Michael Stein, phony Lieutenant Colonel

| September 24, 2015

I was a little embarrassed to even check on this fellow, Michael Stein, but looking at his Facebook page, he claims to be a Lieutenant Colonel, but who knows which service, he pretends to be in all of them;

Maichael Stein SEAL

Michael Stein Commando

Michael Stein Marine

Michael Stein SF

His “proof” is this certificate from the American Heart Association, I guess;

LTC Michael Stein gives to AHA

But, of course, none of it true, not even by a little bit;

Michael Stein FOIA

He lives in the Falls Church, Arlington, Virginia part of the DC Metro area, so you folks at the Pentagon might run into him. I don’t think he’s too evenly balanced, though.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, for Pete’s sake.

    Must be the season. It’s fall. They have to find a ‘gimme shelter’ some place. Cockroaches need a home, too.

    • Derek says:

      did anyone notice that paranthetically his nickname is “Hoot” on FB? Hoot….haha, that was the name given to an unknown character in Blackhawk Down. Played by Eric Bana. Coincidence? Me thinks not, this is the REAL hoot Bana portrayed. For realz.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Douchebag who doesn’t even put the work in. For fuck’s sake, dude, could you at least pick a service and see what your “old gear from the service” should look like?!

  3. GDContractor says:

    The dude’s facebook page is a riot. One photo has him showing his “prowess” with a “Gerber sabre-sword”… you know, the one he shaved with in the field, and not a scratch (on any of his chins).

    And from 09JAN “I this year had the honor to join the Army Historical Society &Army
    Historical Foundation.”

    23APR 2014 he posted a copy of his American Legion Card issued in 2003(?). It is kinda blurry.

    Further proof of service: He has posted a photo of his official CIA issue Zippo lighter, with the CIA seal on it no less.

    Based on all of the above, and more. LEGIT!!

    • GDContractor says:

      And I missed this somehow… the guy is a computin genius!

      19APR 2014 (picture of a girl presumably typing on a keyborad.)
      “Were Kepping On-Keeping On. Our new 38″inch-P.C.-4Port—–HD-DVD/ROM-FOR Commercial Intelligence.
      Condor-Internal Ops. ”
      “On loan from NSA&another JS-Officer all overseas communiques are analyzed with the utmost precision and strategic counter-********”

      Clearly the dude has a profound understanding of OPSEC.

  4. sj says:

    Damn. Read his FB. He is bernathian loon crazy.

    • GDContractor says:

      I can’t wait to read the email from his lawer. This dude has DRC newest member written all over him.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      We should get them together.

      • Silentium Est Aureum says:

        Right after Bernath gets his head handed to him by the CA Bar.

        • Hondo says:

          I’m guessing they’ll hand him more than merely his head . . . .

        • Climb to Glory says:

          They’d have to remove it from his ass first.

          • Reb says:

            I’m going to ask if a few MILITARY FELLAS’ WOULD HELP PULL DALLASS CLOWN out of BERNATHS ASS.
            After all his frivolous lawsuits against everyone is over, I need room for us to crawl up his ass. His display in the court is a disgrace. Trying to over talk a Judge is normal for him, but real attorneys show respect for the Judge who’s about to yank your license.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He looks like the type you’d see in a bookstore wearing military camo clothing reading the latest issue of “Soldier of Fortune” with a scowl on his face thinking that makes him look like an intimidating badass. I concur that this cat looks like he has a stripped out gearbox!

  6. Combat Historian says:

    Hey, this guy’s LEGIT; haven’t you all heard of ole’ “Quad-Service Stein”? They even allowed him to keep his “Lieutenant Colonel” rank in the Navy just so that he won’t have to change his calling cards and stationary. The guy’s a legend, I tell you…///

  7. HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

    Wow… just fucking WOW!

    Kinda looks like Zippy the Pinhead with a cheesy ‘stache…

    First pick shows him with a SEAL pin above the breast pocket… showin’ his “war face” with the Marines cap on in the second. Tryin’ to be cool in the third with the Special Feces cap and shades…

    Dude may be DuLlAsSeS long-lost brother from a different mother…

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Long lost brudder? Try clone of a clone!

    • Jarhead says:

      Funny how people interpret pictures from different perspectives. To wit: 1st pix..looks like he is trying to thumb a ride to a barber shop where they also bathe the customer. 2nd pix..a salute only a Special Ed. student could master 3rd pix..his idea of a tough guy in boot camp, even with the scraggly beard 4th pix..what he thinks he needs to look like while in a Shanghai gay bar trying to pick up a biker Last pix…one more step toward recognition in the Mickey Mouse Fan Club so he can get an opportunity to see Annette’s tits.

  8. billy.hill says:

    Since when did military wear mossy oak or realtree camo get ups??? ahahahahahaha

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Since the troops were told they had to buy their camo at hunting sport stores like Bass Pro and Gander Mountain.

  9. B Woodman says:

    I have been around a few LtCol’s, in and out of service, and NONE of them looked as ate up as this douche. A real weiner, this one is.
    “Weiner, weiner, chicken deener.”

    • CB Senior says:

      I was thinking the very same thing.
      It looks like literally and figuratively he would not pass the SMELL test.

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    Just note: I had to MAKE my own camo. That’s right. I had to go find a pattern for the top and another one for the pants. I couldn’t find the right fabric, so I got some spray-dyed stuff at the fabric store and made my duck-hunting suit out of that. I couldn’t find any boots of the right kind that fit my itty-bitty feet, so I wore my old brown paddock boots.

    I thought I looked pretty cool, too, until everyone who saw me fell down laughing.

  11. Green Thumb says:

    Phildo’s illegitimate brother.


  12. streetsweeper says:

    Just showed this to my friend a retiree and LTC. Dude is
    four kinds of jacked up, lol. muwahahaha….

  13. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Nothing says LEGIT like the Benny Hill salute!

  14. Jp76er says:

    Oh boy. And he’s communicating with an agent from CIA SAD (Special Activities Division)/U.S. European Command (EUCOM). I bet that’s a fun party.

  15. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Some people who are cops look like cops, some who are teachers look like teachers, some truck drivers look like truck drivers and some military officers just look like military officers. If I passed Stein on the street (well, more like if I stepped over him on the sidewalk) I would say, “Now, there is a military officer!” Yep. That’s what I’d say.

  16. 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

    Nothing screams legit like: the Army Unit Awards, AF ABU name tapes, AF Officer ‘US’ insignia and Navy SEAL trident all on the old Vietnam era tigers. Oh and the prerequisite SEAL ball cap.

  17. Nicki says:

    Probably one of the hobos that continues to grace the medians in this area with signs saying “Disabled Vet, homeless, give me money” or some shit.

    • Climb to Glory says:

      Those shitbags are everywhere in DC and northern Virginia.

      • Semper Idem says:

        I can confirm that. I live in Springfield, Virginia. Every time I drive down South Glebe Road in Arlington, I find a few. They are out in force every day at the intersection of South Glebe Road and Arlington Ridge Road just a hair North of the Alexandria / Arlington border. I’m surprised the police actually tolerate this.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      And they nearly always have “GOD BLESS” on their signs as well, like the “Professional Homeless” types you see panhandling on streets and exit ramps.

      • Nicki says:

        Yeah – police recently advised Arlington residents not to give money to the panhandlers in the medians. Well, no shit, sherlock! Like there was any fuggin’ chance of that happening!

        • Just an Old Dog says:

          There is always some bleeding heart in a fucking Prius who hands over a buck or two.
          It makes them feel better and gives them a chance top badmouth the military who certainly the reason that these Hobos are “broken”.

  18. Roger in Republic says:

    My bet is that this guy is keeping at least two surplus stores in business. And perhaps a Salvation Army store too. And, isn’t Commercial Intelligence an Obama euphemism for “Industrial Espionage” of Chinese origin?

  19. Climb to Glory says:

    More like Michael Stain. As in shit stain. This dude looks like he’d blow a dude in an alley for one more hit of crack.

  20. Steve says:

    Hehehehe he likes all of his own pics.

    He’s usually the only one who comments on them either XD

    Makes me giggle.

  21. Mr Wolf says:

    Articles and individuals such as this prove that ‘Bernath’ is now a verb.

    “He has gone completely Bernath”

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Or, “You just totally bernathed that. Now it’ll never work.”

      • Hack Stone says:

        I thought that the definition of Bernath was to run out of fuel. “I thought that I had enough gas to make it to the next service station, but it turned out that I Bernathed 15 miles from the exit.”

  22. Instinct says:

    Dear God, that’s a boatload of crazy right there.

  23. C2Show says:

    He seems to perv on young ladies too. Wouldnt be surprised if he is an upskirter.

  24. Friend S. Wilkins says:

    Check out Mikey’s pic (yes, he actually “likes” his own photo) of himself wielding a Gerber Gator machete before he deactivates his FB account. Here’s a good picture of the weapon. Scary that this nut job is possession of such a dangerous weapon. Hope someone’s got an eye on this clown. Jesus.


  25. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Today, he finally answers my query on Facebook and says that he’s an honorary Lieutenant Colonel.

  26. I never have claimed to be or do anything that I did not do-The photos of all of my credentials are not mentioned at all &I find it interesting that so much energy has been put into discrediting me while also deploying pathetic attempts to slur all the accomplishments iI have done and made for 30-plus years-Do the lies,smears,&comments made above certainly they do-however one must truly wonder why anyone would put so much effort into discrediting a liasion who did serve with the soldiers of nearly every branch over a long span of years.You can take a persons photos and info.&put it under a negativism with anyone and discredit any&all that they have done and do-its between myself and the one good Lord that I can look at in the end and say thankyou for letting me survive countless encounters from S.America to the middle east &jmy only mistake was to come back on the grid to try and share it with those who could or may have benifitted from it.