Joseph Lewis “Wolverine” Rios; Killer elite clerk

| November 15, 2014

Joseph Rios

Our new friends at Special Forces Poser Patrol send us their work on Joseph Rios, a magnificent specimen of Special Forces Splendor. According to SFPP, he claims;

1) Served in US Army Special Forces from 1975-1988
2) 18B Weapons Sergeant
3) Special Forces Instructor
4) SERE Instructor
5) Instructor Fort Sherman Panama
6) Pathfinder Instructor – Panama
7) Combat duty in Nicaragua and El Salvador
8) French Commando Training

Joseph Rios claims

Joseph Rios claims2

Joseph Rios claims3

The truth is, he was a 71L clerk typist in an Air Defense Artillery unit in Germany, not even jump qualified, I guess that’s why he was injured in a parachute jump.

Joseph Rios FOIA

Joseph Rios 2-1

SFPP has a number of photos with Joey wearing a hat with the SF DUI and jump wings on his hat, to distract from his lack of hair, I suppose.

Joseph Rios Hat

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Mustang1LT says:

    “Wolverine”? Really? And this motherfucker is trying to work in an environment with children? The fraudulence alone is bad enough, but a pathological liar like this guy shouldn’t be anywhere near schoolchildren.

  2. Friend S. Wilkins says:

    So Rios gets out of the Army back in 1980. I’m guessing that’s right about the time began his stellar career as a pathological liar. So he’s been living this lie for over 30 years. He’s built his reputation around this lie. And he’s around kids all the time!! That’s what disturbs me. It seems like every phony Vet I read about surrounds himself with kids!

  3. John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

    Hold on. What happens if Degrata Tactical verifies Joseph Lewis “Wolverine” Rios as the Real deal as they did me?


    John “Faker 6” Giduck

    • Hondo says:

      Well, in that case . . . we give his fake claims exactly the same credence we give your fake claims.

      • John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

        I don’t like that he would become a fake real American hero like me.

        Some of us have earned the attention (and adoration) that we get

        – I’ve written a non-fiction book in which I claim to have been at Beslan walking amongst bodies and smokey rubble when I was actually in Colorado

        – I’ve cheated governments at the city, county, state, Federal, and international levels by using funds that do everything from breaking PA state ethics laws to commiting ITAR violations

        – I dated a damn copkiller that I trolled at her funeral and schtupped her in Jamaica using her dead husband’s death benefits

        – I’ve had newspapers use the word “flee” within their headlines when describing my actions

        – I routinely hang out with and call a group of people “friends” as household dinner guests, acquaintances, and employees of my US company that are part of a group that two major newspapers say blew up a US Embassy. You’d need to be in Al Queda to beat that claim. I did all of this while married to someone who holds a clearance

        – I had access to member information and other private data in at least special operations veterans organization while maintaining friendships with high level Russian intelligence officials.

        – My waistline is sufficiently ample that I have to find my penis by feel alone.

        Joseph Lewis “Wolverine” Rios has got nothing on me…even if validated as the real deal by Degrata Tactical.


        John “Faker 6” Giduck

  4. PeteOldABH says:

    I think the reason they surround themselves with children is because children, especially boys between say 9-14, love tales of daring-do military exploits. It would then serve a persons ego well if all the kids looked up to him as a hero. Kids usually trust adults and he can be the biggest baddest dude around,,,for a few years anyway, til they figure it out for themselves.

    • Hondo says:

      That’s one possibility, PeteOldABH. There are, however, other much more sinister possibilities. I’ll just leave it at that.

      • AW1 Tim says:

        Hondo, those were EXACTLY my thoughts when I read that bit about kids. Shudder.

        I can only hope someone in the local newspaper will take an interest in this fellow and pass whatever they dig up along to the local school board.

  5. 3E9 says:

    Why can’t anyone just be a REMF?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Okay, 3E9, I’ll make you happy. I was a Photographer’s Mate, which meant I worked in the base photo lab, which meant I sat on a stool in the print room cranking out prints for the archives, then went to the chemistry department, sat on a stool and monitored chemistry levels in the color film tanks, then went to MOPIC and sat on a stool cutting film. I also spent my last 18 months in the Navy doing medical photography in a Navy hospital. I have a photo of me sitting on a stool on my lunch half hour at my desk.

      When my duty section was up, I got to sit on a chair on the quarterdeck and fill out the log.

      If that doesn’t make me a REMF, nothing will. You have no idea how difficult it was to get stationed overseas if you weren’t a Navy nurse, and I wasn’t.

      • Retired Master says:

        i hope you got to do some shooting. Your experiences are reminiscent of my own while in the Air Force (cept for the MOPIC). Mine was all still work.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Shooting? At a target? Heehee! I did shoot at targets at Bolling AFB.

          Yes, but it was on my own time, and the lab processed the film for me. We could get bricks of 20 rolls of 35mm film for training purposes, as long as we produced results. I still have that stuff, too, but it’s film, so I have to scan it to print it.

      • SJ says:

        Was there a CPO (Hon) in your chain of command? /smile

        I know there wasn’t because he wouldn’t have survived a cruise with you

    • Currahee John says:

      Well, if it helps, that would apply to me, if there was such a thing as a REMF in the peacetime military. I was an Army 91B-10, Field Medic, eventually holding the lofty and important rank of SP/4, initially assigned to an infantry company, which meant that in the field I got to look at a lot of stinking infantrymen’s feet and listen to a lot of infantrymen’s various and sundry complaints; I also got to hand out massive quantities of ibuprofen, Maalox, and attitude, while watching said infantrymen scratching themselves constantly. On post I got to look at a lot of stinking infantrymen’s feet and listen to a lot of infantrymen’s various and sundry complaints; I also got to hand out massive quantities of ibuprofen, Maalox, and attitude, while filling out a lot of forms. Not as much open and somewhat obsessive scratching on post, so in one way it was better.

      Well, one non-REMFy thing was that I got to meet and have a personal conversation with a real-live SF captain. He was face down on a trail in the Panamanian jungle at the time, I was about to search him, as he was our “POW,” and he said…let me try and get the inflection *just* right…”Don’t look in my thigh pockets.”

      High speed low drag I wuz not. Does that help?

      Oh, and this putz? I don’t recall him from the cadre at Ft. Sherman.

  6. Farflung Wanderer says:

    I think we found Hulk Hogan’s disappointing brother.

  7. Sparks says:

    Well an old IBM Selectric II weighed 25lbs. Not counting the maintenance tools, extra ribbons, paper, carbons, etc. That’s a lot to add to your rucksack. But all those SF reports they have to type up in triplicate while out on killer elite ops means somebodies gotta hump it!

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      By now, everyone should be aware that MOS 71L (Administrative Specialist) is commonly used to cover Blacks Ops. So, I guess we can conclude that he blew his own cover or, to put it another way, he blew himself.

  8. Steve Weeks says:

    71L is an ADMIN. SPEC. Must be promoted to that MOS.

  9. FatCircles0311 says:

    Karate master?

    “Master of karate and friendship…for everyone”

    I think we’ve found Day Man!

    • Green Thumb says:


      A Karate man!

      Deploy the ninjas!

      In reality, he will be answering phones calls for All-Points Logistics soon as their new operator.


      • Ex-PH2 says:

        A karat man, huh?

        It ain’t cool bein’ no jive turkey this close to Thanksgivin’!

        • Green Thumb says:

          I wonder if All-Points Logistics will be helping out the indigent community over the holidays this year?

          Especially the Veteran’s community.

          Does Phildo pay “penance?”

          Or does he use those taxpayer dollars that he receives based on his SEAL, Native American and LEO claims to take a “midwinter’s” vacation?

          We will see.

  10. streetsweeper says:

    Well? Bye. At least this mothaforker isn’t claiming being an MP…What a f’ng douche canoe.

  11. Mr. Blue says:

    Him and dUlLaSs should get together and do some skydiving.

  12. Mark Lauer says:

    “I wanna be a chairborne ranger,

    I wanna live a life of ease,

    I wanna be a chairborne ranger,

    Somebody pass the coffee, please!”

  13. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    I no dis guy in Brooklyn, who nose a guy in Queens, who said about his cousin Antony, who is spending some time “out of town” in Alaska, for whatever reasoning …

    Antony came upon a wolverine in da woods and he shot it da head, dug a shallow gave and spat on the grave when he was all true wit it!

    Real story … This is a NO SHITTER!

  14. FatCircles0311 says:

    I bet he operated the shit out of that desk.

    LOL super pog.

  15. Dave Hardin says:

    He is a disgrace to Admin Jerks everywhere. I loved my desk when I had one. I just don’t remember anyone talking shit to me when they needed their leave papers or wanted the Mail picked up. I often wonder if the ones that I helped get their GED or the countless tuition assistance forms I filled out for people, talk shit about the Admin guy on some post. Oh how I miss the days when I could tell then to shut the fuck up and get out of my office. Semper Fi.

  16. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    A special message from law enforcement:

  17. RetiredNFO says:

    This info is being passed on to the Walton Co., Fl. newspaper editor who originally published the article. BTW, this is in the area of the new Army 7th Special Forces Group compound on Eglin AFB. I wonder if anyone there has seen it?

    • Charlie Foxtrot says:

      Yeah, it’s home to 7th Group is at Eglin AFB, US Army Ranger School Swamp Phase is taught there as well. Hurlburt Field is nearby, and Special Ops units use that facility. If he’s running around there posing as SF, he’s cruising for an intense bruising!

  18. Combat Historian says:

    Dumbshit wrote in his bio: “…I have both Ranger tab and Special Forces…glutton for punishment…lol”

    Little does “Wolverine” know that his real gluttony for punishment is about to begin as genuine SF and Ranger types rip this shitbag poser a new asshole…

  19. Ex-PH2 says:

    I truly want to take a ride in a C-134 with this Studley Dudley Do-Nothing twit, be right behind him in line when the ramp drops and help him out the back door.

    I’ve never gone skydiving, but I would do so just for the opportunity to see him wet himself all the way to the ground.

  20. Mayhem says:

    Ya know Defuniak Springs is not that far from where 7th Group is located now (Eglin AFB). I bet he did not even know that they had moved and he’s rockin the lie 10 miles away. When did the US Army close Fort Carlson? Because I never heard of it.

  21. Steadfast&Loyal says:

    Wow. Missed this one over the weekend.

    I like how he mentions his karate training.

    I teach karate after work. And I don’t know of any one young student that just walks in. Someone takes them there. Someone pays for it.

    So did his abuisive father decide to teach him to defend himself? Too many holes.

  22. Steadfast&Loyal says:

    After looking around at some of his pictures and other material I see that he nicknamed HIMSELF wolverine.


    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Gee whiz, what a surprise.

      • Tony says:

        This guy is a total Douche! Know of him from NJ! What grown man nicknames himself to begin with? Than nicknames himself “Wolverine” or “Manywolves ” ? What an asshole.

  23. SIMRanger says:

    I see an Expert Badge with Auto Rifle Bar, Marksmanship Badge with Pistol Bar….Lemme Think…Doesn’t a Typewriter have a “Space Bar”? If so then he could qualify as a Shuttle Door Gunner.

  24. Detective Dan says:

    He is in Anderson South Carolina doing the same thing he did in Tucson Arizona He made the comment “They finally caught up to us in Tucson so we had to leave” Well guess what they are catching up to him in Anderson SC