Shawn Michael Moore; phony Recon Marine

| February 12, 2015

Shawn Moore

Scotty sends us his work on this Shawn Michael Moore fellow who claims that he is a retired Marine Master Sergeant who was, of course, in the recon Marines. To prove it he has the tattoos;

Shawn Moore tattoos

Shawn Moore claims

Of course, he spent six months on active duty while he was in the Marine Corps Reserves;

Shawn Moore DD214

Shawn moore DD215

Shawn Moore Assignments

I guess it’s just easier to get the tattoos than it is to go through the actual training.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Lurker Curt says:

    Master Sergeant in 8 years? Cool! Master Blaster!


  2. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Well, an E-1 with a rifle badge is almost the same thing.

  3. 3E9 says:


  4. Scotty says:

    This dirt bag can talk the talk . And even had me fooled to the point that I called him legit. He didn’t get too far with the actual Force Recon Marines though. I awoke one morning to a shitload of alerts on him.
    A senior Staff NCO was the first to bring him to my attention. I should have known not to question one of my superiors. Especially one who had more time on the shit-er in the Marine Corps than my whole enlistment.
    This POS puke has a ton of domestic violence charges and convictions on him too.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      I dont like it when you try to be humble. Its unnerving. I have been talking with a group of us that are going to honorarily promote you to Major Sergeant. We just have to find the right picture to photo shop, with a shirt on. Semper Fi

  5. USMCE8Ret says:

    He was promoted on the 10th of October?

    He’s legit.

    • MGySgtRet. says:

      Isn’t it amazing that even a little detail like that can expose you as a poser.

      Ole Shawn is a fuckin’ douchebag…..

    • jonp says:

      Can you explain that for us non-jarheads?

      • Just An Old Dog says:

        You have to realize the wording is “effective date of rank”. Which doesn’t not necessarily mean date of PROMOTION.
        Promotions (block 12h) are effected on the 1st or 2nd day of the month (2nd if its a meritorious promotion). If someone is reduced in rank by punitive action (CM or art15) the date of the reduction is noted.
        The only exception is recruiting training failures, whose date would be the date they entered active service.

  6. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    “Marines” tee-shirt, oversized tats … LEGIT!

    I don’t need to see anymore, NEXT!

    • JimW says:

      Every time he looks in the mirror, he he see a tat that says “Phony piece of Shit”. I just don’t understand these valor wizards that take it to that level of bs, that they get themselves branded with fake shit that’s there forever. A constant reminder of the bullshit lie they live.

  7. David says:

    at first all I saw was “Michael Moore, phony” – sounded legit to me. Oh, there was more…

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Another sniveling little glittery snowflake claiming to have been a Sooperdooperseekritskwirrelwonderrangerscoutsniper, eh? OOHH, and six whole months? WOW, what a performer, what combat experience does he have other than XBox gameS? Before I discovered TAH, I had no idea of how many Santorum-frosted dimgleberries on an inbred buck-toothed Swamp Donkey’s ass like him were out there. Domestic Violence charges and convictions to boot? Yeah, Stolen Valor is all too often just another layer of icing on a cake of shit!!

  9. cato says:

    An over-achiever for sure.
    As I remember, we referred to them as “shitbirds”.

  10. Green Thumb says:


  11. MSGRetired says:

    Phony is as Phony Does, I think a belt sander will take care of the Tat’s !

    • UpNorth says:

      I think you could make some money on pay-per-view with that. I’d pay to watch the removal of those tatts.

  12. Andy11M says:

    correct me if I’m wrong, but those tats, shouldn’t the wings be ABOVE the diving bubble? At least in the Army I’m pretty sure jumpwings are the higher award, only topped by one of the three combat badges and the EOD badge. what a dumbass, from the size of those tats and the size of his claims, someone has something he is compensating for.

    • ChipNASA says:

      I’m completely convinced that this guy is completely qualified and drives gives Hummers.

    • Guard Bum says:

      In the Marine Corps the diving badge goes above the jump wings so his tat is sort of correct. The jump wings in the Marine Corps are also of two types, I don’t remember exactly (I am not jump qual but we had ANGLICO and RECON Dets attached to us when I was in a BLT)but the gold jump wings were for current jump status I believe and the silver ones like the Army wears were for having completed jump school qual but not currently in a jump status.

      If you had gold jump wings and a diving badge you were a stud.

      • Dave Hardin says:

        It’s funny that there are never posers claiming to be terminal Lance’s with a toilet seat.

      • Billy says:

        Silver is completion of Army Basic Jump school (5 jumps) Gold are for 5 additional jumps that are 1, out of a 2nd type of aircraft. 2, equipment jump at night. 3, equipment jump during day. 4 and 5 don’t really matter as long as you had 1 of the other 3. This is for Marine and I believe Navy only. Army has a ton of different badges based on training, number of jumps, etc

  13. 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

    I love under his current/former unit he just listed being at ‘camp’ for nearly two decades

  14. Big Steve says:

    If folks here have noticed the trend from my other posts about these SV clowns, the ones that make me craziest are those who actually get their fakery tattooed on themselves.
    Having your “big lie” permanently tattooed on yourself takes a special kind of audacity.
    Shawn… you were a USMC infantryman in a reserve unit. Good enough. Now go shell out some serious coin and get those idiotic tats removed by laser.

    • Jordan Rott says:

      It is a good constant reminder to them though that they are POS, to bad that they don’t see it that way

  15. Jordan Rott says:

    How is it possible to have 00 years and 00 months under your MOS?

  16. Fjardeson says:

    I’m having a blonde moment today, but isn’t “JD FOR DU” on assignments a bad thing? Google-fu didn’t help with this one 🙂

  17. Airdale USN says:

    I see he took it off Togetherweserved page.

  18. Just an Old Dog says:

    It looks like shitbag has joined the DRC and posted some crap to an Icelandic blog,,,, several people got facebook messages from the POS

    The Black Widow
    APRIL 18, 2015 AT 12:04 AM
    A little under a year ago I came in contact with a group called the Stolen Valor Mafia, and their mirror site blog Poser Patrol. Their chief “investigator, who is a bad conduct discharged
    reserve marine and felony paper check hanger named Scott Allen Hughes, “investigated me”, He cleared me and they added me to their rolls. At the time I was doing radio interviews for a personality named “GI JENN” aka Jenn Griff-a special forces groupie and hanger on who had a radio show. I became friends with Captain Mykle aka Hawke, who had
    briefly a TV show with his wife about survival. Soon after joining their ranks, I was asked to discredit the star of Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival Joe Teti. Joe was a former Force Recon Marine-then a National Guard Special Forces
    trooper then private contractor. They asked me to debunk Joe’s service in the recon community; I said no.

    In September of 2014 Scott Allen Hughes and George Milton Davenport III (honcho of the poser patrol), asked that either I rat fuck Joe or pay 10k to them; or then they’d out me. I said
    fuck you, your Mother, and your best try.

    On my son’s birthday they posted on their blog a ONE PAGE
    redact dd214 from school of Infantry to my unit, pictures of me in my recon unit and schools (I still don’t understand this) pics of me accepting Marine of the year-and pics of my dog and pics of me shirtless; all under the auspices of a

    blog/trash site called Not only did they just post ONE document from my FOIA, which is lying by omission, they horribly forged it to look like I flunked the school. People on my page, knowing me 25 plus years and government documents support I have NEVER made a claim I cannot support. However, these “cyber terrorists,” have been responsible for more than one honorable veteran SUICIDE because he was so ashamed he couldn’t live with it. A retired Navy Senior Chief Don Shipley, who I have screenshots of calling me a hero, has compiled a “SEAL Database,” and
    regularly calls and harasses ACTUALL NAVY SEAL
    “There’s no evidence of you in the SEAL database”. That database is compiled by HIM. There is something called the forward operator protection statute that prohibits our names from being part of the FOIA. Look at what they have done to
    elderly combat disabled Dallas Wittgenfeld, a 75th Infantry Airborne Ranger LRRP of the Vietnam War that they enjoy harassing to the point of showing up at his house. These individuals have threatened me and others that; if we do not pay them, they will leak our information to Al Jazeera.

    Worse off, the American Legion Natl. Hdq. “burn pit blog” supports these fuckers, and headed by their new-media director Mark Cameron Seavey and who is an attorney headed for jail, currently.

    America-Protect your forward operators identity and stop cyber terrorism such as this. The current administration is dragging its feet. Guys like Dallas, Joe, and I can’t stand alone.

    Shawn Moore-Nevada
    Marine 1st Force Recon

    • Dave Hardin says:

      Pvt Moore couldn’t lead a roll of shit paper to the head. However, I do think of him often when I am wiping my ass.

      Little Joey Teti was never a Force RECON Marine either, but at least he tried and failed. What these two have in common is they can not seem to admit their failures.

    • GDcontractor says:

      “America-Protect your forward operators[sic] identity…”

      Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn’t this dipshit’s identity be protected if he had NOT posted all his bullshit on Facebook? Poser illogic strikes again!

  19. GDcontractor says:

    “There is something called the forward operator protection statute that prohibits our names from being part of the FOIA.”

    Yeah, right. That’s why I can easily find a FOIA’d DD-214 for a SEAL officer on the internet without even trying.

  20. KT says:

    I was one the unfortunate victims of this deplorable POS posing liar sociopath. He was crazy as a shithouse rat bi polar and violent he threatened my life on several occasions if he wasn’t claiming I was crazy. He was certifiable and I am glad to say there is a obituary for him online I only pray it is not faked like his military career. By the way the rpk injury he claimed was actually a knife wound from a bar fight in Las Vegas. Up till 2012 this douchebag would threaten my life and try to get me to kill myself. No love lost I feel sad for his kids and the three out of four ex wives he had who had his children. My sympathies are for them not him. May he rot in hell.

  21. Athena Perusse says:

    Shawn Moore has been deceased since June 5, 2015. Being the first ex wife raising our son, I am asking in behalf of the minor children please let the deceased man rest. They know their father had demons and that he wasn’t what he said he was. The children have and are growing into magnificent young adults and the sins of their father should not be cast down on them, for they are innocent. Please I ask, if there is anyway to take this down, it would be greatly appreciated. The kids have to work hard already to prove they aren’t like their father, they don’t need this extra stuff to overcome too.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      I don’t speak for the Blog owners but Fuck the guy. He has made his legacy. Criminal records remain after they are deceased. This POS is no different.
      These entries stand as a warning to others who would pull the same shit. Death does not erase dishonor.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      No child is held responsible for the sins of their father. I am glad they are doing well. I am sure they will develop their own sense of right and wrong. I wish them well.

      Moore and Teti used false and/or embellished claims to promote themselves. I see no reason to erase history. It is what it is.

      • Green Thumb says:

        Dude was a shitbag.

        She did argue that.

        IMO, the kids, as pointed out above, should not have to bare the shame and burden that this turd created. But in a reality, they always will.

        I am out on this one.

        I wish the family well.

    • AskaMarine says:

      Athena or the Mom of Shawn: I can’t speak on behalf of the other Bloggers on TAH. I can only give you my personal perception. Shawn’s “children” are in their teenage years. Hopefully, they have not been sheltered in a make believe world. Shawn’s lies should have no impact on these young adults since he is now deceased. Someone in the family should have thought about what impact his lies would have had on the future of his children when he was alive. Please tell us how this Blog which has been posted over a year ago affecting his kids…or is it you (and could you be Shawn’s Mother) that is affected, i.e. YOU don’t want to be embarrassed or have your repututation ruined because of Shawn’poor judgment skills and decisions? No on in your friends or family saw it? No one questioned him om anything? Something happened that you became the 1st Ex Wife. Do you think you son or Shawns other kids are going to be damaged for life for their Dad’s mistake? What about the other innoccent younglives that are affected by parents poor decisions? Good example are the kids of OJ Simpson and Nicole Brown as well as the Family of Ron Goldman. Somehow, there families managed to pull themselved together. Let them go and sort through themselves on how they want to handle it. No one may never hear a complaint from them or a peep. After all, have you heard anything from Oswald’s Daughter? Let it go. Give your son/adult teenagers the gift of letting them figure out how they are going to deal with it. And in the meantime, highly recommend you go see a Therapists about your concerns or reputation, because you are either having guilt or you are the Mom still grieving, but trying to hide behide your Grandchildren. And just in case they are bothered by it in the future, they can always go to counseling,about what, I don’t know.

    • AskaMarine says:

      The other thing that may help clean your soul is to read this entire BLOG…and not just this one. ALl of TAH Blogs. You will see other families affected by a person’s lie, whether they were a bogus Prisoner of War, a wannabee Navy Seal, claims of Medal of Honor, Purple Hearts, US Army Rangers, the list can go on and on. And what us worse is when they die and have an illegal burial in a Military Cemetery or their Rank is wrong or their job descprition is wrong. You know who gets hurt in the end? The Families. Finacially, mentally, emtionally. The Embellisher/liar did not care one iota about the effect his or her lies would have on their families because they are self-absorbed Narcisstic individuals. And no one stopped them. If you want to prevent this from happening to other families, then please become familiar with the Stolen Valor Act. Read the book “Stolen Valor”. Be familiar with the works of Doug and Pam Sterner as well as Mary Schantag. Research anything you can about Military Phonies. Check out Don Shipleys You Tube videos on Wannabee NAVY SEALS. Then ask yourself if Stolen Valor is a “victimless crime”. By doing all that has been recommended to you, you may come to understand why I think the way I do when someone steals valor, whether it is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guards, the Police Forces, Fireman, Professors if Universties, Ministers, Officials in High Offices…I think you get my drift. Your children will benefit from learning the truth,about their Father than finding out about a lie later and if others give them a hard time about their Dad’s embellishment? That is where it will take a mature young adult to ignore it since it wasn’t that young person’s fault/problem in the first place. Be confident in your kids…don’t make them paranoid.

    • IDC SARC says:

      Can you send me that tattoo? I need a new wallet.

  22. Traitor Hater says:

    Sheltering his kids is just another nail in that douchebags self inflicted coffin. He hurt many people in his destructive path and you have the audacity to come begging to cover his trail? Fuck that noise, he should have considered the consequences of his actions before his pyschotic break with reality being a failure of a soldier flunking out of bootcamp a 5150. You bitches enabled him in life, why should anyone sugar coat his suicide? Tell his children the truth, he was a dangerous bi polar alcoholic who facing his shame ate too many Oxy washing them down with Jameson. He doesn’t get a pass because he brought it on his self. Four Ex wives and his Mommy can’t all be that pathetic or delusional. Keep it up or I’ll copy and paste this till doomsday.

  23. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Traitor Hater. It’s still early in the year but I feel confident in saying your comment will be a finalist for the most despicable post of 2016. The owner of this blog, our host, tolerates much; after all, he is not responsible for the content of a visitor’s comment. This is a military blog, not a medium for the butt hurt with personal vendettas to satisfy. All that you have accomplished is to paint yourself a horse’s ass, not for your reference to “a soldier flunking out of bootcamp” but for the mindless and sick content of your missive. So, on my own behalf, and those who share my view, buzz off twit.

  24. Traitor Hater says:

    Well Air Cav since obviously you think his actions were defensible maybe you can explain why its okay for others to say they’d want to go all Buffalo Bill on him posthumously wanting to make wallets of of his skin and my comment offends you? His lame story is just another in the growing list of embellishers and domestically violent reprehensible psychopaths who Steal Valor. If this is just a blog then so what, if you don’t care for just my comment then just move along. Or maybe you don’t care about the people whose lives he permanently damaged including his exes and his children?

    • OWB says:

      Reading comprehension must not be your specialty. YOUR actions and voice were what A/C addressed.

      Until you become an admin for this blog, YOU don’t get to decide which comment posters should move along. Your comment did nothing to the subject of this post. The only ones who your words CAN possibly hurt are the ones you state are permanently damaged by him. Gee, don’t YOU care about them enough to allow them to heal and move on with their lives?

  25. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Traitor Hater. You say that it is obvious that I think Moore’s actions are defensible. I welcome anyone to agree with you. Just one. There will be no one, save you playing sock puppet. The reason for this is twofold. First, no reasonable reader of my comment could infer such a thing and, second, the conclusion is patently untrue. Now, on to more substantive matters. You write that “If this is just a blog then so what, if you don’t care for just my comment then just move along.” Yes, this is a blog, but this is not “just a blog.” It is a meeting place for Veterans and others to visit and discuss issues of mutual concern. Like all other regulars here, I am quite fond of this site, not merely for its content and SV focus but for quality and decency of those who contribute their time and comments to it. So, no, it’s not just a blog to me. And I will not just move along. My shared sense of decency compelled me reply to you. It is that same sense of decency that prompts me to respond presently, rather than simply ignore you. As for why it’s okay for others here to say certain things while I object to your message, that’s easy to answer. Comments that are directed at or about a valor thief are distinct from those that are directed at, for instance, the valor thief’s children. Your message is neither a decent nor redeemingly humorous one by common standards. It is just plain sick. Moore is dead. I confirmed that for myself. The commenter who resurrected this thread did so to ask that the post be removed. It hasn’t been and won’t be. Moore’s lie survives the grave. Did you miss that? It was “Moore’s lie” not the lies of others that brought him to the attention of TAH. Whatever else he was in life, whatever his personal relationships, whatever his issues and problems, they are not at issue. You don’t seem to grasp that. This blog is not a weapon to be wielded for personal grudges–and I’m guessing that you knew him, given the particulars you cited. If not, then your message is nothing but sick and cruel. Go piss on Moore’s grave if you like, but keep your misguided attack on those he left behind to yourself. Last point. Soldiers do not attend boot camp.

  26. Traitor Hater says:

    I merely stated that his children should not be lied to or sheltered from knowing the truth. The women in his life are still trying to cover up his lies and his terrorist threats of physical violence against them and others and his own actual domestic violence cases against these victims he still gets to control from beyond the grave. I merely stated that this should not be taken down as it might be a deterrent to any other potential Valor theives. Honestly I could care less what anyone thinks about my comments.

  27. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “Honestly I could care less what anyone thinks about my comments.’

    Good. Then you don’t mind my saying that they suck, both in content and in presentation. Your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are horrible. You write like a six-year old. My guess is that you would much prefer to break out the crayolas and draw a pic, rather than be forced to express yourself in words. Yes, I’m glad that you don’t mind, twit. We should just read your pap and, as you say, move along. Well, that isn’t happening. Keep coming back. I need the target practice. You are my special case now. Congrats.

  28. Traitor Hater says:


  29. jonp says:

    I’ll say this. That is the first Scuba Bubble Tattoo I’ve seen. He must be legit. All those covert ops in the bathhouses need some way to show who’s the man.