! Send it to the security office so these campus cops will feel like idiots defending this prick.

    • UpNorth says:

      The ABC station is owned by Gannett, according to their masthead. Gannett also owns the Journal News in Westchester county, Nooo Yawk. TAH discussed The Journal News here,
      Gannett doesn’t show a lot of sense in their ownership practice.

  11. Meghan says:

    Also send them a copy of the stolen valor act as he’s claiming purple hearts.

  12. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Mary confirms that she filed for his records earlier this month, so we’re waiting. Somehow, I don’t think they’re gong to be worth the wait.

    • Ericka says:

      Yes I was the one that sent for the report on the 5th of March. It says he is not serving active

  13. Hondo says:

    I’ll just leave these here for our “good friend” Joseph’s review.

    Bottom line, “Joseph” – unless you’re a member of the USAR/ARNG, or within 90 days of discharge, methinks you may have a bit of a problem here.

    Maybe the above information should be provided to “Joseph’s” college LE authorities as well.

  14. Hondo says:

    Addendum to my comment above:

    anyone with Facebook access, please archive any and all photos of this tool in uniform. Download them if possible, please – if they’re digital photos, they often contain metadata that indicates date/time they were taken.

  15. Ranger Pat says:

    I applaud the Stockton Police! It is good to know that they don’t mind if I express myself by “just wearing a uniform.”

    Perhaps I will wear one like theirs, despite my lack of law enforcement training, so that I can “honor” them. Wonder how long that would last?


    • Old Trooper says:

      I suppose if you don’t try to arrest anyone or give them a ticket, then you aren’t really impersonating an officer. The problem is; the cops get their undies in a twist if someone tries to play dress up with their uniforms, but think it’s free speech if it’s done to others.

      • Mustang2LT says:

        And that is why I have a low opinion of cops. Of course it doesn’t help that I lived in Chicago for over 10 years.

      • ghp95134 says:

        Old Trooper: …I suppose if you don’t try to arrest anyone or give them a ticket, then you aren’t really impersonating an officer. …

        Yeah, but. WHAT IF he wore a police uniform while eating a doughnut???


        • Wrench S2/S3 says:

          ghp – I’m not so sure wearing an LE uniform in Stockton would be advisable – and not because of the Stockton PD or SJSO! The title “bullet town” bounces back and forth between Stockton and Modesto on almost an annual basis.

          Now, as one commenter on Delta’s FB page said – dress up as a professor…

          Break, do you ever get up HWY 4 east of Stockton to ski?

          • ghp95134 says:

            Wrench S2/S3,

            I haven’t been skiing since … (thinking … what was that Corporal’s name???) … well, a long time.

            Stockton … isn’t that near the Barkley Ranch in the Big Valley? [err… inconveniently under Lake Camanche.]


          • tm says:

            “dress up as a professor…”

            You mean show up looking like a homeless guy?

            — break
            A friend of mine teaches math at a local community college. He and I both know calling him “professor” is title inflation. For the record, he goes to work in a button down shirt and jeans.

  16. JarHead Pat says:

    Such a loser,and thank you facefuck for putting me in 48 hr lock down after i sent that roid head poser SEAL a kind word.

    • Mustang2LT says:

      With as many phonies as are on that social media site, they oughta change it to Fakebook. I kill me. 😉

  17. Just An Old Dog says:

    San Joaquin Delta College has a facebook page. Might want to consider letting them know how you feel about them and their tubby little head rent a cop Jim Bock.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      There was a tsunami of “love” for them on that shckool’s FB page about the chickenshit way they handled everything, and it continues to grow. I wonder what they’ll do to try and curb the nasty PR they gave themselves, but hey, they did it to themselves, and I HOPE that school’s administrators are shitting themselves half to death over this!!

      • Doc Savage says:

        I just had a peek at the SJDC facebook page……that’s quite the shitstorm they opened up on themselves.

  18. Just An Old Dog says:

    The diaper Stain is wearing an Amity Fire District T-shirt and appears to be sitting in the cap of an emergency vehicle in one of his pictures, if he works for them they should know, but then again he could be faking that as well,’
    William Derek Church in the Making.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Could be, I see he/it already has a jelly doughnut-guzzler’s double chin!!

      Piece. Of. SHIT!!©™

  19. MSGRetired says:

    Here ya Go, Douche Bag on Facebook

  20. Nicki says:

    FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION?? What, exactly, is this fucktard expressing? That he’s a shitstick? A fetid turd? What?

    • Mustang2LT says:

      Exactly, and he’s doing a fine, fine job.

    • Ex-PH2© says:

      I’m not sure, but I think it goes like this: Freedom of expression = the right to panhandle for free drinks and stuff in a military uniform on a college campus.

  21. Nicki says:

    His Facebook is still up. The only photo that he has up now that can be considered military fakery is himself with some ugly chick wearing a dress green Army shirt. I have downloaded that shit. Jonn, let me know if you want it.

  22. RabbitSlayer says:

    well, then I’m a particle-physics professor at CalTech…because its freedom of speech, and such.


  23. Powerpoint Ranger says:

    RabbitSlayer might be on to something here. Perhaps a counter-protest of sorts could be organized, in which the people participating could wear some sort of laminated badges or ID cards suggesting that they are professors or other faculty members at the college. That would make for some interesting video footage.

  24. Powerpoint Ranger says:

    To add on to that idea, the “free speech exercise” faculty IDs could be from other schools, so as not to give the Campus PD the excuse of accusing protestors of impersonating their faculty.

    • Old Trooper says:

      Who gives a fuck if they think you’re impersonating their faculty? I hope they do think that, because then they would know how it affects actual Veterans, when they side with the posers against the real deal.

  25. Doc Savage says:

    Joseph “the Pillsbury dough boy”…you are about to become famous in ways you never in your wildest “wanna be” dreams could have ever imagined.

  26. Battle 2-7 says:

    The guys in the video showed serious restraint for someone claiming to be a Ranger… My blood’s boiling, i’ll stop typing now.

  27. Herbert J Messkit says:

    Praise in public, chew ass in private is not valid for civilians

    • A Proud Infidel says:

      Especially flabby, slovenly, sniveling cowardly blubbernecked dickless wonders like that POSer!! I think he/it’s soon to be a carbon copy of William Derek Church the roly-poly Round Ranger, all he/it needs is a jacked-up looking ASU once he/it has porked out like you-know-who!! Yeah, faking/embellishing Military Service, posing as a Fireman/Paramedic, already has a doughnut-guzzler’s flabby double chin,..

  28. MSGRetired says:

    I think Him and Church should have a Dairy Queen competition .. Oh sorry that’s Darby Queen. But I think the first is more appropriate.

    He should be glad I wasn’t there, he wouldn’t have walked away with that uniform on !

    • A Proud Infidel says:

      I CAN’T WAIT to see the results of the FOIA request on him/it, I’m betting the ‘lil snowflake is a BCT washout!

      • A Proud Infidel says:

        *OOP!*. Waitaminnit, he/it DID claim to be an MP if I’m right, then he would have done Basic & AIT at Ft. Lost-in-the-Woods if he really ever served one day! Damn night shift work!!

  29. San Joaquin Delta College, Campus Cop Jim Bock; Wearing a uniform that wasn’t earned is “Freedom of Speech”, you say. So, if I were to wear a police uniform, you would be alright with that? Methinks not.
    This phony soldier deserves no support, no protection from humiliation and harassment.
    He wanted to be noticed, and now the wheels are turning on making Joseph Matthew Scott famous in ways that he never imagined. His name is now etched in the granite that is the altar of St. Gooooooooooooooogle.
    Now, to go out and find a Campus Cop uniform to wear.

  30. Angus Pate says:

    Impersonate a policeman and your in deep shit but impersonate a serving member of the military and that’s just fine WTF ?

  31. Angus Pate says:

    meant to say you’re

  32. rb325th says:

    How ironic that this site was already looking into this douchebag before all of this started.
    To our Brothers who confronted him, again you men showed amazing restraint. Airborne!

  33. Green Thumb says:

    I would have asked him the second stanza of the Creed and then connected with his jaw.

    And I am becoming milder in my older years.


  34. Anonimus says:

    Ladies and gentlemen for the record under the stolen valor act for service members of the United States military, it is a federal felony to impersonate a service member of the United States military…. Wearing that uniform is not cute, it’s not funny, it’s not honoring the soldiers…. It’s disrespect to those of us who gave blood sweat and tears to earn the right to wear it!!!! It’s not a fucking joke to us!!! If you see this foul ass shit happening call it out!!! And if you are one of those idiots that defend this shitbag then you can go kill yourself too!!! No officer wants to be impersonated so imagine how we feel…. Especially when a clear cut veteran calls it out and some ignorant civilian is calling out the play by play and not knowing what is going on!!! I felt for that damn ranger who plead his case n told them about his buddies!!! That is a hard thing to do and if you feel that call of duty earns you the right to associate yourself with us then you can eat a dick too…. Remarks complete