Brett Tutor; TLC’s phony PJ

| June 12, 2018 | 144 Comments

Someone sent us their work on this Brett Tutor fellow. He’s a carpenter on The Learning Channel’s Trading Spaces. He also claims that he spent a year in the Air Force and trained as a pararescueman, known in military circles as a PJ. From his bio;

Brett enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 21 and was put in charge of a 60-man basic training squad on his first day of training. He was accepted into the Pararescue Special Operations program but was unable to complete his training or be deployed after tearing his Achilles tendon during his first year with the elite team.

After his medical discharge, he returned to Austin and completed carpentry school and EMT school simultaneously while working as a carpenter.

Brett isn’t being completely honest about his service. He spent four months and 14 days in the Air Force from February 2007 – July 2007 after six months on the Delayed Entry Program. Six weeks he spent in Air Force Basic Military Training, the other few weeks was time Tutor spent training to to be a PJ, but then suddenly, he was discharged;

You’ll notice down there in block 25, it says that the separation authority is AFI 36-3208 – an entry level discharge for conduct or performance;

There’s no mention of medical reasons – only a discharge for the good of the Air Force for conduct or performance.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. 6654 says:

    Well, this is awkward.

  2. Ret_25X says:

    He got mad because he thought PJ referred to being a pajama boy?

  3. Combat Historian says:

    It’s always easier to lie and claim you were injured in training than to admit you were a shitbag who didn’t measure up to standards.

    This distinguishes the men of true and good character from lowly lying weasels.

    Brett Tutor is of the latter category…

    • MrFace says:

      Ironically, most of us, while in, are shitbags. Its just most of decide not to step on our crank at a moments notice.

      Further, Most of decide after we are out, to not step on crank about embellishment of rather ordinary careers.

      Lastly, most of us can accept being a shitbag and subsequently having a regular ass career without having to puff our chest to increase our personality level (Charisma +1!)

      Not everyone can be heroes, para’s, [insert random badass], and that’s ok! Why cant folks see this?

      Cheers,
      MrFace

      P.S. Not railing at you, just felt this was pertinent to add from my shitbag POV. 😀

      • Thunderstixx says:

        See, he really wanted to be a ski instructor like me, but he just couldn’t make the cut !!!!!

      • 26Limabeans says:

        We all have three lives. No exceptions.
        Public life where we deal with issues outside our home.
        Private life where we deal with issues inside our home.
        Secret life where we deal with issues inside our head.
        No exceptions.
        Yeah, we all have been a shitbag at least once in our three lives.
        Thanks for the reminder MrFace.

    • QMC says:

      Got a nice scar across my right foot from tendon surgery. I had a Med waiver for one PRT cycle due to the cast and that’s about it.

  4. Hossman says:

    His medical excuse doesn’t smell right anyway. Unless his Achilles tendon tear was something catastrophic and unrepairable, the AF doesn’t separate you for it. I managed to tear both of mine during my career (once playing over-40 basketball and the other one while playing crud at the club). Both tendons had to be surgically reattached but there was never any conversation about medical separation/retirement.

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    This guy is a career bullshitter. It’s so vast and so deep, it’s hard to know where the bullshit began. Was it a world-ranked golfer at 12? How about moving to Hawaii, training in mixed martial arts and going on a humanitarian trip to Africa, returning to Texas where he enlisted, all in two months? Five will get you ten there is a real carpenter behind the camera of the show coaching him on which end of a claw hammer is used to drive a nail.

  6. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Well, well… looks like BRETT TUTOR is another “celebrity” that has gone and DORKED the SQUEAKHOLE with his claims. His “medical” problem must have been (1) his umbilical cord didn’t stretch long enough from his Mommy, or (2) he has a severe case of sandinhismanginitis.

    COCKSUCKER

  7. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Hey. Maybe he can get together with Joe Titty and open an eatery. They could call it Piss and Bullshit.

  8. Green Thumb says:

    What a turd.

    In charge of 60 clowns in basic training. He must have been standing in the front of the formation and gotten picked.

    Substandard discharge = Shitbag.

    • Green Thumb says:

      This loser also could be part of a Wham! cover band.

      He has that George Micheal “Fuck me in the ass” look about him.

    • C2Show says:

      Sounds like this dude was the guide-on bearer for his squadron.

    • SF CPT MH says:

      exactly! as a few others mention here, dang near everyone rotates through that position the first few days of basic.

      heck, they hire ya, fire ya, replace ya, just to get you used to being broken, gettin’ built back up and rising to the standards.

      it’s like saying he bought the first loaf of bread for the day- meaningless! 🙂

      • Martinjmpr says:

        Yeah, I love how his CV includes being picked as a student platoon leader. I, too, was picked as a squad leader on my first day of basic.

        Was it because the drill sergeants recognized my born leadership potential?

        Oh, wait, no it was because we were standing in alphabetical order and my last name happens to start with “A”. So I got picked to be squad leader. I think I kept that gig for about 3 hours before I got “fired.”

        As I recall just about everybody rotated through that position in the first couple days of basic. Not exactly something most people would put on their professional resume. It’s right up there with Vice President of the Bumpkin County Dungeons and Dragons Club.

        • Green Thumb says:

          Awesomesauce!

        • Hack Stone says:

          Well, when you don’t have a lot to work with, you have to be creative with your resume. Hack Stone was able highlight his being awarded the highly coveted and rarely awarded Precious Metals Recovery Expert Badge for his outstanding achievement of picking up brass on the rifle range. That, and his ability to shovel horse shit at the 29 Palms stable while waiting for his electronics school to start were instrumental in securing a senior executive position at a proud but humble woman owned business. What can I say, Elaine Ricci, May she Rest In Peace, knew talent when she saw it.

    • Carlton G. Long says:

      Either that, or because at 21 he was the oldest enlistee, that he got picked as “platoon guide” (whatever the AF calls it) that first day.

    • Mustang Major says:

      Does a barracks fire guard duty shift on his first day of training count as a leadership position?

      Didn’t think so.

    • rgr769 says:

      I don’t know how they run basic in the Air Force, but in every military basic I ever heard about, the guy in charge of 60+ recruits is usually a drill sgt. or a company 1SG, not a know nothing recruit. Now if he claimed he was a section or squad leader, one could believe that, even if somewhat unlikely given his washout shortly thereafter.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        As I recall, my Basic was a Company of about 100 with two 40 man Platoons plus the cadre. Each Platoon has some guy that was the DI’s lacky. Usually an RA with ROTC from High School. AKA one ass kissin strac troop. Buffer boss.

        This guy likely wasn’t even close to that.

  9. OC says:

    You can get kicked out of the Zoomies for “poor conduct or performance”? Who knew? 😉
    (Ducks for cover).

  10. IDC SARC says:

    PJ in a year….oh come the fukk on

  11. Non Cedo Ferio says:

    There’s a party of the yellow sheet above which is a part of the reg that says that failure to maintain fitness standards is a reason for this type of discharge. Could it be he got injured and couldn’t keep up? Or maybe it means couldn’t pass a.PT test. I dunno. And no , I’m not being a sock puppet. I just ask to see if maybe there are things which might be considered. As far as him being a shitbag. I dunno about that either. People fail at things. God knows I have. I washed out of basic training due to injury. Had a great DI tell me not to let it get me down that if I really wanted to I could get back on the horse and try again . Which I did years later passed and did 8 years of honorable service. To include some deployment time in Iraq. So forgive me if I don’t join the dogpile. The only wrong I see is that he prob should have not mentioned the AF. At all certainly had nothing to do with his carpentry skills. I’ll say right now. That I could be wrong about why he might have been let go.

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      One thing he didn’t fail at was bullshittery. He’s a package deal and one element is that PJ claim. Another is that business about being in charge of 60 men before he learned how to spit shine his shoes. And do you think he really did all that the account said he did in a couple of months? How about a world-class golfer at 12? Give me a break.

      • Non Cedo Ferio says:

        I think there is some merit to what you are saying. , in the fact that I think he is playing with words to make it seem like he did more than he actually did. Kinda like beefing up a resume. In charge of 60 men first day ? Ok platoon guide. Winning a golf tourney does not a world ranked golfer make. It’s the whole I’m a custodial engineer ! Oh your a janitor thing

        • SF CPT MH says:

          wildman, i have learned the hard way, the folks who bullshit, just bullshit. when you start to view them as you would yourself, it is a major mistake. liars are liars and honest folks can never fathom who they think, or understand it. your first exposures, you try to justify, and after a while you learn, they are just liars.
          read my long ass comment below, it lays it out, WAY TOO MANY things for any of them to be true. but hey, go one and try to make him out to be a simple nice guy if it makes you feel better. peace

          • Non Cedo Ferio says:

            I’ve read your comment below , and i must say you make a lot of valid points. I try and look at stuff with an open mind and go off the facts. In light of his records there is little to go on. But being open minded allows me to see others valid agruments when set before me and not to be so cemented in my own notions and opinions that I can’t see others viewpoint. I must say that your post while long, sheds more light on what may have really been going on with this dude. Thanks for that

      • MrFace says:

        “Put in charge of 60 men on first day…”

        Translation: Probably a taller/older guy than the rest and the TI points at him and says “You’re the Dorm Chief, asshole.”

        Not a merit based thing, just in the wrong place at the wrong time, tbh.

        • radar says:

          Yup. On Parris Island, the first platoon guide almost invariably is the biggest guy in the platoon, then that guy gets fired because he’s a fuck-up and someone else gets a turn. Rinse and repeat until they come across an actual leader.

          • OldManchu says:

            THIS x 100.
            As I recall, most of the day 1 squad leaders were the high school self declared jocks, but were on profile wearing soft shoes by the time the first PT test came around.

            Fort Benning – 1989

        • ChipNASA says:

          Yes, yes, and yes,
          NAILED IT.
          The guy who was our Team Leader/Dorm Chief was a 200+ lb 6’4″ big black guy.
          First few days after we were no longer Rainbows, he pointed to Airman Snuffy (I forget his name) and said You’re Team Leader.
          The one thing I remember about Basic was Our one Jr TI (SrA which was weird to me), I forget his name but he looked and smiled and laughed like Eddie Murphy. Said Dorm Chief, during Mail Call, got a letter from home from his girlfriend. Our TI was handing out envelopes, stared intently at one of them, and howled out “WHO THE FUCK HERE IS “PEACHES”?!?!?
          Our 200+ lb 6’4″ dorm chief sheepishly raised his hand and said “Here Sir” (he also had an unusually deep voice, like a radio announcer. The TI Screamed out, HOLY FUCK, AIRMAN PEACHES, and that stuck with him for the rest of training. I can’t think of any time not only the TI, but the entire flight almost pissed themselves laughing.

          • I think he was the Flights “house mouse” or brown nose specialist or maybe during that week of KP duty everyone does in AF basic, at least back in the 70’s, he was assigned to PBJ sandwich making , and decide to drop the “B” so he was a PJ according to him.

        • Hack Stone says:

          He was ranked head and shoulders among his peers. Literally.

  12. Mason says:

    A phony who can’t even get creative with some derring-do in a sandbox? No claim of an AFC or eight purple hearts? I think he got booted for a lack of imagination.

  13. OldManchu says:

    Why? And on TV to boot? Did he think the trendy beard would do it? Or the non-functional but trendy cool motorcycle would seal the deal?

    In charge of a 60 man squad….. pfft!

    I got put in charge of a 2000 watt buffer in basic training. Take that you pole smoking faker!

  14. RetiredDevilDoc8404 says:

    I can tell you it doesn’t take a whole lot of smarts to pass the certification tests to be a basic EMT, you’d be shocked at the number of dimbulbs who make it through and are on a truck. Pray that they are paired with a decent partner. It’s when you progress to the Paramedic level you require intelligence. For injuries like a ruptured Achilles tendon they usually don’t even consider a PEB until you’re into your second six months of limited duty without much improvement in your condition: he would have ended up in a medical hold status for up to a year (loads of “fun” when you’re a Doc and it happens to you BTW – I had to help process my own PEB paperwork, at least I knew it was done right from the start). My shoulder was so wrecked I lost most of the use of my left arm and they still gave me the full year of LIMDU to try to recover (I got a fair amount of function back thankfully but not enough for the Navy). Another “reality” show personality with a FAKE military record, color me shocked!

    • SF CPT MH says:

      disagree brother, EMT-B has to have some smarts and skills these days, it’s come a long way, i did my Paramedic in 1994 after 18D, was easy but tricky, different way of thinking, but i re-certified in 2016 and was impressed with how much they upped the standards. but that’s a side bar-

      the fact he claimed he completed training, when i can find no past certification on him as EMT-B…
      add SWAT, K9, UW, labs, room clearing, and again, I can find no such records to prove his claims,

      and add the survival expert, wildlife expert, master carpenter, humanitarian and oh, oh, rock star- no shit…

      naw, that’s 100% BS scammer boy status- imho.

      • SFCPTMH says:

        just for reference, he 100% claims he was swat medic certified

        QUOTE-
        “But Brett’s experience goes far beyond the military:
        he is a former certified tactical SWAT Medic,
        a wildlife expert, a mixed martial artist…”

        SOURCE-
        https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/treasure-quest-snake-island/bios/brett-tutor

        • RetiredDevilDoc8404 says:

          Guess it depends on your frame of reference, I found EMT-B a snooze fest. But I stand by my observation on the dim bulbs who made it through because it wasn’t hard enough, I precepted quite a few of them. Paramedic required me to actually study because math is my Kryptonite. Brett is just a whole lot of wannabe; I’d have loved to have precepted him, my psycho partner and I would have made him cry from day 1.

          • mh says:

            fair enough, it certainly isn’t in the mensa category, haha! i just wanted to give some cred to the proper emt-b’s who hustle and work… but yeah, i have seen some veggies working that gig, too, but they never last. anyway, trackin’ and agree. peace!

  15. Mustang Major says:

    I guess he thinks that saying the he and the Air Force weren’t right for each other was a bad option. Can’t have any respect for a liar.

  16. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, he does have that sort of ‘come and get it’ look there. But the way he sits on that bike, he’s got the handlebars hiding the important stuff, so you can’t tell whether he’s left or right or tucked in.

    I’m sure he rides without a helmet, too. Danger Dan – that sort of thing. Badass Brett.

    Moving on….

  17. AnotherPat says:

    Thank you, Jonn, for NOT posting the photo of him in a shower stall for an Old Spice Commercial. Someone asked him on Instagram what was in his right hand in the photo. Also per Instagram, the guy in the photo with him is his friend:

    https://people.com/home/what-to-know-about-trading-spaces-new-carpenter-brett-tutor/

    • ChipNASA says:

      That’s not gay at all. Nope. No way. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      Also FUCK YOU Airman FAIL.

      SMSgt Says EAT A GIANT BOWL OF DICKS

      ┌∩┐(ಠ_ಠ)┌∩┐

  18. 26Limabeans says:

    Wow, a Triumph with a useless mini-mirror.
    Babe magnet right there. 50 years ago.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      Hey, now! I ride a Triumph!

      And it’s funny that you mention “babe magnet.”

      I’ve told friends this, but a classic Triumph is actually more of an “old guy magnet.”

      Seems like every time I stop for gas, I get some old bearded geezer coming up to me and saying the same three things:

      1. What year is that? (It’s a 2002)

      2. I thought Triumph went out of business? (They went into receivership in the 1980’s and were then bought by another company which resurrected the brand from scratch in 1990)

      3. I had a Triumph/Dad had a Triumph/Mom dated a guy who had a Triumph back in nineteen sixty-something….(followed by some fond reminiscence.)

      Seriously, I’m on my 3rd Triumph and it still happens to me. 😀

      • 26Limabeans says:

        Put a golf ball in your back pocket.
        Take a gal for a ride.
        Something about the way they shake..
        I was a BSA man myself. 441 Victor Special aka “the thumper”

      • Dinotanker says:

        Martinjmpr,

        I want a Triumph! 🙂 I like that old looking eurotrash iron.

        I have a sidecar rig, and the same thing happens…as you describe in 1 thru 3 above. However, there are some young ladies out there who just want to be able say that they have gone for ride in a sidecar…with Mrs. Dino’s permission of course.

        Why couldn’t this dude have been on a UJM?

  19. OWB says:

    Why? Do these clowns, especially those with some level of celebrity, really think that nobody will ever see through their lies? Apparently so.

  20. SF CPT MH says:

    What I find interesting, is that this Tudor
    decided to LIE to get on TV.

    He claimed he was a SURVIAL & SECURITY Expert
    to get on DISCOVERY Channel’s TREASURE QUEST.
    But goes on to say CERTIFIED EMT & SWAT…?

    I’m a currently certified Paramedic
    and can find no records of him.

    I have checked with my Cop friends in Dallas, Houston
    & Austin, where he’s from, and again, no records

    I tend to agree with some other’s assessments here-
    a bit of an expert in too many areas and for his age,
    almost impossible to have attained such a level in anything.

    It speaks to the fact that this man is likely nothing more
    than a charlatan on all levels and in all things.

    However, the fact that Discovery Channel
    still has that info up, leads me to believe,
    he told them that, and that makes me ask-
    Did DISCOVERY EVER CHECK his records?

    With all the Canterbury, Teti and other
    special dramas on their Network,
    How could they fail, yet again,
    to simply check their facts?

    Especially, when they sell themselves
    as the Worlds # 1 NON-Fiction network…

    As a Multi-Billion Dollar network
    with some 50+ full time lawyers on staff,
    I know they can figure out how to
    verify military records, right?

    https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/treasure-quest-snake-island/bios/brett-tutor

    But back to our ZERO, Tudor.
    He is now on TLC, also owned by Discovery.
    They don’t have a Bio on him there yet, but it will come soon.
    For now, it suffices to look at his own Bio-

    “He was accepted into the Pararescue
    Special Operations program
    but was unable to complete his training
    or be deployed after tearing his Achilles tendon
    during his first year with the elite team.”

    https://www.bretttutor.com/bio

    How does 4.5 months get turned into 1 year?
    How does passing a 6 wk Basic
    turn into being on an Elite Team?

    How does an injury get turned into
    unable to complete training-
    When he never got started?

    And how can he say anything about deployments-
    When he never made it past the first rung or first 6 months?

    It caught my attention when he first came
    out a a “survival” expert on TV.

    I could find nothing that indicated any such background.
    And if there are no formal schools,
    only dirt time can get you there.

    Then the tactical SWAT and EMT raised issues
    when he claimed that he did
    UNCONVENTIONAL MEDICINE?
    As an 18D, that drew my fire.

    Then he added K-9…?!
    Anyone who has had their lives saved by one of these teams
    would take serious umbrage with such a claim, if not true.

    Now add in the GOLF, Martial Arts
    and the Band with NEW ALBUM,
    all while being a MASTER CARPENTER….
    makes this guy a “god” or a FRAUD.

    What brought him under fire recently and directly,
    was his Memorial Day post on his INSTAGRAM,
    now down, where he was bragging
    about almost being a PJ and references
    to Team Mates, Combat and Lost Lives of PJ’s.

    When his followers started thanking him for his service
    in association with REAL PJ HEROES, I got a lil’ bothered.

    INTEL: I happen to know some inside info
    about what happened on Treasure Quest.
    It has to do with him, lies, theft, assault and drugs-
    but I leave that to the book…

    Now that we know this guy is a total fraud,
    as far as I am concerned, this is straight up STOLEN VALOR-
    TUDOR LIED about SERVICE to get a TV job
    for PERSONAL GAIN and PROFIT off The PUBLIC.

    My REAL QUESTION NOW is this-
    WHY was he DISCHARGED?

    If it said anything other than Medical on his records,
    Then Discovery should have seen it.

    If he gave them a DD-214 with MEDICAL, fine.
    They get him to sign a release to obtain the original,
    directly from the source, and if they match, great.

    If what Tudor gave doesn’t match what Command sent,
    then they got a felony forgery.

    I do not agree with FOIA blocking “Character of Discharge”
    That defeats the point and purpose-
    If it was Honorable, the person should be proud
    and
    If it was DISHONORABLE,
    the people and employers should know.

    That said, it was a good catch by a ‘pro’ (TY-MS)
    that this was NOT the standard medical discharge regulation
    listed on the DD-214. TAH has posted what that covers-
    usually, nothing good, and doesn’t appear to be medical.

    Again, as a former SFC/18D, 18E, 18F & CPT/18A,
    the process didn’t make sense- 4.5 months…

    Med Hold A.F. Regs say usually they give 90 days
    to try and mend and assess and keep and reclass,
    exactly like the other folks mentioned here.
    (I’ll post that under this, this is already a tome, ha!)

    Add to that, 2 weeks to out process, and the in-process
    that covers just about ALL his time except the 6 wks of Basic.

    At least he did finish basic, got his E2 and the standard
    3 thanks for coming medals- AFSR, NDSR, GWOT.

    That’s all good, all he had to do was say the truth-
    I joined the AF, wanted to be a PJ, passed basic,
    didn’t make it, got out, that damned simple.

    So, back to the question, which is this-
    If it’s not a Medical Discharge, then what is it?

    The reason I ask, is that he very clearly stated he was hurt
    and given a Medical Discharge. If not true, it’s another lie,
    to the public with a direct intent to mislead the public.

    AND if he forged his DD-214 to give to Discovery, that’s a felony.

    EXCERPT from TUDOR BIO page-
    “After his medical discharge, he returned to Austin
    and completed carpentry school and EMT school
    simultaneously while working as a carpenter.

    Then he went to Tactical Medic/SWAT school,
    where he was trained in ​unconventional emergency medicine,
    small team tactics, weapons, land navigation,
    room clearing, emergency K9 care, clan labs and more.”

    OK, I am still wondering about the UW med & K9 stuff-
    But when does SWAT to LAND NAV?
    I know SAR does… but hey, I’m not a Cop,
    maybe someone smarter than me can school me here?

    That said, I make it clear, my mission
    is to stop networks from lying to our people
    and to get them to change their practices
    on how they vet folks.

    My end state is for the scammers
    to get vetted, caught and get justice.

    And make way for the real heroes to get on air
    so they, their units and our people get real, true
    and good knowledge from real role models.

    That said, I thank this site and all those who care about truth
    and take a massive beating from the liars and frauds trying to stop them.

    And thanks to the folks who care and keep up
    with the truth here and other sites like these.

    I am Mykel Hawke.
    I am easy to find if someone seeks to have a go at me.
    I’ll stand my ground on any issue of the truth.
    If I’m wrong, show me, prove it,
    and I’ll own it and apologize for it.

    For now, I will close saying THANK YOU, This Ain’t Hell.
    I support this page, POW NETWORK
    and the others who speak truth.
    Peace, or not.

    • SF CPT MH says:

      Here’s more on the standard AF Med Reg’s-

      NOTICE- This is NOT the regulation used
      as the source on Tudor’s Discharge.

      If it was a medical discharge as Tudor claimed, then a medical source would have been cited on the DD-214.

      It may be as simple as it says here, a pre-existing issue was exacerbated and so it was considered a faulty enlistment, hence the non-medical regulation for discharge reference.

      HOWEVER- If it was medical, most of the time, there is a review board for potential DISABILITY status. Yet another factor that points to something other than a medical discharge.

      Given what I know about TREASURE QUEST
      and DISCOVERY Channel and add to this, all the other lies on Tudor’s Bio’s- The evidence strongly suggest, that this too, may be a false claim, and one worthy of public pursuit, for the safety of the general public, IMHO.

      EXCERPT:
      “Many medical conditions which appear in the first few months of active service are presumed to be preexisting (this co-exists with a legal presumption that members were in good health upon entry).

      Such early medical problems are sometimes referred to a medical evaluation board, but may then result in administrative discharge for erroneous enlistment or in medical discharge without full proceedings to determine disability status.

      Pre-existing conditions that are aggravated by military service should not fall into this category but rather treated as a medical condition that warrants evaluation for possible medical discharge.”

      SOURCE LINK:
      http://nlgmltf.org/military-law-library/publications/memos/military-medical-policies/

      • Dinotanker says:

        SF CPT MH,

        Well thought ought and reasoned questions regarding this guys so called “Bio”.

        However, you that unnamed disease that real people have, you confuse the issue with the facts. 🙂 Here at work, we get reminded of our own case of that malady constantly, especially when dealing with the Dept of Energy…

        I have been in the radiation protection field for over 22 years, and still have a ton to learn.

        Wish I could be like this Tutor guy and just know everything ’cause I say I do. NOT.

        I liked your dissection of this article, kind of like Hondo, 2/17 Air Cav, Ex-PH2, or many other good people here taking some dumbass to the cleaners for their BS.

        • mh says:

          righton, i don’t speak air force or p.j, admittedly, so there’s stuff i don’t know and open to learn. totally up to own a mistake or a misspeak. for me, the issue is the lies are being told to the public as if true. this ain’t no actor- he’s stealing valor for personal gain and profit. and he ain’t no politician, they at least try to pretend to do some good for their constituents. this is flat lying along the lines of swindlers, scammers, con-artists and other frauds and fakes out to dupe people to get money. no one should stand for ot tolerate that, especially at the expense of men who died for the claims he’s lying about. peace

    • Dave Hardin says:

      Damn Hawke, you were being so good lately. I almost thought you had completely Civilianized.

      Try being kinder, more gentle, more understanding.

      Ever since you took LCpl Titties in off the streets you have become bitter.

      I still love ya bro…

      • mh says:

        hahaha! naw my man, i ain’t mad at all.
        i just learned from that scumbag lying coward and fraud, teti, to make my case properly laid out, so if tutor decides, he wants to sue the entire p.j. community, we have all the facts laid out before he gets a dumb ass lawyer stupid enough to think tutor is the only honest p.j. out there like teti’s lawyer thought about teti, haha!

        my issue is well beyond tutor, it’s the network. i have seen how dirty they roll in the court case, they are everything every hollywood film ever said about big corporations… so, make no mistake, i’ll fiercely defend truth and country from scumbags small and great, but i still am havin’ some fun- the guys on here have me crackin’ up! 🙂

        great to hear from ya’ been a spell!
        hope all’s well in your world!
        🙂

    • STGSN says:

      SF CPT MH, that “god or a fraud” comment?
      Best laugh I’ve had all day!
      That being said, I’m thinking the latter…

    • AF VET says:

      Usually in the lower right block of the 214, they enter a code, 1A, 4J, etc. None of this is entered. This was nothing more than an entry level separation – it happens prior to a recruit being in the AF 6 months. As for his injury, we will never know, but I sure as hell would not go by what he says. My guess is failure to adapt. When somebody fails out of PJ/CCT or other ops tempo, they are “usually” offered another regular AFSC in the AF — this guy was not. This dude’s whole life reeks of BS.

  21. USAF(Ret) says:

    Land Nav is important training!

    How else are you going to be able to navigate from the parking lot to the doughnut shop and back without getting lost.

  22. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Brett Tutor spent a whopping FOUR MONTHS and 14 days in the USAF which IMHO says he was likely something along the lines of perpetual dickstepper, no-load, can’t-hack-it, PT Failure, bedwetter, I-want-my-Mommy or any combo thereof as well as maybe an Article 15 Special.

    • Mason says:

      Roommate at tech school shot himself in the leg while home on leave. He was also bucking to get kicked out, but claimed the two were not related. This was his second tech school BTW, after academic failure at the first. As I recall he was academically recycled a couple times in my school.

      They didn’t boot him. So this Tutor had to be an epic fail.

      Also had a kid in our school who had started on the PJ (or CCT, I can’t remember now) and tore his ACL. He didn’t get the boot, just a “needs of the service” transfer to a different school.

      • Atkron says:

        In the Navy, if you fail A-school, you go to the Fleet undesignated.

        Seaman…Chip Paint

        Fireman…Clean bilges

        Airman…most likely a Blue Shirt on USS Neverdock

        Constructionman…No idea, if they have undesignated, might get kicked out of the Bees all together.

  23. Skyjumper says:

    Oh look, it’s Tudor Turtle bullshitting brother!

    Most BS that you can fit on a half shell!

    Gee Mr. Wizard.

  24. Martinjmpr says:

    Question for the group (I know there are S1 types here:) Aren’t discharges at <180 days of service treated differently than those of 180 days or greater?

    I had thought that the sort of generic "for the good of the service" or Entry Level Separation (ELS) discharges could be for minor medical issues as well as failure to adapt, discipline, general unsuitability for military service, etc.

    What I'm saying here is that Tutor's claim of a "medical" discharge could be arguably correct if he received an ELS for some medical reason. It wouldn't be CHARACTERIZED as a Medical Discharge, but if it was an ELS for medical reasons, he could certainly have believed it to be a medical discharge (and I don't know that it's reasonable for non-military people to really understand the subtleties of the different types of discharges.)

    Of course, the rest of it is pure BS, the little remark about being on a "team" implies that he was a qualified member of some organization. Even if he WAS in the PJ pipeline, he was not "on a team" he was "in a CLASS" and that is very much a different thing.

    It would be like someone who washed out of BUD/S referring to his BUD/S classmates as "guys I was on a TEAM with." Misleading, deceptive, and utter bullshit.

    • C2Show says:

      Problem with that is he was only in for 4 months and 14 days, under 180 day mark. Pretty sure the 6 month Delayed Entry does not count towards your time in service.

  25. Garold says:

    If one flunks out of that school they are discharged, not retrained. As a full-time reservist I hired such a person. He was not allowed to stay on active duty. I don’t know why that is but them’s the rules.

    • C2Show says:

      I thought they discharged them on a case by case basis. Especially now, Most career fields like 1C3X1, Gunner, Loadmaster, etc are undermanned and hit hard. I heard some PJs crossing over to those jobs along with ATC specialties.

      I take it you were an ART?

      • Garold says:

        Greetings CJ, the guy I hired did become a loadmaster and turned out to be a great hire. I was stunned when he told me they wouldn’t let him retrain and then discharged him.

        And yes, I was an ART for 16 years. Before that I active for 10 and then full-time Technician with the Air Guard for another 10 before going Reserves.

        • Garold says:

          Make that “Greetings C2”

        • C2Show says:

          That’s what I am surprised about that. In the early 2000s, they were sending a lot of folks to ATC. Then by 2010s, they started sending folks to Loadmaster or Gunner. I met a guy who flunked out of 1C5, sent him to 3 tech schools in 3 years nearly. He went ATC, Gunner and MX. Crazy times for Mountain Home, Idaho.

      • Garold says:

        Speaking of C2, were you Command Post/Ops?

        • C2Show says:

          Yes sir, I was C2, now work for the Army. Currently at Fort Polk but heading out to Germany. Tried to change career fields, but good ole air force told me to become a flight attendant, left after 10 years. Did contracting then became an ART for 4 years before I got discharged medically.

          • Garold says:

            I worked with Ops folks quite a bit in the Reserves. I was in a TALCE unit and we had Ops, Loadmasters, Comm, airfield managers, and AGE folks. Our deployment tempo was very high for a Reserve unit. We had folks that were strictly Reserve bums without other jobs and instead worked one set of orders to the next.

            • C2Show says:

              Funny, I worked in Northeast for a base. We had few guys who working for orders. Some trying to get on as an ART. Some were pretty lazy though. The ATOC guys were pretty bad, most of the ART ATOCs failed drug test or failed PT test. Running real low. We had a TALCE too, very active. Almost wanted to join but stayed as an ART.

              • Garold says:

                Back that way I would think it was either Westover or McGuire; though McGuire has since been BRAC’d. There may be one more but I can’t recall who it was.

                You said you were medical retired. I was heading that way too but went out on my own terms. A GS-11 position opened up at my base so I took it; though I do get VA disability as well. All those years beats you up after awhile and I really started noticing it once I hit 50.

                • C2Show says:

                  Like you, I went out on my own terms. They medically retired me after I took a position in Camp Zama, Japan.

                  I am now a GS-11, ended up going from Japan to VA in Washington DC to Fort Polk. Now leaving for Europe. My case, still little young in mid 30s. I held GS12 but took downgrade to be here.

                  • Garold says:

                    In your 30’s you are young enough to be promoted to a GS-12 or even a 13. For me, I’m punching smoke in 18 months. I also teach college course online so between all incomes I’ll be fine.

                    Japan, ey? My mother spent time there after WWII. Her father was Army Air Corp. I’ve yet to get there as I’ve been to 30 countries but I do have plans on staying at the Navy (I think it’s Navy) location for U.S. military.

                    • C2Show says:

                      Yeah most of guys I work with already got their first retirement. I don’t blame you guys. I kinda wish I finished up my time. Now I gotta work 30 plus years I am sure. I really want GS13 and that’s it. 14 might be nice but too much work.

  26. MarDet says:

    Has anyone compiled an updated list of names for our stolen valor “celebrities?” If so, please list them for shits and giggles!

  27. Roger in Republic says:

    This dude is an Actor. Nothing more, nothing less. Actors lie for a living.

  28. MrBill says:

    His military claims come across to me as more puffery – i.e., making the unremarkable sound remarkable – than fakery. Probably applies to the rest of his bio as well. YMMV, of course.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      I can’t agree with that.

      In life as in law, “intent” matters. The same act can have different consequences depending on the intent behind it.

      Whether his statements are factually accurate or inaccurate, it seems pretty clear that they were intended to create the impression that Tutor was some kind of military badass, and a member of an elite unit (most especially through the use of the phrase “…his first year with the elite team.”) which he absolutely was NOT.

      And even if Tutor were to claim that the above was written by some 3rd party without his knowledge, Tutor can be presumed to know what his own employer is telling the world about him. Actors live and die by their publicity, it would defy imagination to think that Tutor does not know what his employers are putting in his official bio.

      To me, at least, there’s no difference between someone making an inaccurate statement about himself and someone knowingly allowing another person to make an inaccurate statement about him without correcting it.

      If Tutor’s schtick is that he’s some kind of “expert” in carpentry, then his unnecessary embellishment about his military service only undermines his credibility in other areas.

      For all I know, Tutor may be the best carpenter or house rebuilder in the world, but the fact that he lied about his military time makes me doubt his credentials in other areas of his life, too. And that’s just stupid.

    • OWB says:

      Puffery is exaggerating a little, or at least allowing some slight misinterpretation to continue. What this guy did was flat out lie about his military service from beginning to end. He claims things that just didn’t happen. His lies don’t even make sense.

      Nothing remotely honorable about what he did after being seperated from service. And whether he even served honorably is doubtful. He would have been much better off to simply ignore having ever enlisted. The truth would have been something like, “I tried but couldn’t hack it.”

  29. Martinjmpr says:

    He also claimed he was the king of England from 1509 to 1547, started the English reformation so he could divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn and was the father to Queen Elizabeth!

    …Oh wait.

    That’s HENRY TUDOR.

    Please disregard…:D

  30. m0311 says:

    His beard is a diversion.

  31. Ex-PH2 says:

    He’s got a huuuge lot of stuff on his bio/resume, which kind of raises some questions over here. He was in carpentry school and EMT school at the same time. Okay, anything’s possible, right? But he was also working as a carpenter while he was in these two schools. Was he working full-time, or just doing part-time work as a handyman?

    Am I the only one who sees some kind of ‘huh, what?’ in that?

    This is in addition to all the other things he claims he’s done, and unless he’s able to split himself into several clones, it seems to me that he’s either tried and failed at several things until he found carpentry, or he’s just making stuff up.

    And now, he runs a house inspection service, and has employees, or so he says, so my question is why is he making up stories about his episode in the USAF (failed)? And if he’s doing that, what else is he concocting? Can you really trust him to do a proper job of house inspection if you are looking at buying a house or need someone to clear and/or replace the plumbing lines because they’ve failed and you have seepage?

    There is a limit to my patience with people who puff themselves off as pros and turn out to be amateurs.

  32. mh says:

    folks, let me say this again for the peeps who seem to wanna defend the man- i don’t care if he was an EMT-B, kudos if he was. i am a nationally registered paramedic and registered in my state of FL, too. i can check my records back to 1994 and see where i was first certified. i checked the data base and found ZERO records on tutor as being an emt- b. he says he was certified, so, i ask, where? i see no proof.

    now, let’s slide on forward for a minute and again, i ask- where the heck did he get the SWAT training? K9? Labs? UW? Room Clearing? no police entity i checked in 3 major cities of TX where he’s from, show any such records..

    now let’s slide on some more-
    WHERE DID HE GET HIS SURVIVAL EXPERTISE?
    HIS SECURITY EXPERT EXPERTIENCE?
    HIS WILD LIFE EXPERTISE?
    HIS HUMANITARIAN EXPERTISE?
    all while being a master carpernter,
    a musician with a new album
    and being a SEPTIC TANK INSTALLER?

    folks, i never mind good debate and discourse
    but i do get sad when folks don’t apply their common sense

    the bottom line, if the man lied like he did about PJ
    chances are, with such an unbelievable background,
    it too, is mostly fabricated lies…

    but hey, y’all believe whathca want, haha!
    peace

    • IDC SARC says:

      I’m a currently certified EMPT-P as well. I didn’t check the database cuz …You already did and he’s an asshat, so I don’t care. 🙂

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Hey, I’m not defending him one teensy little bit!

      I got ripped off by a jerk who puffed himself off as a contractor but didn’t want to do the work he agreed to do and went somewhere else. Unfortunately for him, his wife called me and I told her he’d walked off the job and left my front door unlocked, so I guess she lit into him, too.

      That’s the reason I questioned Tutor’s claims of education/training, and whether or not he’s really qualified to do some of the things he says he does. It just doesn’t add up for me.

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