Victorious Felder; phony SF soldier

| February 19, 2016

Victorious Felder1

The folks at Green Beret Poser Patrol sent us their work on this fellow, Victorious Felder. He claims that he’s Special Forces qualified. The truth is that he got “peered” out of Special Forces training according to folks who know him and the folks at the Special Warfare Center. Here’s the DD214 that he shows around;

Felder DD214

In the “primary MOS” block 11 it says that his primary MOS is 18B2P – a Special Forces Military Occupational Specialty – apparently, he convinced a clerk to put that on there. Down there in Military Education, block 14, there nothing listed for Special Forces training, and there’s no Special Forces Tab listed in block 13. But here he is, while he was in the Air National Guard wearing the tab.

Fielder with Long tab1

Some folks who know him tell the story;

Fielder 11

Fielder peered out of SUT

Given the number of flim-flams he’s tried to perpetrate on the military and police departments, I’m sure he thinks that he can scam regular folks, too.

The National Personnel Records Center doesn’t see any Special Forces training either;

Victorious Felder FOIA

Felder FOIA Awards and Training

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. SFC D says:

    He’s gotta be legit with a name like that!

    • Tom Huxton says:

      Mama wanted him to grow up to *BE* Somebody.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Isn’t his last name misspelled somehow?

    • SFC AL says:

      Shame on you, I have read all the comments and have wondered why anyone who knows this troop didn’t chime in. Well I worked with him for 4 years overseas. He was a sniper and if memory serves me correct won the M4 and Sniper shoot there against all SOF types. He was a good dude and by all means a good person. You people don’t know him or the scenario. He is being railroaded by his current unit because of all this shit- I texted him. And he was told not to respond by competent ppl. It’s a fucking shame that everyone is talking shit but no one is typing on his behalf. I just wanted to respond to all those sitting on their computer reading this and WHY ARE YOU NOT STANDING UP. I knew him for longer than a fucking minute… Stay strong Vic

      • Vim et Ignorantia says:

        1) “4 years overseas”

        2) “sniper”

        3) “won the M4 and Sniper shoot”

        4) “told not to respond by competent ppl”

        If you’re going to lie, at least put a little effort into it.

      • MRS F says:

        Thank you SFC AL!!!!!! ….From his WIFE! I know a lot of people can’t comment because of their own present situations. But I am thankful that your integrity caused you to step up for the rest. I spent nearly the entire 9 months of my pregnancy with him overseas…. Praying and hoping he would make it back for the birth of our son. It is a shame that slander, lies, and others own ignorance can cause doubt or taint the character of a true and honest person. There is a special place in hell reserved for the perpetuators of those lies and mistruths.

        • Hondo says:

          Gee, it sure is interesting that both this comment and the one from “SFC AL” originated from the same Comcast Cable IP address in Harrisburg, PA.

          I wonder if Victorious knows his “wife” is spending a Sunday morning with “SFC AL”?

          The last sentence was sarcasm. Methinks we have a sock-puppet here.

          • MrBill says:

            I found the Facebook page for Erin Felder, who appears to be Mrs. Victorious Felder; according to her page, she does live in Harrisburg, PA.

            If I were Victorious, I’d call “SFC AL” right now and demand an explanation.

        • IDC SARC says:

          History of Coitus/friendship and unnecessary use of the caps lock and punctuation does not equal validity.

          Since you’re not addressing the facts, you’re really just making it more likely he’s a major D-Bag

        • IDC SARC says:

          So Mrs F,

          You are saying he was an 18B…he completed his SF training? You went to the Regimental first formation and saw him presented with his Green Beret and Yarborough knife?

          Tell us all about that solemn occasion that every GB experiences.

          If you are willing, I will give you an email address and if your husband tells me who his 18D was on any ODA in which he served I will contact them and verify the service and apologize here.

          • IDC SARC says:

            oh, and before you throw out a BS name, realize I will check the name against the database before I waste my time.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:


      • Joe says:

        So SFC AL, how did his dick taste while you were typing all that bullshit?

  2. ocean12 says:

    This guy was a cop how?

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Orange County, Florida.

      Wasn’t too impressed by them when I was stationed in Orlando.

  3. Combat Historian says:

    Being an Army guy, I did not know one could sew on an Army tab like that to an Air Force uniform; of course, his tab is a phony one to begin with…

    • ocean12 says:

      I think the AFI doesn’t allow that, but what poser pays attention to the uniform regs?

    • ocean12 says:

      Combat Historian, my apologies to you. I hit report comment before I replied to you.

    • 3E9 says:

      The only time you can wear sister service patches or tabs is when assigned to the sister service. We had a guy who claimed Ranger for years and insisted on wearing the tab. Yep you’re right he was a poser and we finally got rid of him. The AFI (36-2903) always irritated me because I couldn’t wear my right shoulder patch from DS/DS.

      • MSGT_RET says:

        As of 17 JAN 2014, those rules have changed yet again. Sister service badges including tabs can once again be worn on the Air Force uniform per AFI 36-2903. The prior requirement that you had to be assigned to a sister service unit while a member of the USAF is no longer in place. The USCG recently made a similar change to their uniform policy.

        • 3E9 says:

          And that’s why you don’t do things from memory. However, when he was in that requirement was on the books so he’s still a dipshit.

          • MSGT_RET says:

            Agreed. This guy is clearly a knucklehead. I just brought it up for informational purposes. When I transitioned from the USN to the VTANG in 1995, airmen were running around with everything from CIBs to submarine warfare pins on their uniforms. A few years later that changed and now its changed again. Hard to keep up.

            • MSG Eric says:

              Well, the Air Force ran out of ideas for awards, “surfing champ” “typing champ” “Most office furniture purchases in an FY champ”.

              so to keep morale up, “raid the PX champ!” was added, along with other service badges.

              • MSGT_RET says:

                Damn! 16 years in the USAF and I missed out on all of those. Ironically, these days the USAF is consolidating awards while the USMC and USN are experiencing award proliferation.

                • LIRight says:

                  I know how to solve all this conflicting/changing regulation BS….let’s bypass all of them and go back to the Civil War regs and just hang all these sons of bitches!

                  • MSG Eric says:

                    I’d go better than that. I’d take all these wanna be dirtbags and say, “Congratulations, you’ve been recalled to active duty. You have 20 minutes to pack a bag and come with me.”

                    Then put them on a plane and drop them over Syria “somewhere”.

                    If they are so badass and since there are so many of them, Syria should be under control in ohhhhhh 25ish…. nah 20ish years.

                • Frank says:

                  I know, huh? Standing next to an Army brother, I felt like a bus driver, compared to all the badges, pins, patches and bars. And the AF wiped the dress blues clean of military looking pockets, so it looks like a blazer from JCPeneys.

                • MSG Eric says:

                  Well, after 22 years in the Army, every time I look at my “rack” all I see is “65 bucks”. I wince having to think about adding another device.

    • Ken Clawson says:

      The AF used to be able to wear army tabs such as “Ranger” etc but they changed the AFI back in 2004. Now an AF member can only wear the specialty tab if they are directly assigned to that unit. Once assigned to a regular AF unit they must remove it.

      • Red Robot says:

        The USAF changed it back. You can wear almost any other service badge or tab permanently on both the service dress or ABU. It changed January 1st, 2014.

    • Usafvet509 says:

      Historian, as a Security Forces vet, I can say that ONE instance I do know to be true is the Ranger tab. SecFor personnel that ATTEND and COMPLETE both usaf pre-ranger and army ranger school may wear the tab. This guy, on the other hand….

  4. HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

    Wow, another one from Florida. Wonder if Dickless Dan and his Buttbuddy QuEeFeRs have set up a sooper sekrit school for Stolen Valor poseurs and embellishers called “Shitbirds R Us”. If you give them $50k, they’ll hook you up with any sort of document (courtesy of Forgin’ Frank Visconti, the “real-deal” Vietnam Door Gunner/Supply pogue) to help “authenticate” your military service!

    Another fucking assclown…

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    Must be something in the water.

  6. Atkron says:

    I’m going to show my Sailor’s ignorance of Army/Air Force stuff here…Air Force members can be Green Berets?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Yes. They can buy one at the Army-Navy Surplus stores.

    • 3E9 says:

      Looks like he was Army/ARNG and assigned to 3/20 SFG in Florida so that’s probably how he ended up in the Q course.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      He was in the Army/ARNG first and then switched over to the USAF/ANG. Not that unusual, I knew a few guys that did it. Mostly because they were “topped out” in their Army unit and there was a corresponding ANG job that they could transition to.

      According to the linked article, though, Felder is a Ssgt which is E-5 in the USAF. IOW he is still at the same rank he was in when he left the Army as a buck sergeant.

      • MSG Eric says:

        Yeah, in the Army National Guard its “Hey guess what? Frank is turning 70 next week. They’re sure to tell him to retire now! I might finally get my E-6!”

    • IDC SARC says:

      Currently, only personnel actually Army Special Forces qualified can legitimately wear a green beret. No support types or anybody just assigned in Army Special Warfare or simply attached to a Special Forces Group etc.

      That’s different that other Army units such as Army Airborne where everybody wears a maroon beret but may in fact have never earned jump wings and thus, should not be wearing them.

  7. ChipNASA says:

    His new nickname

    Victorious Feltcher.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Victorious “Felcher” if anything, yet another one that successfully shat all over a career he had nothing to be ashamed about as well as shitting all over his name and reputation.

  9. CavScoutCoastie says:

    I took about a year off from my Cav Troop when I was in the FLANG to train with that same SF unit. This guy was after my time. Glad they weeded him out. How he got hired in law enforcement is beyond me.

  10. John "Faker 6" Giduck says:

    Like Sick Vic probably will tell you, I wasn’t “peered out” but “gazed out” I never tired of peering at cock but do tire of gazing at them.


    John “Faker 6” Giduck

    • Red Robot says:

      Or my favorite, The Dan Blizerian Defense:

      “I was so awesome that I even made the instructors look bad, so they kicked me out of jealousy.”

  11. My, My, My says:

    I am confused/curious. He is a dipshit, but should he not have to go to BAC to get to SFAS or Q? Just curious.

    Also, his MOS on alleged fake 214 says: 18B2P. Does that not also signify his attendance at the BAC. So, I guess he is a fake parachutists as well? What an asshole!!!

    • Martinjmpr says:

      When I was in 19th SFG (The other National Guard SF Group) I believe the path went like this: First the soldier was assigned to what we called the REC, the Readiness Enhancement Company, which was part of the Support Company (I was in the Support CO. as an MI guy.) They would train on drill weekends on the skills they needed to successfully pass SFAS (Special Forces Assessment and Selection.) Once their instructors deemed them ready, they would get a school slot and go to SFAS. SFAS does not require the soldier to be airborne qualified, basically it’s the “entry” course that determines whether a soldier is likely to succeed in the SFQC, Special Forces Qualification Course (more commonly just called the “Q Course.”)

      If a soldier passed SFAS that meant they were “selected” for the Q course. They returned to their unit and were then scheduled to attend BAC (Jump school) if they were not already airborne qualified, and then the Q course.

      It could sometimes take quite a while to get a soldier in the Q course although I believe the requirement was that once they passed SFAS they had to start the Q course within a year.

      Bottom line is that if the Vic started the Q course most likely he was airborne qualified. I’m not 100% certain whether you have to be airborne to start the Q course (since I wasn’t SF tabbed) but I believe you do.

      • 3E9 says:

        I did PLDC with 3 guys from the 19th back in 92 or 93. Interesting group of guys.

      • My, My, My says:

        Thanks for the clarification. Kinda what I thought but wasnt sure. I did not see “airborne” on either DD214, but the P designation……. I had drilled with 12th grp a few times (only a few), prior to the move to NG, with the intent of transferring but never did, however I was already ABN qualified from AD. I ended up, regrettably, deciding to get out of reserves at that time.

        • SSG E says:

          The second image from the NPRC shows “AIRBORNE CRS 2000” – not sure why it wouldn’t be on the FOIA, though.

          • Hondo says:

            I was wondering about that too. Wonder if NPRC missed that.

            Then again, whoever prepared his “DD214” also seems to have missed it. The DD214 the guy flashes shows no Parachutist Badge. It should if he’s been through the course – unless it was later revoked. Like perhaps for terminating prior to having a cumulative 36 mo on jump status.

        • MY, My, My says:

          I came back and reread my post. I was 11B.

          Never SFAS or Q.

          That is all, just preventive measures to insure it’s known that I was/am not claiming. Just drilled a few times.

          Regardless all. Thanks for the clarifications on my questions.

      • IDC SARC says:

        I was never cadre as SFAS, but I’ve been an instructor for years (and graduate) of an 18 series Q course (and AD NCOIC) and I’ve never seen a GB, SEAL, or SARC come through without being airborne qualified.

      • Tony180a says:

        You must be airborne qualified to start the Q course. 18 series MOS do not use the P identifier as you must be airborne qualified to be awarded the MOS.

  12. Mountaindogsix says:

    “Fake parachutist”…….I think thats the last thing you’d want to fake going through the Q course. Do they jump? When did this guy go through SFAS? He did enough to get a slot. Then he he has the balls to do side jobs like nobody would spot him from his department.

  13. Poetrooper says:

    Love to see him jump with a fake parachute…

  14. IDC SARC says:

    Damn…couldn’t even get through as an 18B? That’s the SF shortbus.

  15. MrBill says:

    “Staff Sgt. Victorious Felder from 103rd Air and Space Operations Group was added on to the team this year because most of the cops are deployed,” said Tech. Sgt. Ian P. McMahon, a participant in the challenge and member of the 103rd Security Forces Squadron. “He did a fantastic job and was welcomed on the team. Also, he was prior special forces so his input helped the team out a lot,” he said.

  16. Kevin says:

    So, is the guy a phony or not? Look like the Air Force does not vet their members and check out awards?

  17. C says:

    He actually shows up in the global email as being assigned to a SFS unit in PA. So some of his story is legit.

  18. Tommy says:

    I was an instructor at the security forces academy when he came through training. I met him near the end of training and talked to him for awhile. He was a smooth talker and describing him as a con artist makes a lot of sense now. He had the tab on and was claiming more than Special Forces, ranger tab, CIB, ect..but when I was talking to him about a buddy of mine that got denied his beret after “Robin Sage” which is the last field exercise before they earn their green beret he looked clueless. The guy also claimed he did a lot of “contract work” in Iraq & Syria. He’s a tool and probably showed that fake DD 214 to someone in the AF that didn’t know anything about it so he could wear it. I really hope they court martial his ass and finally get him for felonious enlistment.

    • Tony180a says:

      Banish the fucker to Pineland for life!! He’s crossed the Pee Dee river past the PONR.

    • MSG Eric says:

      Even everyone working in SWCS knows what Robin Sage is. When Robin Sage starts, Mackall goes into overdrive, half of Bragg does, and Aberdeen turns into SF guy play ground a bit too.

    • MrBill says:

      Felonious Victorious?

      • Hondo says:

        Perhaps. However, I don’t know if impersonating a cop is a felony where he was busted for same, or if he was convicted of same (might have plea-bargained down to a lesser offense or gotten pretrial diversion).

        In any case, “Malodorous Victorious” also seems to work quite for this LSoS.

    • OldSilverSides says:

      I contracted with him for a few years in Baghdad, everyone liked him, everyone respected him, he never seemed out of place. Tons of military background and many from SF over there, and no one ever questioned him. I have spent a lot of time with him and he has been nothing but professional. I find all this very hard to believe and truly hope this article’s author has received bad info.

  19. Bob says:

    The “doctoral level” of warfare is finding a way not to fight a war.

    – no disrespect meant to any community of past or present military professionals. Just sayin….

    • Hondo says:

      I would disagree, Bob. Finding a way to avoid war is the doctoral level of diplomacy, not warfare. Warfare is quite a different endeavor.

      The doctoral level of war is a one-sided victory where the enemy is decisively defeated, war aims are achieved, and your side suffers little. On the tactical level, Cannae and Pearl Harbor are examples. On the operational and/or strategic level, the 1991 Gulf War (Jan-Feb), the 2003 Gulf War (Mar-May), and the Franco-Prussian War are IMO examples.

  20. Charles DeHart says:

    I actually did work with Vic for a number of years on TO-5 in Baghdad. On that contract, Vic was a DDM. What I can promise you is that if he sent that DD214 to Triple Canopy and the State Department, he wouldn’t have even made it through the front door here. Also, trust me when I say this, the State Department pulls your records when you do a BIO for a job like this. When I went through the hiring process, I had to produce certificates for every military school, DD214s with aligning dates and show at least 1 year of combat zone deployments and 3 years of relevant experience. I also had to have a security clearance done through the DOS which would have also gotten into dates/places/etc. Basically, it would have been an incredible amount of work to fake the funk through the hiring process for this job.

    This is the same hiring process Vic had to go through to end up here on this same contract as a DDM. Anyways, it would be great if you guys showed a little objectivity before hanging a guy out to dry like this. I’m not vouching for his time in the SF community because I’m not a part of that community and I know nothing about it. However, there are plenty of those guys around here on this contract and you guys are the first one’s who have ever brought his experience into question.

    Anyways, that’s my two cents on it. I’m sure you guys will continue to drag this guy through the mud since these sort of groups thrive on crucifying someone, but I do think you should at least make an attempt to get all the facts before passing judgement. My name and email address is below so if the forum administrator desires, I’m more than willing to share a differing point of view on Vic.

    • OldSilverSides says:

      +1 for me on someone willing to give a different view point on Vic and his character. Fooling a coffee barista at the mall is much different than passing a security clearance to work for the State Department and then again to enlist in the Air Force. He lived, trained and worked with contractors for a few years. I find it hard to believe he could fool that many people for so long. Like DeHart I can’t vouch for his Army years, but he was great at his job as a contractor and I have no reason to believe he made it all up.

    • Hondo says:

      Don’t know how much more objective you want or need, DeHart. The guy claims to be SF-qualified, and apparently wears (or wore) the tab on his USAF/ANG uniform. His records – and those who went through the Q-course with him – say clearly that he never completed the Q-course and is thus not SF-qualified. That means the tab he is/was wearing is not legit.

      Don’t know how you can get more objective than consulting official records to get the ground truth. Perhaps you can enlighten us?

      FWIW: giving the guy the “benefit of the doubt” because in other, unrelated situations he “was a good guy” or “did a good job” is being subjective – not objective. Consulting records to get the facts and accepting what the record shows to be the case is being objective.

      • Charles DeHart says:

        True, but that’s not a complete DD214. For me to be convinced, this post will need to produce the DD214 from his final discharge from service. Alls I’m saying is that the evidence is incomplete and the statements could have come from anybody.

        If I didn’t personally know the guy and I didn’t personally know what the hiring process was to be here, I would likely be right there with you.

        • Hondo says:

          DeHart: the DD214 above is apparently the one Felder is passing around to “validate” his “SF qualification”. It’s either a properly-issued DD214 that was issued to him at the end of a 1 year tour of duty or it’s a forgery.

          If it’s a forgery and he’s using it . . . well, that’s a problem. ‘Nuff said on that score.

          Let’s assume it’s the DD214 issued to him on completion of a 1 year tour of duty. It appears to be the Nov 88 version of the form – and yes, some places were still using it in late 2002.

          The only things from the long version of that form not shown (they’re cut off at the bottom) are Blocks 28 (Narrative Reason for Separation), 29 (Dates of Time Lost), and 30 (Member Requests Copy 4 and Initials). We can infer almost all of what’s in those blocks from the rest of the form that is shown.

          MBK is the separation code listed in block 26, which is shown. For the Army, that equates to “Expiration of term of service” – which matches the narrative reason listed in block 23. It’s a typical code used to show REFRAD at the end of a reservist’s mobilization or voluntary 1-year tour of active duty. That means the block 28 on the DD214 in question said “Expiration of term of service”, or words to that effect.

          The next block – 29, dates of time lost – can be inferred in part from what’s on the form in block 12. The entry on active duty and separation dates are precisely 1 year apart. The net active service isn’t 1 year – it’s 11 mo and 3 days. That kinda makes me go, “Hmm.” Looks like there’s some lost time there, though we don’t know the precise dates. You can do the math as easily as I can.

          The block 30 is merely where the soldier initials if he/she wants copy 4 of he form for his/her use. Since this appears to be Felder’s copy, you can bet he initialed that block.

          That’s it. The form shown seems complete enough to prove the man has a problem. It does NOT list a SF tab or completion of SFQC – and with an 18-series PMOS listed, it should show one or both of those unless either (1) the MOS is in error, or (2) he earned the SF tab, but it was later revoked. And in the latter case, I’m pretty sure he’d have been involuntarily reclassified to another MOS.

          I’m betting on option (1). But it’s a free country – believe what you want to believe.

      • Ret_SFC_in_ME says:

        Hondo, I’m not sure if you (or one of your connections) have access to it or not, but there’s a DD-215 in Mr. Felder’s Army OMPF that corrects that bullshit DD-214 and brings him back to the real world… the one where he didn’t pass the “Q” and was reverted back to a 95B.

        I’ve been waiting years to see this bastard fry. I was his recruiter in New London, CT, where he attempted (almost successfully) to enlist in the Active Army for OCS. Felder got pissed off and swore at our operations NCO when they called him to tell him that big Army caught him in his lies. Then he hung up on them. He’s a real turd-burgler.

    • Bobo says:

      Was his time in Baghdad before or after his arrest in Willimantic? You said that you had to prove at least a year of combat zone deployments, but neither the FOIA or the DD-214 show an ICM, ACM, or GWOTESM. Guys who were there said that was peered out of the SFQC. Even a basic BI would have tossed up red flags (remember those questions on your SF-86 about ever being arrested or leaving your job under threat of being fired).

      I’m guessing that, for whatever reason, his interview and vetting process wasn’t as rigorous as yours. He might have been a great guy as a contractor, but he’s still lying about his service to a lot of folks, and that makes him a POS in a lot of other people’s eyes. If you want him to stop being dragged through the mud, he needs to step up and explain the long tab or apologize.

      • JohnE says:

        A lot of folks vouched for Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and Genghis Khan. And look how they turned out…

        • nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

          Hey now! Genesis has some good grub – don’t drag him into this.

          Of course some may have said the same about Dahmer….

          • nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

            Genghis dammit.

          • Hack Stone says:

            I don’t know about their grub, but Genesis did have some cool songs.

            Speaking of Genghis Khan (or pronounced Jenjis Khan if you are Secretary of State) being compared to Jeffrey Dahmer, will we be seeing Dahmer Barbecues opening up at strip malls across the land?

            And did you know that Jeffrey Dahmer did not like clowns? He said they tasted funny.

      • He was hired after I was. If anything, the hiring process had tightened up since our contract was almost fully manned when he showed up.

        Again, Vic filled a DDM spot on this contract so there was extra scrutiny involved with his hiring. The only way to get this job is to show 1 year of overseas service on a DD214 that precedes the date of a qualifying military sniper school. SOTIC or Army Sniper School would have had to be on a DD214 before he would have been allowed to attend the vetting course to work as a DDM on this contract. When you combine what I’m telling you with what is at the top of this page, it should at least put you on the fence a little about what’s going on here.

    • Climb to Glory says:

      So, we have two guys who unequivocally state that they can’t vouch for his time in the Army, to which the reason he was brought to the attention of Green Beret Poser Patrol in the first place. Great, thanks for coming out. Nobody really cares about his time as a contractor. The reason we are talking about him is because of his claims to be SF qualified. The fact that he was peered out of a school like that is very telling and throws up all sorts of red flags for me. There are a lot of smooth talking gents out there that look the part. I think this dude is one of them.

      • OldSilverSides says:

        Maybe you should care about his time as a contractor. What we are saying is we did not know him in the Army. But we are also saying that if he gave the DD214 that is posted in this article to the State Department, he would not have been hired as a contractor, ever. If his military background is fully stated on this DD214, then how would he have the required skills to qualify as a DDM (sniper) as a contractor? They send you through a course for that, not too many posers are going to just show up, watch some youtube videos, grab a rifle and pass. What proof do you have that he was peered out of SF? Someone cut a paste a one paragraph conversation they had with an unknown, or at least unnamed, person. Also, one big piece missing in this “investigation,” I didn’t see anywhere saying that the author tried to contact Vic before blasting this on the web.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          What most of us here care about is HONESTY about what one did while they served and it’s proven that your pal embellished what he did, let alone his DUI where he flashed a badge.

        • Ret_SFC_in_ME says:

          OK… I know Victorious Felder. In December 2009/January 2010, he attempted to enlist (for OCS) in the active Army. I was his recruiter. For the most part, he dazzled the local OCS board at the Albany Recruiting Battalion, but did leave them asking a few questions. They did, however, give him their seal of approval to proceed w/ enlisting for OCS. The problem, however, occurred about 2-3 weeks later, when his e-QIP came back with the above mentioned felonies from his time with the Orange County Sheriff Department. During his time in Connecticut, he was arrested for flashing his badge to police… after he was fired, of course. He did, however, legitimately graduate from Three Rivers Community College and Eastern Connecticut State University. He also claims to have an MBA from Suffield University. Suffield University is a diploma mill that awards MBA (and doctorate) degrees for the low price of $595.

          I have personally seen the DD-215 that corrects his MOS from 18B2P to 91B2O. It’s in his OMPF that our operations folks had access to when this all went down. Victorious Felder is a con artist of the worst kind. (Here’s a link to his arrest for flashing the badge: )
          Also, a simple search at the Orange County Florida Court website will show his conviction.

  21. AskaMarine says:

    He should try out to be the next “Dual Survivor”…..

  22. OldSilverSides says:

    So if the author does a little more investigating, and finds out he is wrong, will there be a public apology?

    • Hack Stone says:

      Yes, yes there will be a public apology. And if you see evidence that irrefutably proves your friend wrong, or he admits that he lied, will you be coming to this blog and admit that they were right, or will you be like Sergeant Major Gainey defending Michael Killam and just fade into the dark?

      • AskaMarine says:

        LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!!! Also, Bill Schawtz, “Retired Navy”, Shriner, defending Ed “Bling’Bling”Richards, Colorado who is claimimg to have received his PH during WWII and has PH License Plates, evem though he was born in January 1932 (1945-1932=13 years old at the end of WWII).

    • Bobo says:

      Since you seem to be buds with Vic, maybe you can ask him WTF is going on with that long tab on his uniform and ask him for his DD-214. Even better, you can have him contact the admins here, and they can have him fill out an SF-180 and have the stuff sent right to them from the NPRC. Too easy. If they are wrong and it shows that he completed the SF Qualification Course, then I’m sure that they’d be more then willing to apologize.

      According to one of the SF sites on Facebook, he’s been using a dummied up and illegible SFQC certificate at his current unit as proof of his 18 series qual and claiming that he “lost his records”. The guy who outted him is a legit 18 series guy, and the guys running the site are 18 series guys, so I have to assume that they know what they’re talking about.

      I’ll give you a heads up. The ARNG SF community is very small, and the SF company in Florida is even smaller. Given that no one has come forward to defend Vic on any of the SF sites that I’ve seen speaks volumes. Really, not one. If anyone here, or in any of the other military forums on Facebook questioned my stuff, I’d have a DD-214 to the admin and several people who I served with coming forward. But, that’s just me.

      • Bobo says:

        What the SF guys have on Felder is here:

        Their narrative:

        Edited: This is a correct post. Former Army Guard. He did complete SFAS yet never completed the SFQC. He was peered out of SUT by 100% of his class. He produced his SFQC graduation Diploma to his current CO and claimed he lost his records.

        The SFQC Graduation Diploma was clearly doctored and although he sent it 4 times, you still could not read his name. You could barley make it out. It also used the wrong terminology from other Certs during that same time. After leaving Army Guard he joined Air Guard and started claiming SF. He submitted bogus docs to get hired on at Triple Canopy also.

        He also has claimed SCUBA and HALO among other things which I think didn’t make the article.

        A brother sent us this turd. It seems he’s been running some type of lie for most of his adult life. When confronted about his lies by his current CO., He asked to transfer to a FLA unit. CO said no go until we get to the bottom of this. Looks like his lies have finally caught up with Slick Vic.

        Thanks TAH for the help in alerting others of his lies.

      • Ret_SFC_in_ME says:

        There’s a DD-215 in his OMPF that corrects the erroneous 18B2P MOS. He doesn’t show that to anyone. I’ve seen it. I wish I had a copy of it, because I’d put that shit up and smoke this fool.

  23. Usafvet509 says:

    I’d like to punch this F***er in the ovaries. That’s MY f***ING Defender beret he is dishonoring.

  24. Ret_SFC_in_ME says:

    OK… I know Victorious Felder. In December 2009/January 2010, he attempted to enlist (for OCS) in the active Army. I was his recruiter. For the most part, he dazzled the local OCS board at the Albany Recruiting Battalion, but did leave them asking a few questions. They did, however, give him their seal of approval to proceed w/ enlisting for OCS. The problem, however, occurred about 2-3 weeks later, when his e-QIP came back with the above mentioned felonies from his time with the Orange County Sheriff Department. During his time in Connecticut, he was arrested for flashing his badge to police… after he was fired, of course. He did, however, legitimately graduate from Three Rivers Community College and Eastern Connecticut State University. He also claims to have an MBA from Suffield University. Suffield University is a diploma mill that awards MBA (and doctorate) degrees for the low price of $595.

    I have personally seen the DD-215 that corrects his MOS from 18B2P to 91B2O. It’s in his OMPF that our operations folks had access to when this all went down. Victorious Felder is a con artist of the worst kind. (Here’s a link to his arrest for flashing the badge: )
    Also, a simple search at the Orange County Florida Court website will show his conviction.

  25. Bom2motiv says:

    After a few months of trying to get to the bottom of this I’ve found some interesting things out. 2/3 of the people I’ve contacted about this say he’s good to go. I’ve contacted the backround investigator for Triple C and they verified all his credentials and said he was once again, good to go. The problem is, no one can get their hands on the DD 214 that has all of the schools he claims and one that shows to special forces tab. The reason he hasn’t given another 214 is the fact he has retained legal council and is going through the process. All in all no one can prove or disprove he was indeed in special forces. I really hope to get some closure on this.

  26. Bom2motiv says:

    Disregard my last post. Guy was afforded a try out with triple canopy. He did well and was hired. Was never actually SF. So apparently he can shoot but has zero integrity. How disappointing.

  27. Green Thumb says:

    Un-Victorious Felcher is still a loser.

  28. Constantine says:

    This individual applied for a job with my organization and was halted in the clearance/ suitability for FED LEO phase for 6 months from this sites information. His SF86’s since 1995 were examined and his training was verified. Comments from previous employers and military units were reviewed, to reveal his character. He was then given a clearance and offered a position. So, I just don’t understand where all this is orginating from, If the “G” gives this guy the go and gives him a fed badge and TS how in the hell is this true- there is a disconnect somewhere. It seems to me that the process to work with my agency would of found something concrete and discarded him- and mind you they have his written consent, gov databases, access the Central Adjudication files, NCIC.

    • Ret_SFC_in_ME says:

      Search him at the Orange County Florida Court Clerk… people that aren’t guilty don’t get sentenced. People that aren’t guilty don’t pay fines and restitution. Search his name under “Criminal Felonies”.

      I’m telling you, I had access to his online Army OMPF in December 2009 & January 2010. The DD-214 that he shows is not a forgery. He just never shows anyone the DD-215 (which I have personally seen) that corrects his MOS from 18B2P to 91B2O. He was never awarded his long tab. He also likes to hold himself out as a person with an MBA from Suffield University. Of course Suffield University is a diploma mill that will sell you a degree for $495.

  29. Disappointed says:


    The main issue is the fact he cannot produce any thing to verify his training. If he could produce a valid certificate or DA 1059 showing course completion it would be a non issue. This blog isn’t highlighting any type of criminal background minus the comment section. It’s just posting the facts. The fact is, he was wearing a special forces tab on an air force uniform without the proper substantiating records to do so. To date, he still hasn’t produced the proper documentation to this blog to warrant the removal of this page. I am 100% positive if he provided the individual who runs this website the proper information, an apology would be issued and this would be resolved. It’s a simple fix….

  30. WPSWAT says:

    Ok, this is BS!
    I was a student in a class with him as a instructor in the late 1990’s in Starke FL. He and his SF team taught Counterdrug Operations. He was walking around base with a beret in one pocket and his BDU cover on his head. He taught for the week with my SWAT team as his students. Other SF guys taught but I remember him being professional, funny and good to go on tactics. This is got to be wrong. I read all the comments and this was not in agreement with most would of said during that week. This is just my testimonial because this seems to be a problem with this.

  31. Juststop says:

    You clearly remember wrong. He didn’t attend selection until 2000. That has been proven. If he provided the paperwork this would go away. Also, I’m quite sure Constantine and WPSWAT are the same person, and also the subject of this blog.