Steve Schuler; phony Navy flight officer

| August 10, 2015

Steve Schuler

There’s this guy, Steven Schuler, who claims to be an O-5, Navy Commander and a Naval flight officer as well as a special warfare officer on some social media sites. Here’s his profile from Rally Point;

Steven Schuler Rally Point Profile

He even earned the OEF Campaign Medal about ten years before it existed;

Steven Schuler Rally Point Profile2

Actually, no, not according to the National Personnel Records Center. He was discharged before the War Against Terror as an E-4, and it looks like he did a float in the Persian Gulf sometime after the Gulf War (he has the Southwest Asia Service Medal that was awarded for service there between August 1, 1991 and November 30, 1995 and his service began in 1992).

Steven Schuler DD214

Steven Schuler awards

Steven Schuler Awards2

Steven Schuler Training

Steven Schuler Training2

Steven Schuler qual records

So, to recap, he’s not an officer, he’s not special warfare, he’s not a flight officer, but he did have a lot of training and a pretty good career, you know, before he decided to crap all over it with his lies.

ADDED: But his life is about get busy, apparently;

Steve Schuler Arrest record 1

Steve Schuler Arrest record 2

Steve Schuler Arrest record 3

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    A Commander of nothing; a Legend of his own mind; a Liar of his own time…

  2. Twist says:

    Somewhere out there, there is a regular Sailor reading this blog wondering if s/he was the only Sailor in the Navy that wasn’t a SEAL. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only Infantryman that wasn’t Ranger/SF/Sniper or doesn’t have a Silver Star and has only one CIB.

    • Guard Bum says:

      Much like I am one of the very few Marines that was not in Beirut for the bombing.

    • Snotcrow says:

      There there Twist.

      I too, and among the few that does have a CIB and very little more. No high speed medals, no high speed training. I have a few scars and a bad back, does that count?

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Never claimed to be a SEAL.
      Never wanted to be one.

  3. Stacy0311 says:

    Naval flight officer? Why would anyone claim to be self packing luggage?
    And if you recall, Goose died!

    • MustangCryppie says:

      LOL! Guess it depends what airframe you’re on. I flew on P-3/EP-3 and the “FOs” were the heroes. The pilots were the “bus drivers”!

      • AW1Ed says:

        *throws the bullshit flag*
        So MC, how come that I as an enlisted Acoustic Mission System Operator could do the job of any ‘FO on the P-3C crew (and did!), but none of the ‘FO’s had any idea or desire to do my job, hmmmmm?
        NBL, buddy. 😉
        After I got my private pilot’s license, I also drove the bus on transit re-po’s. The expressions on the faces of the ground pounders was priceless when they moseyed into the flight station, and saw AW1Ed sitting left seat.

        • MustangCryppie says:


          By the way, I was not an NFO. I was enlisted operator, then a mission commander on EP-3’s (NOT an NFO).

          I should have put quotes around “heroes.” I had quite a few dustups with the NFOs.

          Still doesn’t change the “fact” that the pilots were bus drivers. They got us to the place where we did the job.

  4. USMCE8Ret says:

    Florida, huh? (Imagine that…)

  5. CLAW131 says:

    SSN still posted to DD214.

    Shouldn’t it be wiped?

  6. MAC(SW) says:

    Yeah, because Aviation Boatswain’s Mate is just like being an NFO, with the exception of the whole officer/flying thing……….

    As far as his training goes, it appears that he was either completed or near completion on his Advanced Damage Control PQS that would indicate that he might have actually been attempting a run at his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification, definitely not the norm in the early 90’s.

    Another perfectly respectable stint in the service flushed down the crapper!

  7. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    I saw a very refreshing story this morning in a local rag. It spotlighted a military retiree’s service. My first reaction was “uh-oh, time for the Rambo account.” Nope. The story related the pride the Veteran took in his support job. No mention of medals. No claims of secret missions or “then there was the time” stories. How refreshing!

    • Twist says:

      My Father-in-Law was that way. He was very proud of his service in Vietnam as a Chinook mechanik Almost all of his war stories, as he put it, was his funny REMF stories.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Kinda like my neighbor across the street who’s Retired AF and a Vietnam Vet, he was an Aircraft Mechanic and has some good tales from where he served in the rear. As I see it, he was very legit, the fast movers can’t fly if they aren’t maintained!

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, that’s just a shame. I’d be more interested in hearing about what he actually did than what he makes up. What a jerk.

    • OldSarge57 says:

      Yeah. ABM’S on carriers have some pretty good stories. Good thing he works in “Loss Protection” where honesty is really important! Think he embellished to get a manager position?

  9. MustangCryppie says:

    Jonn, you’re showing your Marine bias!

    Unless it’s changed since I was at sea, Marines do “floats”, Sailors do “cruises.”

    I’m sure my fellow squids and Marines will correct me if I’m wrong!

  10. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Hey, he’s a shoo-in at APL or some see-kyoority outfit or another in Memphis.

  11. Paul says:

    Search last name shuler booking info and pic

  12. Hondo says:

    Nice update to the article, Jonn. (smile)

  13. Green Thumb says:

    Someone needs to call down there to All-Points Logistics and let this maggot know that George Michaels wants his “look” back.