Amzy Hibler; phony SF, Ranger

| September 21, 2015

Amzy Hibler

Someone sent us their work on this Amzy Hibler fellow. It looks like he lives in Norway working for an oil and gas company. I wrote to him on Facebook this weekend asking him about his claims and he subsequently scrubbed his photos and claims. But not soon enough. If I write to you about your phoniness, it’s already too late.

Amzy claimed to be Ranger and Special Forces and everything you see in the photo above, he claims that he earned it all in just four short years of military service beginning in 1978. I wonder what secret war he engaged in to earn that CIB during that time frame. This is his display in his office, apparently;

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This came from his Facebook;

Amzy Hibler's Ranger Grad photo

And he gives career advice based on his experience;

Career advice from phony

Last time I checked, officers attended the same Ranger School as enlisted soldiers. Green Thumb can attest to that.

It looks like his father served in the Army during WWII and his son is currently serving as a paratrooper in the 82d, but, Amzy, not so much;

Hibler FOIA 1

Not a single day in the military. Oh, and if you’re wondering if he ever answered me when I messaged him on FB, well, no, he didn’t, except by scrubbing his photos.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Amzi Hibler is such a common name, NPRC probably just got the wrong guy.

    That face looks like it could crush jellybeans with a single glance.

  2. Green Thumb says:


  3. Dapandico says:

    You blew his cover. He is actually a Delta Force operator sent to assinate high ranking Refugees.

  4. ChipNASA says:

    “I was just doing it to honor my Father and my Son in 3…..2……1……”
    /”since I don’t have the balls to do it myself”

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He looks like an expert trouser trout massager!

  6. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    The answer you received was a good one, Jonn. It sure beats the usual responses–stringing out the lie. Would that all of these clowns reply similarly, by scrubbing their phony bullshit when confronted.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    Isn’t the beret supposed to go on the back of the head, all puffed out?

  8. HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

    Uh, oh Jonn… you dimed out a real deal, “Call of Booty – Anal Buttsekks Warrior” (Rump Riding Ranger add-on app) and the assclown tried to clean up his FB page?

    Hey Amzy… are you the same guy that is calling himself a CFO for Chevron?

    When you are really the Assistant Treasurer for the Chevron Pipe Line Company (a subsidiary of Chevron)?

    What would they think about your antics on FB?

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Probably about the same as we think of him getting a CIB in 1978.

      • Reb says:

        SILENT..MY BAD..I am sorry I yelled the other day. Got a email from BERNASSHOLE and he used your name and added a link to TAH post. Jonn said your cool, knows you. I acted out of mind after the forty plus emails from him and DALLASS. Bernie is scared ? silly. No license means no money….

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Reb, I suggest you close that e-mail account and open a new one, period. If you have an e-mail list, you just send a notice to people on it.

          If you don’t do that, or label bernitwit’s crap as what it is ‘JUNK’, or add him to a list of blocked senders, it will continue an you will have to shut down your e-mail altogether.

        • Silentium Est Aureum says:

          Meh. Figures he’d pull some stupid shit like that.

    • streetsweeper says:

      Knowing Concord like I do, he’ll be unemployed or demoted quickly…

    • Jarhead says:

      Probably was the Chief Oral Trouser Pipe cleaner.

    • Shellyward62 says:

      any way to get this information to his “said” past employers?

  9. OldManchu says:

    Why, why, why????
    Why do all the phony rangers and special forces pricks make such a fuck up of that beret? Looking like a wad of biscuit dough left out on the cabinet too long. And those smug ass lumpy faces.

  10. Bobo says:

    I wonder how his son feels about dad’s antics?

    • If his son is in the 82’nd I would imagine that he is none too happy with his shenanigans.
      I know I wouldn’t very happy knowing that even though I was just regular leg infantry.

    • rb325th says:

      I cannot even imagine being in the barracks, and someone from my squad coming to me and saying; “hey, you need to check this shit I found online… it’s about your dad.”

  11. On a side note, we SF’ers only wear the Infantry Cord while in bars, parties, weddings etc. cause chicks dig it!

    • Andy11M says:

      I didn’t know that was SOP. I will now (not)stop calling all guys wearing a long tab and blue cord and crossed rifles posers.

      • Hondo says:

        Might want to check when the guy claims to have served if he’s an older guy wearing his uniform at a function before calling him on that, Andy11M.

        Prior to 1984 (1 Oct, if I recall correctly), CMF 18 didn’t exist for officers or enlisted. Before then an individual retained their branch affiliation; SF qual was indicated by an ASI identifier (“S” at the time – I believe it’s since been re-used for a somewhat different reason).

        CMF 18 came about because at that point in time, SF personnel were still managed largely by their branch personnel managers. Because of that fact, at the time (pre-1984) too much SF time could actually be detrimental to an officer’s or NCO’s career; in both cases, it could cause them to miss certain critical assignments thought essential for selection to the most senior grades.

        Because of those factors, prior to 1984 there was a lot of
        “churn” into/out of SF by qualified personnel. Not exactly a great thing if you’re trying to actually, you know, build a professional, world-class Special Operations capability. The Army thus created CMF 18 to reduce that churn.

        Bottom line: many if not most officers in SF were indeed infantry officers by basic branch prior to 1984. Thus seeing an SF officer wearing a beret w/full flash, crossed rifles, and an infantry cord in greens or dress uniform was legit prior to 1984. If you run across an older guy (say, in their late 50s or older) wearing his old greens w/crossed rifles, a beret, blue cord, and an SF patch, he could actually be legit – provided he left SF before CMF 18 converted him from CMF 11.

        • Andy11M says:

          Reminds me of my neighbor. He was a rotor head in the Army back when there was no aviation CMF. So you would see pilots wearing all sorts of different branch insignia.

        • Hondo,
          I was in SF in 1983, before the CMF 18 series and I don’t remember anyone wearing the infantry blue cord. (and I was prior airborne infantry) If it happened it was not the active duty folks wearing it.
          Now, that doesn’t mean some cherry CPT didn’t show up to formation with one.

          • Bushmaster11 says:

            Before 18 showed up, SF was classified as branch unassigned. So the uniform was U S on the left and the Eagle on the right. It was done that way because of the different specialties. The soldier kept his MOS with the SQI. Because wearing the unassigned, that prevented wearing of the infantry accoutremont

  12. Skippy says:

    it’s crazy but in this day and age you would think that this would not happen

  13. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    It seems all of these phonys have a fixation on those worthless shooting badges. I guess it balances out the phony CIB at the top.

    • Andy11M says:

      I was surprised he had two qual badges, but at least he didn’t turn them into Jacobs Ladders with 4 or 5 clasps. Those are the guys you have too stop and think, “4-5 clasps? He might be legit.” /sarc

    • Green Thumb says:

      As an Officer no less.

      What a shitbag.

  14. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    He had me at plaid tie!


    • Snotcrow says:

      Not that’s funny.
      He is trained to kill w that tie though…

    • mr. sharkman says:

      That actually caught my attention.

      I’m not 100% certain, and I have no idea of the specific regiment, ASSuming that my hunch is on-target.

      But having spent some time with UK forces, I’ve got this feeling that the tie (or cravat?) has ‘regimental’ significance.

      I have a couple of ties (treasured, honored gifts) but I do not recognize the pattern in the picture.

  15. Andy11M says:

    What? No 3rd award CIB? Also, the pic is a little fuzzy but I think his US and crossed rifles are canted the wrong way. Oh wait, SF doesn’t wear crossed rifles. Or wear a blue cord/disks. At least he kept the qual badge to just TWO clasps instead of 4 or 5 like the really motivated posers when they build that Jacobs Ladder. The triple canopy and the tower of power MIGHT have been believable if say he was a SSG of SFC. Also, in that humidor/display box, lots more ribbons than on his uniform, and both a Silver and Bronze Star? What, no DSC w/V?

  16. OldSarge57 says:

    Dammit! I feel so inadequate. Need to go buy more stuff to add to my awards that I keep out for all to see so they are in awe of my greatness.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, geez, OldSarge, I just make up my own with ribbon from the fabric store, some glue-on stuff, and the pin bar base from the surplus store. It’s a hoot when people see it and can’t figure out what it means.

  17. Jarhead says:

    Why does this clown remind me of one of the candidates running for prez? If I were him, to escape the hell he is going to face, I’d change my name to Amway Hitler. Easy to remember.

  18. Tony180A says:

    What a fucking clown!! 10 minutes in the team room would give shitbags like this added incentive to never do it again!!

  19. Bobo says:

    Interestingly, one of his Facebook friends is Steve Hibler, the Police Chief in Red Lodge, Montana. According to a local news article, “Red Lodge Mayor, Ed Williams, says they will appoint Steve Hibler, of Camby, Indiana as chief of police.

    Hibler has been in the Indiana Army National Guard since 1982, and was with the Indiana State Police from 1983 to 2012 where he last served as Assistant District Commander.”

    I wonder if Steve knows about what I assume to be his brother Amzy’s antics. This could get interesting.

    • Daco says:

      Bobo. Anything new on this guy? I live in Red Lodge, this was our Chief until last month. Between bungled raids and a displeasure of his policing tactics he was forced out.

  20. MandiO says:

    Awkward… The only thing visible on his Facebook is his “Happy Veteran’s Day” post. Including all those thanking him for his “service” ??

    Don’t forget to thank him as well!{comments are open}

  21. ShellieWard62 says:

    CPT in 4 years?? WOW. that’s impressive. I vote we message his friends on FB, include this link, & expose the fraud.

  22. Combat Historian says:

    For all you potential posers out there, what Amzy said about “Ranger School for Officers” is absolutely correct. There are indeed separate ranger schools for enlisted men, NCOs, WOs, and officers; there is also a ranger school just for women, and a separate ranger school for personnel from the Navy/Marines/Air Force/Coasties who want to become rangers. If you claim ranger, make sure you state which ranger school you graduated from, i.e. the “Ranger School for Warrant Officers”, the “Ranger School for enlisted women”, etc. etc. …///

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Is there a Ranger School for ex-gladiators? I might need that for my dragon killers.

    • Eden says:

      Where do I sign up?

    • Bushmaster11 says:

      Ranger school is Ranger school. There is ONE (1) Ranger school. Male/Female, Officer/NCO, the is only one course, with the same criteria for graduation. There is only one Ranger Selection Assessment Course. The same 3 phases, with the same criteria (although there can be recycled trainee). Some things the Army screws up. This is one that they are spot on.

  23. B Woodman says:

    If the Pilsbury Dough Boy wore a uniform. . . . .

    But that plaid tie. . . I’d like to know whose tartan (clan) that is. Maybe pass that info on to the clan chief, that there’s a poser wearing his clan’s tartan.

  24. Hondo says:

    By the way, Amzy: Chef Boyardee called. He’s looking for his hat, which seems to be missing . . . .

  25. Killerb says:

    I bet his son is so frigging proud of his poser Pops.