James R. Hughes; phony Navy SEAL doctor

| April 9, 2015


Scotty sends us his work on this James R. Hughes fellow who claims that he was a Navy SEAL.

James R. Hughes claims

Well, that’s really strange because his records show that he was an enlisted 91C medic in the Army Reserve for three years, finishing as a sergeant E-5 and then he went to medical school then he became a battalion surgeon in the Virginia National Guard.

James R, Hughes Assignments

James R. Hughes FOIA

Dude wasn’t even in the Navy, but, you know, if you’re going to make shit up, you might as well make it all up from the git-go.

I’m not so sure that I’d trust a doctor who makes up a career as a Navy SEAL to put his hands on me.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    A mudda’fuckin’ legit M.D., and he’s gotta make shit like that up? DAMNED if I’d keep him as my Doctor after hearing he lied like that about his background, I wonder what other shenanigans he’s played with his past?

    • Animal says:

      More honorable service up in flames. I will never understand it.

    • Hondo says:

      He might be a licensed MD, but I’m not personally so sure of the “legit” part.

      According to one of the images above, he apparently has his own line of “Thymic factor supplements” and is “board-certified in the field of Anti-Aging Medicine”. He’s also the “Medical Director for Physicians Longevity Products”.

      Seems to me a fair number of doctors working in the “longevity” business eventually end up in a bit of trouble of one form or another. But I could be wrong about that.

  2. Friend S. Wilkins says:

    A doctor?? A licensed practicing physician?? A man who literally holds the power of life and death in hands….that’s flippin’ scary. Kind of makes you think twice about who that person REALLY is behind the stethoscope and the white coat….

  3. Ex-PH2 says:


  4. JohnE says:

    Paging SCPO Shipley…Don Shipley to the white courtesy phone please…

  5. sj says:

    He has a NDSM. He’s legit.

  6. 3E9 says:

    Just goes to show you can have a PhD and still be a DIPSHIT.

    • PavePusher says:

      Crap, hit the “report comment” button by mistake, please ignore that.

      I wanted to simply post “Wrong type of doctor, I think”.

      Well, screwed that one up, sigh.

      • GDContractor says:

        If I recall correctly, it takes qty. 5 reports for it to send an alert up the chain. One erroneous report does nothing I think.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Sometimes PhD stands for “Piled higher & Deeper”, like a certain cheese-guzzling critter that made itself famous here on TAH!

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    He lied about his service, as if he thought no one could figure out that SEALs are Navy people, not Army.

    So what else has he lied about?

    He can’t be trusted. I wouldn’t go to him if I was bleeding from a carotid bullet wound.

  8. CLAW131 says:

    I will have to admit that I looked high and low to figure out what “imminst” stood for. It’s the Immortality Institute.
    Well, congratulations,”Dr.” Hughes. You’ve made it. This blog will insure your immortal name goes down in infamy.

    My older brother was a 91C in the Army. Based on the timeframe of his first three years of active duty, after 8 or 9 weeks of Basic Training, then 10 weeks of 91A/B AIT, he and my brother may have been classmates at the 54 week 91C course taught at Fitzsimmons AMC in Denver. My brother reported to Denver shortly after I arrived in Germany for my first tour over there. (July 74) So maybe more than half of SP5 Hughes’ three year enlistment was spent as a student. So at most he may have spent a little over a year as a Clinical Specialist, packed his bags and said “Thanks,Army for spending all that money on my education, I’ll see ya later” What a waste.

    So, yeah, I have a special dislike for people who phony up their medical credentials.

  9. streetsweeper says:

    I wouldn’t go to him for a glass of water…

  10. Pinto Nag says:

    Nope. No way. Wouldn’t let him touch me if I were bleeding in the street.

  11. Bobo says:

    It looks like this is the same guy:

    I’m wondering how he managed to drill that one year in Wisconsin while he was in med school in Santiago. It also looks like he went to the VA ARNG while he was doing his residency and internship at VCU in Richmond. As soon as his time at VCU was done, he punched out of the ARNG as a captain before he was board certified.

    • Hondo says:

      Practice is in St Marys, GA? Well, that might explain a few things.

      That’s right outside NSB Kings Bay. People thinking you’re former Navy in that town just might be a commercial “plus”.

  12. C. Long says:

    Where did he claim he was a SEAL? All I saw was someone else saying he was a former SEAL 11 years ago!

  13. John Gagnier says:

    I wonder what the good Doctor is doing now? Probably one of those high paid VA doctors who maintain secret wait lists that cause honest veterans the opportunity to die before they get needed treatments.

  14. OSC(SW) Retired says:

    Human Physiology is a PHD, not MD. Everything stinks about this guy.

    • Medic09 says:

      You’re getting the info mixed up. It says he studied physiology beyond/in addition to what he did for his MD. He’s Board certified in Family Practice, so he has to have an MD or DO. Even the ‘alternative’ Board requires that. He lists MD after his name. Of course, that doesn’t mean he’s not FOS; but he apparently is an MD and a residency graduate.

  15. Climb to Glory says:

    Phil Monkress personal physician?

    • Green Thumb says:

      His medical school according to LinkedIn.

      “Universidad Tecnologico de Santiago”

      Yeah. Top notch turd we have here.

  16. Joe Williams says:

    An officer with a Good Conduct Medal ? Joe

    • Hondo says:

      Yep. FOIA reply (NA 13164 and record of assignments) says he was prior enlisted in the healthcare field, 1974-1977. That would qual him for the Army’s GCM, as well as his NDSM. I’d guess that’s where he got his ARCOM also.

    • MustangCryppie says:

      Heck, I got 3 of them. One when I was an officer.

      Of course, as an LDO I was dual status for 4 years.

      I think the form is documenting his enlisted and commissioned service. My retirement DD214 did the same thing.

  17. Green Thumb says:

    I am not surprised.

    I figured All-Points Logistics was going to pursue a VA contract sooner or later.

    This must be their guy.

  18. David says:

    this clown is a perfect example of why you must always remember that half the doctors you meet graduated in the bottom 50% of their class.

  19. john says:

    That is true David but they also probably graduated in the top 10% of YOUR class