William Jay Brooks; phony Marine

| July 14, 2015

William Jay Brooks (3)

The folks at Military Phonies send us their work on this William Jay Brooks fellow who claims to be all kinds of hero, as you can see from his rack above. Three Purple Hearts and an upside-down Combat Action Ribbon. Well, here, read it for yourself;

William Jay Brooks DD214

The truth couldn’t be further away;

William Jay Brooks FOIA

William Jay Brooks Assignments

William Jay Brooks Assignments 2

Brooks spent more time in the Delayed Entry Program than he spent in basic training. But, his records are probably hidden from public view because…secret squirrel!

William Jay Brooks (1)

He washed out of Air Force basic training, too, when he tried to join the Air National Guard.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. tc says:


  2. Flagwaver says:

    It might be my eyes, but I think the font is off on that DD214… and the margins within the blocks… and the size of the font… and…

    Oh, nevermind, he’s a lying asshole.

    • Flagwaver says:

      He really is a special snowflake. I just read the email he sent. He thinks Delta Force means you are so secret squirrel that you never existed. Last time I checked, it was just a JSOC joint-forces unit like any other.

    • OldSarge57 says:

      I really love the “Other ribbons upon proper request”. Ribbons? I have awards…and a continuation sheet. And yeah – the tiny font to cram all the super-duper crap on one page is a nice touch.

      I noticed the sent to VA check block was checked. I hope someone investigates this with the VA to make sure this bozo is not receiving any undeserved benefits. One thing I have learned is that the VA does not train their C&P examiners how to read a DD-214 or recognize a forged one. In reality, that should be pre-screened. However, when filing a claim the veteran – real or imagined – can upload all their own documents online. And of course the validity of those documents may never be called into question.

    • Mayhem says:

      ….and its a DD-214 Certificate of Release / Discarge (not Discharge). Someone is not as good at reproducing forms on Microsoft Excel as they think they are.

      • Bill M says:

        And just above that and to the right we see “rendor form void”. Jeez, needs to add elementary spelling to his schools/training list.

    • ABNDVR says:

      and the DD214 has a block for “Docorations” 😀

      sadly he lists a bunch of unearned medals and badges, where instead this block asks for your docorations like:

      Docs (feline with dyslexic owner)
      Doc Martins
      and Docks

  3. GDContractor says:

    This guy is so badass that block 18 says that he has to notify the “Commandin General” if he breeds!

  4. Green Thumb says:

    A very somber looking turd.

    Basic training failure.

    Definitely watered down.

    Weak sauce this man is, indeed.

    • Hayabusa says:

      Records “sealed” because he was some kind of double-secret murder-death-kill ninja? Check.

      Threats to take “legal action” against those calling him out? Check.

      (All that is missing is the claim that his records “burned up in the fire in St. Louis”, but I’m sure that is coming soon.)

      Assessment: TOTALLY LEGIT.

  5. Combat Historian says:

    Man, this guy is super secret squarrel; he was in “1st Special Foces/Delta Force”…probably was a special operator who set up Operation NIGHT SHADE…

    • Just an Old Dog says:

      More like operation QUEEF BELCH

    • Seaman Stanes says:

      I followed him wherever he went!!

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Operation Phuc Dang

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      He was a sooperdooperseekritskwirrel Commando operating out of Al Phuk Tup!

    • HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

      Dude was one of them there “sekrit nekkid combat swimmers” assigned to the anal buttsekks warriors as a rump ridin’ ranger.

      Bet you that the VA gave him a disability rating of 127% because he had “caught teh PTSD” and has fractured taint syndrome.

  6. USMCE8Ret says:


  7. sapper3307 says:

    No sniper school WTF!
    It must be in the super dupper secret lead lined box.

    • MGySgtRet. says:

      I think I was in Sniper School with this guy. But he lived in the woods, in a ghillie suit 24/7.

      He was a vapor trail, a ghost, a phantom. The mere mention of his name could bring “Death From Afar”.

      He also had mad ninja skills, nunchuck skills and bo staff skills. An all around killing machine.

    • riflemusket says:

      But he has the prestigious Kuwait liberation badge. Not medal. I feel slighted.
      Also I noticed in the picture with his ribbon rack, his ‘Kuwait Liberation Badge’ is missing it’s gold sabers and palm. I call soup sandwich! I don’t think they even try anymore.

  8. Make Mine Moxie says:

    This guy is claiming stolen valor on top of stolen valor…his fake DD214 shows a “purple heart award” but in his email he claims a purple heart with two silver stars (despite showing a picture of a purple heart ribbon with two bronze stars and claiming the two bronze stars only indicate two awards)…since a silver star indicates five awards of one ribbon…ELEVEN purple hearts? That’s a lot of wounds.

    Billy “Bullet Sponge” Brooks, everyone.

    • David says:

      Based on the common description of the Purple Heart as the “I forgot to duck” award – yes, I believe he could get it 11 times. Definitely looks like a slow learner.

  9. Deb says:

    Make me sick! Must be related to Ronald Mailahn aka the fake Sgt. Major USMC. These assholes have no souls.

  10. Light29ID says:

    When I was high speed, low drag 0151 forging a D214 was a very big No No. As in “meet your new roommate, Bubba for the next 5-15.”

    • Dave Hardin says:

      Hold the Phuk On……he has 0121 in his records. He couldn’t multi task and earn the coveted 0151, everything is your job, MOS.

      He is a disgrace to every Drawer Gunner who earned their paper cuts. This prick has no idea what it is like to stand in line at the copy machine. Back in the day he didn’t even rate the Selectric II.

      He only rated one paper basket on his desk and it was marked “Too Hard”. He has no concept of dealing with the PTSD from trying to put out a weekly Unit Diary. I still have tremors.

      I miss my desk.

  11. Just an Old Dog says:

    This fetid stool sample can’t even be consistent between the phony rack he wears and what he puts on his online ribbon rack,, one has Navy-Marine Corps Nedal and a Bronze Star.. He also has Distinguished (competition) shooting badges.


  12. Martinjmpr says:

    As an MI guy I can tell you he is the real deal.

    His military achievements are so classified he has to lock his ribbon rack in a GSA approved safe at night.

    His combat patch is a “Top Secret” cover sheet.

    His bed is inside a SCIF at in case he talks in his sleep.

    EVERY line on his last OER was redacted, including his name.

    His resume is so highly classified you are required by law to burn it BEFORE reading.

    • Hayabusa says:

      His actual records are locked in a vault in a reinforced concrete nuclear bunker located 60 feet below CIA HQ in Langley. Surrounded by a moat filled with ill-tempered sea bass with freakin’ laser beams on their heads.

      If you wish to view his actual records, you must submit the FOIA request at least 18 months in advance, and when you are finished reviewing the records, they have to cut off your head and burn it in the burn barrel. So be careful what you ask for.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      No, no. You guys have it all wrong.

      His records are so dingdang seekritt they are locked up in a coat closet in the 5th subbasement in the inner outer part of the Penagon. To get there, you have to be willing to fight your way through ninja spiders.

      • Martinjmpr says:

        No I think you just have to go through that series of doors that is at the beginning of “Get Smart!”

  13. Steadfast&Loyal says:

    He’s real. He has that yard long stare that only comes from seeing an MRE.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      Technically the stare doesn’t come from the MRE itself but from the experience of having to poop it out later.

      As Col Kurtz himself said, “The horror! the horror!”

      • Hack Stone says:

        Like St. Pauli Girl Beer, you never forget your first MRE shit. Every June, it sends me a Father’s Day card.

  14. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    I wonder if he likes calling pron lines and stealing from girls softball teams?

  15. MGySgtRet. says:

    He’s kidding, right? I mean there have been some jacked up Marines on here in the past, but this guy is a choad stain of the highest order!

    His DD214 is one jacked up piece of shit with crap on it that no Marine would ever have. Combat Action Badge? This shitstain aint even trying!!

    His claims on the DD214, his fucked up personal photo and his “shadow box” photo do not match up in any way shape or form. I think he actually has a couple of WWII ribbons on his impressive rack.

    Hey, at least he is willing to take “legal action”. That must mean he is legit. 3 Purple Hearts? Do they give out Purple Hearts for getting kicked out of the Air Force and Marine Corps while in boot camp? Turd.

    This is one sick, stupid, criminal fucker.

  16. Daisy Cutter says:

    He was the Commanding Officer of the 4th Force Reconnaissance Company.

    Say whaaaat?

    That’s part of MARFORRES, a reserve unit. You think if I walked their hallway I would see his photo on the wall?

  17. AZtoVA says:

    Most of his ‘medals’ listed as ‘badges’ and several are made up. Love the last line about additional awards “upon proper request”. Gives him flexibility to add more salad as he grows his tall tales.

  18. Marine_7002 says:

    Am I the first to say “No NDSM? PHHHHHHHHTTTTTTT.” ???

    • AZtoVA says:

      He’s wearing one, I didn’t look to see if his ‘214’ had it listed, must be one of those “upon proper request” ones. It does look like he forgot to add the bronze star for the second award (GWOT era), though.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      On this thread, yes, you are.

      No. Gedunk. Medal. = Total Phony.

    • USMCE8Ret says:

      He claims to have participated in 3 phases of the Iraq campaign. If he was there for the invasion, wouldn’t he have received the Presidential Unit Citation that was awarded to IMEF?

      18 years, 3 months in the Reserve component? Where is his Armed Forces Reserve Ribbon with bronze hourglass device? (Was he ever mobilized during those 18 years?)…

      Shouldn’t he have a Sea Service Deployment ribbon with at least a silver star device and some bronze ones to go with it?

      He has the KLMK, but no Saudi Arabia Liberation of Kuwait medal?

      How did he get an Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal? I thought they quit issuing those during WWII?

  19. Dave Hardin says:

    WTF is that? Ya, thats a great idea….fake being a Field Grade Marine Corps Officer. Fake being the CO of 4th RECON? Fake a Purple Heart with two silver stars….hmmm that would be 11 awards.

    The luckiest thing that has ever happened to Brooks is he never crossed my path.

  20. Crawfish says:

    He has Jordanian jump wings to go with his soup salad. Marine jump wings have no star on top.

  21. Twist says:

    What these turds don’t understand is there is no such thing as secret service members even though there are secret missions. Heck, I’ve been on secret missions as a regular grunt (nothing sexy, mostly security for the cool kids)and last time I checked I’m still in AKO and the time frame that I was deployed in which those missions were conducted is still on my DD214.

  22. Crawfish says:

    Jordanian jump wings? I don’t remember no star above Marine jump wings.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      It’s a little known fact that in the Marines you get a star on top of your jump wings after your 100th confirmed kill. Or a star on your CAR if you don’t have jump wings.

      If you don’t have jump wings or a CAR you get a star on top of your birthday cake. It’s right there in the reg. The secret one, not the one everybody knows about.

      • GDContractor says:

        Ahem… I hope I don’t get in trouble for saying this in an open forum (OPSEC)…. but what you say is true, but only if the service member has Total Prior Service equal to 11 years 2 months and 37 days.

        Don’t ask me about those 38 day months… I have already said too much.

  23. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    Billy Boi also claims a PHD. Hmm, it fits perfectly with the rest of the jacked up shit on his DD214! Most definitely legit!

  24. ChipNASA says:

    We should be able to amend the current stolen valor law to allow a “small” group of legit veterans to throw a blanket party for each of these fake fuckers.
    Tube socks and bars of ivory soap for everyone!!

  25. JohnE says:

    No SEAL trident…he just isn’t trying hard enough.

  26. JarHead Pat says:

    Ho Lee Fuk, what a turd, did he even make it out of boot? So he is a officer but never had to Qual with his sidearm, nice.

  27. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I think that if he were a REAL USMC Officer he’d have pictures of him in uniform other than a selfie in his wife’s car taken in his driveway! A live maggot on a dead Swamp Donkey’s ass is more useful in life than this candyassed bucket of unicorn farts!

  28. 13B/92S/02M says:

    I just said to myself man I’m gonna check TAH , I hope I see something good to get my morning started. I was hoping he had a black belt in Gymkata , anyone remember that movoe ? If we wanna see his other awards as Col. Jessup in a Few Good Men said ” YOU HAVE TO ASK ME NICE “

  29. John D says:

    15b- PhD in Philosophy X YES


  30. FatCircles0311 says:

    A whole 10 days in Marine boot?

    What a war hero! What a shitbag loser.

    • Hack Stone says:

      I think that it is another instance of getting off of the bus at MCRD, then reporting directly to Seps. I didn’t even take my first shit the first 10 days at Parris Island. Then, on the 11th day, they served burritos in the chow hall. Oh, the humanity!

  31. Jarhead says:

    On his DD 214 I enjoyed his training as a hand to hand expert. My ass! the only thing he used his hands for were “spanking his monkey” or for shoveling Big Macs and milk shakes down so he would look so fit as he aged. The double chin reminds me so much of Clint Eastwood. No, wait, maybe it’s that chimp he co-starred with.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      He didn’t have room for the entire title for that position, Jarhead.

      It’s ‘hand to hand monkey spanker supreme’. Comes right after ‘chicken choker par excellence.’

      • Jarhead says:

        Pardon the error ExPH2. Did not intend to lower his rating or likability. He’s a leader in any of his ratings. Just ask him.

  32. Lehi says:

    Looking at his records, he did complete Air Force Basic. At that time it was only 6 weeks 4 days. I would like to see NGB-22, for his Air Guard Service.

  33. GDContractor says:

    I hope you guys followed the link over to military phonies site about this mo-ron. Fuckstick got a bunch of “thank you for your service” high fives and a free fishing pole or two after he played the sympathy card in a fishing forum. Said he left part of his legs over in the sandbox or some bullshit. I hope lady Karma gets paid her due, and soon.

    • GDContractor says:

      Also they have a screenshot from his profile on VetFriends. He claims that he served with “First Force Recon Special Forces”. The kicker is that someone else also claims to have served with that same outfit… a Dr. COL. no less.

  34. Bobo says:

    Just got a chance to take a closer look at the “DD-214”. Apparently the DoD has alternate spellings in Formflow, like safeuard, rendor, and docorations. Also, when I was in that AO, it was Babil, not Babel.

  35. TONY180A says:

    I wish we could box up all the valor thieves regardless of age and throw their ass on the front line!! Earn it or die trying!

  36. jonp says:

    According to the block we can only get his records if we ask The Commandant or Pres. Let’s do it and see what happens.

  37. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    At least he outranks the phony CPO, whatever that’s worth.

    Colonel Wat Du Phuck lives!!!

  38. Reb says:

    The fishing pole he’s begging for…I need help please? Shoving it up his ass. I can’t believe how many people lie about serving.
    My son said “the guys that really served, don’t brag, they’re proud of their service and happy they made home”. I told him yup and they belong to a close group of friends who they trust TAH

  39. W2 says:

    Look everybody, it’s Periwinkle Q. Fuckknucle in all his finery. Asshat.

  40. Mark L. says:

    Nine separate job skills listed on his DD214.

    Nine! That would have to be some sort of record. I have 5 MOS’s in the Army, and I know how difficult it is to retrain in the Marines (your first job is your job for life).

    Going by the DD214 alone, this guy is one of the biggest liars caught so far on TAH. It’s funny how he kept running out of room to list the bullshit.

  41. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    You guyz are IDIOTS! PERIOD!

    I just Googled him … He is LEGIT!

    He raised the flag of American on “Yun Dum Fuk” hill top (4379er) during the “War of the Viet Chung”.

    Google it, IDIOTS!

    Out … for now!

    • HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

      Bet you, Master Blaster, that he was a connoisseur of that ancient oriental delicacy known as Cream of Sum Yung Guy.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      Yup he served in the Poon Tang Valley near the village of Phuc Hu. It was known as the battle of Ia Gatta Bi Shitin Mi.

      I can’t wait for the movie.

  42. Reb says:

    My son couldn’t serve in the military. Born a 1 lb 3 3/4 oz 15 inches five months along, nurses didn’t cover both eyes with the mask while under the Billy light. Blind in his right eye, small bladder he finally came home one year nineteen days later. Took two days in a temperature controlled motor home bought to bring home. Straight to the local preemie hospital with a lung infection for another six weeks..after college taking criminal law classes he decided to join the Army to use after VA benefits to law school. He wanted to be a Ranger but eye site and bigger bladder a must. He still kicks himself for not taking a clerk position.
    After grants and loans he finished law school. He only takes cases for any military personnel who is denied visitation rights to their children.
    I was floored that a Sgt who was out country and his wife got pregnant by another military fella and although DNA proved he wasn’t the father, the Army still garnished his wages. The first child wasn’t his either. As long as the ex doesn’t marry, she’s also entitled to spousal support for the ten years they were married. It put a strain on his next wife/children and she has to work. WHY DOES THE MILITARY DO THAT? Anyone have a answer?

    • MrBill says:

      The Army doesn’t garnish anyone’s wages. Family law issue, including paternity, child support, and spousal support, are within the jurisdiction of state courts. DFAS will honor legitimate orders of state courts, but won’t garnish anyone’s wages on its own initiative. If anyone is being done wrong in this regard, his/her remedy is in state court. If your son is an attorney he could have told you this.

    • MrBill says:

      It’s possible that your reference to “spousal support” might refer to the ex being awarded a portion of the servicemember’s military pension in the divorce. If so, that’s considered a division of marital property, not spousal support (aka alimony). This was authorized by Congress in the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA)which was passed in 1981.

      • Marine_7002 says:

        A clarification – USFSPA does not say that a portion of the military pension HAS to be awarded to the other spouse, it only states that if the couple has been married 10 years or more, and 10 years of the marriage fell within the military spouse’s career, the court can order that be sent directly from DFAS. The division of the servicemember’s military pension is strictly up to the court.

    • Just an Old Dog says:

      The way I understand it men ( and I assume) women can be man to pay support for children that arent biologically theirs.
      If a man assumes the responsibility of being the child’s father he is considered to legally be the father, and is held liable for support.
      So when these guys marry some chick who is pregnant or has a bastard he takes on the legal responsibility of supporting the kid,

      • MrBill says:

        It’s pretty much a universal rule that a child which is born during a marriage is presumed to be a product of that marriage. So if a guy marries a girl who’s pregnant by another man, and she then gives birth, the new husband is presumed to be that baby’s father and will be legally responsible for the kid unless something is does to contest paternity. Procedures, time limits, etc., for contesting paternity vary from state to state. Could a man be held responsible for a stepchild that the wife already had at the time of marriage. I’m not a family lawyer, but such a result seems mighty odd unless the man has done something to affirmatively take responsibility for the stepchild, such as adopting him/her after the marriage.

  43. C2Show says:

    Nice! Dude changed his vetfriends profile to be a random name like Jackson McCulley…

    Talk about a piece of shit coward…what a spineless coward. Someone on Scotty page was right…he doesnt have the look to even be in the military…looks like a pussy.

  44. nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

    Another Special Feces Warrior…

  45. Airdale USN says:

    Is that a NATO medal between the Commendation and Combat Action ribbon??? But he should at least be wearing 3 NATO medals. Phony bottom feeders!!!

  46. Top 0699 says:

    OMG I just found TAH and the first thing I get to see is this Ass Clown. Does anyone know where he takes domicile- looks like he truly supports PMP lala land to me.

    PS. Love the work you guys are doing exposing these wannabees. Keep up the good work, will be a regular visitor. If any are found in Virginia, please let me know, love road trips!!!

  47. Cliff Buchanan says:

    I think this may be the same A$$ Clown, he claims to be a Force Recon Colonel Marine Corp.
    I called him a Fake POS and he has not been back, the web site is “Personal liberty”
    Best Regards
    Spc/4 Army Sig.Corp 1965/66

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    Yeah I see your point!! Didn’t think of it until you mentioned it.

    As an commanding officer I rarely had to chew anyone out as our unit was comprised of senior NCO’ lowest rank was an E-5.

    To be eligible one must attain the rank of E-5 or higher which meant having significant time in service and a commitment to merit receiving the necessary training to carry out operations.

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