William Charles Foreman; another phony special operator

| June 2, 2015

Chuck Foreman
The folks at Military Phonies sent us their work on this “Chuck” Foremen fellow who is the founder of Center for Search & Investigations. He claims to be a “highly decorated combat-wounded Special Operations veteran;

CFSI Chuck Foreman claims

Well, the only thing true about that is that he is a veteran. He served in Desert Storm, but there is no “highly decorated” or “combat wounded” about him;

Chuck Foreman FOIA1

Chuck Foreman FOIA2

Chuck Foreman Assignments

He was a 31C radio operator and maintainer. It looks like he did a stint with the Joint Communications Support Element at MacDill AFB and he filled an airborne slot, but I don’t see any jump school or parachutist wings in his records. He probably could get away with the “special operations” label, but not the way the most people would understand it, and he went too far with the “combat wounded” thing.

If you can stand to listen to 19 minutes of his bullshit here;



TSO Adds:

Unsurprisingly, Mr. Foreman now claims to be suing us.  A word of advice to those arguing whether you should be on the list 1) don’t be a dick, and 2) don’t immediately throw out the lawyer card.  Because then Jonn won’t talk to you, I have to do it.  And even though I am easier to you, I don’t make the determination.  It’s his blog, he wrote it.

Nonetheless, Mr Foreman takes issue with three statements he believes are defamatory.

1) That he is a “phony operator.” Well, he did operate a radio, but that’s not what the common use of “operator” is when referring to Special Operations. To the other 99.9 percent of us, an operator is the 18 series guy who is beating down doors and killing bad guys. Not the guy with the phone, not the S4 issuing sleeping bags, and not the S1 making sure you get paid. If you have the Special Forces Tab, and you’re in an Special Forces Team, you are an operator. Everyone else, you are assigned.  (Especially you Civil Affairs Guys, if you claim to be special ops, I will kick you in the nuts.  And yes, I know you are assigned to them, but come on.)

2) Highly Decorated. This one clearly isn’t defamatory, because “highly decorated” is not something which is susceptible to the facts. Especially given that his sole actual award was a Joint Forces Commendation Medal. Certainly no one in my world thinks a Good Conduct Medal ushers you into the upper echelons of Badassdom. He’s free to say he’s highly decorated, and we are free to say “no sir, try again.” That’s how opinions work.

3) Combat wounded. This contention is even more insane. According to him he was wounded in combat, and subsequently had to leave service and was deemed 100 percent disabled. Good for him. Whatever his personal ailments are, he earned his disability presumably. But “combat wounded” means something quite specific. And since he served in the navy about 10 years after this egregious injury, whatever it was, and since he has no purple heart, I’m hard pressed to see how that is a “combat wound.” I have pretty bad insomnia. It started in Afghanistan. If I ever claim I have a combat wound of insomnia, someone should beat me with a brick.  Likewise my back.  Yes, I was in a combat zone, no it was not a combat injury.

Had Mr. Foreman not started immediately with the lawyer card, he might have had better luck. Or, you know, providing some documentation that he’s a special operator with combat wounds and medals that don’t appear on his FOIA.  Either way, this appears to be the Gidduck case all over again:

The statements by Defendant Warrington that Plaintiff Giduck was a liar, fraud, scammer and imposter because he misrepresented his credentials are not actionable. Opining that someone is a liar, a fraud or was untruthful about his or her background, is, perhaps unfortunately, a common implement in American discourse. Such epithets are obviously statements of opinion and are protected under the rules enunciated in Milkovich and Burns….

Defendant Niblett’s statement that Plaintiff Giduck is a “piece of shit” or, a “fool,” a “fraud,” a “poser civilian,” and a “clown” are patently Niblett’s opinion and are not actionable. If every statement along these lines formed the basis for a libel or slander case, the courts of this country would be entirely devoted to the litigation of defamation claims. These are statements of opinion and are protected under the rules enunciated in Milkovich and Burns…

The statements attributed to these Defendants regarding Giduck were blunt, uncomplimentary, and probably “rhetorical hyperbole.” But they were also privileged statements of opinion protected by the First Amendment as applied in a litany of Supreme Court and Colorado appellate cases.

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  1. radar says:

    Wow, he looks much different than when he was playing for the Vikings.

  2. GDContractor says:

    Who the fuck runs a center for search and investigations without a fake PhD, a white lab coat, and 7 lbs of cheese? This guy’s not even trying. He’s not getting my money when I need to hire a serial rapist profiler!

  3. Chris says:

    From one Foreman, to another,

  4. ChipNASA says:

    You have to admit, his Indoor/Outdoor Counter-top Grills are amazing…

    /wait, he didn’t invent those??

  5. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier.

    Whoops, wrong reference.

  6. RM3(SS) says:

    “of the many missions assigned to the JCSE the most dangerous was that of the Single Channel Radio Operator”. BUahahahaaaa. Oh Hell ya! Dodging those Megahertz is no joke. Just as you zig left, look out incoming Gigahertz!

    • B Woodman says:

      Yeah. As a 31E (Field Radio Repairer), I had to fix all them radidios that all them in-fan-tree carried and used up that either ran out of them there megyhurts and gigyhurts, or them hurtses backfired inside the radidio. Ohhh, what a time cleanin’ up THAT mess was, I tell ya’.

  7. Green Thumb says:

    This dude supposedly looks for missing children.


    I would keep kids away from this shitbag.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Missing children?

      They’re in the weekend papers every Saturday and Sunday. Why does anyone need him?

    • allie says:

      He’s an even bigger scumbag for preying on the families of missing children.

  8. JohnE says:

    “All current and future members of CFSI Leadership are subject to a criminal background check.”

    And then?

  9. Thunderstixx says:

    He was a vaunted and highly respected Azimuth Hunter Killer!
    What would we do without these dickheads to keep us entertained?

  10. ABNDVR says:


    something might be wrong with his records. his assignments don’t match up and is it possible to have an nco pro dev ribbon as an spc e4?

    he gets a pass for the SOF claims, since well being at JCSE gives one the opportunity to actively participate in special operations. A bit of exaggeration but well within the “stories from my service times” limits.

    the “combat wounded” still is yet to be proven…

    but in general: weirdo – with good intensions as for his company

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      A lot of E-4s go to PLDC. I once crowded out an E-4 that his unit tried to get into BNCOC when I went standby.

      • Carlton G. Long says:

        I think that PLDC is now called “Warrior Leader Course” or some such.

        • Skippy says:

          WLC it is ding ding you are today’s winner or as you said 🙂

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            Yeah, it’s WLC nowadays, had to do it when i got my E5, it was two weeks of GHEY crap delivered by instructors who with smooth right sleeves with a couple of exceptions.

        • Jonn Lilyea says:

          It used to be PNCOC “Primary NCO Course”, but who can keep up these days.

        • CLAW131 says:

          I think that in the old way back machine days PLDC was called BLC (Basic Leadership Course).

          At least that what it was called when I attended/graduated from it in June 1972.

      • Jabatam says:

        I had one as an E-4

    • Bobo says:

      “he gets a pass for the SOF claims, since well being at JCSE gives one the opportunity to actively participate in special operations. A bit of exaggeration but well within the “stories from my service times” limits.”

      I call BS on that one. While assigned to ARCNET, I spent a lot of time working with SOCCENT at MacDill. Under no circumstances would I use it in “stories of my service times” to justify a claim of being a “special operations veteran.” If he was a JCSE and not on jump status, he was just a guy carrying radios in the field in Tampa.

      • ABNDVR says:

        Well I read a story he posted (follow the link above)

        If actually true, it is still an exaggeration, but uhm well I would not be terribly pissed by the claim.

        And even if you are in a jump slot, you don’t need to go to jump school first before you can get deployed – so maybe he got the call early

        listen I am not defending the guy, since the combat wounded claim is still highly doubtful.

        But the records dont add up, his assignment list is off (considering his deployments) and I just want to be sure to call someone a POS when it is the case.

        did someone contacted the guy if he can provide proof?

        • Bobo says:

          It looks like his girlfriend tried to provide “proof” in a VA disability letter. Wow, 100% rating. Now I’m really pissed.

          Since he was discharged at Ft. Snelling, I’m going to guess that he punched out from the USAR. There is also a JCSE element that comes out of the USAR.

          I had lots of guys who were in a PARA/LIN with an ASI that were never awarded the ASI. If I recall from my time down there, there were plenty of JCSE folks running around who weren’t airborne qualified. he could have deployed with them, but, according to his FOIA, he wasn’t airborne qualified, so I can’t imagine that he was some high speed low drag operator.

      • Sue Foreman says:

        Correct. Radio operator, and no jumps

    • Sue Foreman says:

      I’m his exwife. He has PTSD, and that is what he is claiming his “combat wound” is.

  11. Slick Goodlin says:

    It seems the term, “highly decorated”, gets thrown around a lot, especially by the media.

    I guess if someone has never been in the Army, someone with a NDSM, ASR and a shooting badge is highly decorated.

    I always wondered what the cut-off is between decorated and highly decorated.

    • CLAW131 says:

      Slick, I think the highly decorated cut-off would be if you were to hold the medal in your hand and quickly clinch your fist, the sharp pointy edges of the medal would draw blood.

      • CLAW131 says:

        Of course the exceptions would be the people who have been awarded the CIB, CMB or a CAR. Those are badges and a ribbon.

        I think those fall into the highly decorated category.

        • riflemusket says:

          Interesting; so judging from his FOIA he has approximately 10 ribbons earned. That’s alot for an E4. At least in my opinion. And a Joint Service Commendation Medal, That got my attention; He must have did something right.

        • Jabatam says:

          As an awardee of a CIB, I wouldn’t call myself highly decorated

  12. sj says:

    NDSM: check. Those are hard to come by.

    Not a Sniper? Pffffft.

  13. spd0302(pending) says:

    Please let me know when my user name is fully qualified.

  14. ZX says:

    98% of you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. 1% think they know. The other 1% are veterans that know better than to get on a forum like this and totally shred the service of a fellow soldier. Oh I get it…because trusting the government documented all of our paperwork accurately for our service…yeah we can trust that right??!! Please! I went to high school with him. He introduced me to my wife of 32 years. I know when he joined and where he served. I was with him in Getmany. I know his family and trust me what he says is true. Why don’t yall man up and do something really productive instead of bashing a fellow soldier about things you know nothing about.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      OH GEE WHIZ, a sockpuppet, never seen one of those here before! /sarc

      Kiss this ( )*( ) and

    • sj says:

      ZX: might want to click near the bottom of the page on “How to be a good phony soldier”. Relevant to your comment it says:

      “Don’t send your wife, girlfriend, partner to the blog to defend you. It only makes you look like the giant pussy you are, hiding behind those skirts of your love interest. In the end, we’re going to win, and you will have to explain to the person to whom you lied why you’re surrendering. And it makes them look gullible and stupid. It’s not their fight; it’s not their place to extract you from the morass that you’ve created for yourself.”

      Are you going the “Sue” stage next?

      • GDContractor says:

        Chucky cometh last night to Scotty’s site and commented thereupon. So it is written.

      • Sue Foreman says:

        Going the “Sue” stage next? Do you mean as in lawsuit or go by way of being me, Sue Foreman, the ex-wife of Chuck the Fake Liar? lol

    • Skippy says:

      FACK CHUCK ! ! !

  15. TankBoy says:

    Man, posers just love the biker lifestyle, don’t they? Unfortunately, 4 year pogue comm operator doesn’t scream badass biker detective that saves kids like special operations does….

  16. faboutlaws says:

    Not only is he a phoney hero, but he’s a phoney Outlaw, too. I checked around and nobody has heard of him. The shirt is a phoney, also. He could find himself in real difficulty if he bumps into a real Outlaw while wearing that shirt. We have had a long history of intolerance to the dishonest use of our stuff.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Posing as a member of an Outlaw Biker Gang? OOOH, he’s begging for pain and misery, they’ll introduce him to the soles of their boots and THEN they’ll go to work on him!

      • Green Thumb says:

        That Florida MC would have no issue with this clown.

        I hope he really does bump into an outlaw.


      • Sue Foreman says:

        His FATHER is an outlaw biker. Little Chuckie just likes to pretend he’s one.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          Last I heard, Outlaw Biker Gangs take a very dim view of those who falsely claim active membership, and falsely claiming to be an Outlaw is about as healthy as claiming to be a Hell’s Angel when you aren’t!

        • Green Thumb says:

          I see him wearing the “Outlaw Family Member” shirt.

          I bet this turd’s father is proud.

          • Green Thumb says:

            I am sure he could achieve some rank in Phildo’s road crew.

            Call sign: Taint Boy 101

  17. Jorge says:

    “German Heastart?” Wow, tough course! Now, if had done Gateway, he would have been one Kraut-speakin’ MoFo!

  18. Julie Smith-Cunningham says:

    This was Chuck Foreman’s message…ignorance at it’s best!

    • sj says:

      I don’t think all those items he posted were ever in contention. Raised eyebrows at 100% disability but I don’t think anyone waved the BS flag. I like how he’s so proud that Stormin Norman “signed” his JSCM. Well hell, I have one “signed” by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff but I never saw him in an official capacity and he never saw me. Same for an “I was there and fogged a mirror” by the Army Chief of Staff. I was an item on the Morning Report.

      “Signed” = Auto Pen.

      • sj says:

        Wondered why he posted a picture of a Coast Guard certificate and read back to what he wrote at Scotty’s place: “Coast Guard. That’s the Homeland security part
        I was in when the cut over happen”

        The certificate is from the Coast Guard Auxiliary! You know, the folks that do courtesy pleasure vessel checks at boat ramps if asked by the owner and teach safe boating classes! Nothing in hell to do with law enforcement of any kind or DHS. All volunteer, community service. I know because I was in it for about 5 years.

        Ole Chuck is taking a page from Chevy’s CAP playbook.

      • Joe Williams says:

        PHHHTT,MajGen Robertshaw pinned my Navy/Marine commendation w/V on me. My small claim to fame. The Commanding General of II Marine Air Wing. Hint:DO NOT LOOK DOWN TO THE GENERAL. Joe

  19. sj says:

    BUMP. Ole Chuck here was fading into obscurity with the “Recent Comments” disabled. Think he deserves some attention…might be a high seed if the Tournament?

  20. Lynn McBride says:

    For a side by side view of one of the docs in this article vs. The document as actually received under FOIA by requester Mary Schantag please view my page at facebook.com/hlynnwasmuth

  21. Jason Clark says:

    It’s incredible, all that’s been brought to light and there’s only 3 things he doesn’t agree with? He should be apologizing rather than making threats.

  22. Green Thumb says:

    I love the picture of him in the radio booth.

    “Man, I tell you, you should have seen the size of his balls! I thought I was in heaven!”


  23. Jordan Rott says:

    Whoa whoa whoa they don’t just hand out NCOPDRs ok you have to go through intense months of Q course at WLC with an intense pass a APFT selection process were you MUST get above a 180. This is no easy task. Then you have to do the self correcting Land Navy course, which some would say makes the Star course looks like a joke. What a hero.