Richard Arlington; phony combat hero

| August 1, 2016


Our friends at Military Phony send us their work on this fellow, Richard Dale Arlington, an author of a self-help book and a motivational speaker;


Arlington claims to be a Sergeant of Marines and a Silver Star Medal recipient, presumably from Beirut or Grenada the only two instances of the application of Marine Corps force during his service.

Arlington FOIA

Arlington Assignments1

Arlington Assignments2

The National Personnel Records Center disagrees with his version of events. They say that Dick was a Corporal when he got out of the Marines in 1987 and there are no valor medals in his records, not unusual for a fellow who fixes airplanes and has little chance to be valorous. I see he does have the Basic Nutrition Course which indicates that there may have been some violent encounters when someone got between Dick and the chowline. It ain’t easy maintaining that distinctive potato shape;


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  1. Kilo3/7 says:

    Hey Dick Arlington – have some Google love you fucking shitbag. Looks like somebody needs to head back to the Pork Chop Platoon for a refresher course in drinking water until you puke.

  2. Prior Service says:

    Surprised to see that the Marines have a dress uniform that big.

  3. The Other Whitey says:

    I didn’t know they made Marine Blues in fat bastard sizes.

  4. sj says:

    We had Round Ranger. Now we have Round Marine.

  5. Hondo says:

    Hmm. Discharged after an odd length of service (4 yrs 4 1/2 mo), with all assignments to installations in CONUS, and attended the “Basic Nutrition Course”. And today looks like the Goodyear Blimp in a USMC dress uniform.

    For some reason, the phrase “weight control program” comes to mind.

    • PTBH says:

      Arlington said he got out on a medical discharge. He claims that a Navy surgeon’s scalpel broke off in his ankle during surgery and he was discharged for it. Otherwise, he was going to make the Marine Corps a career.

      Haven’t listened to the entire hour long radio show yet, was hoping to find a gold nugget. He talks about the Marines though.

    • TopGoz says:

      There is no attending the course “Basic Nutrition.” It is a correspondence course, not unlike Personal Finance and The Marine NCO – courses that, at the time, every Marine would have been required to take if they wanted to get promoted.
      Also, f**k him and the camel he rode in on (then barbecued and ate).

      • Hondo says:

        Thanks, Top. Assumed it was a resident course since NPRC listed it on the NA 13164, but that’s not always the case.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      Hondo, pretty sure the clerk who typed it up put in his delayed entry date for the start. The other record on Scotty’s pages shows he entered active service on 7 January 83, Discharged 5 Jan 87.
      He was a winger who spent probably close to a year getting MOS qualifications at Millington and Cherry Point.
      As far as the Basic Nutrition Course MCI, I suspect he was on Weight control and had to take that as part of the program.
      I also suspect he was non-recommended for Sergeant due to his weight.
      The wing tends to be a bit hesitant to boot first termers out for weight alone. It takes a long time to train someonew to work on electrical components of a bird.
      My younger brother basically spent the last two years of his 6 years in on light duty ( no PT) because of a bad knee. He could do his job and still conformed to wt/ht standards so they just extended his chits out.

      • Hondo says:

        Thanks, JAOD. I’d missed the DMDC manpower page. Looks like the guy probably just had a standard 4 year enlistment and separated afterwards.

        • Mick says:

          After looking at his records posted above, it appears that he spent his entire enlistment (after training/schools) in the avionics shop at VMA-311, MAG-13, 3rd MAW, when they were still based at MCAS El Toro, CA and flying A-4M Skyhawks. He was discharged/separated from MCAS El Toro.

          No combat. No Silver Star. No CAR.

          And I concur with JAOD: this buffoon was probably a Fat Body on weight control. So no promotion, and no re-enlistment. But the squadron probably kept him around and wrenching on airplanes, because those old A-4M aircraft were getting to be pretty old, cranky, and tired by the mid 1980s.

  6. Wrinkle Bomb says:

    *Unwraps Silver Star to reveal chocolate with delicious caramel filling*

  7. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Whoa. Somewhere, a circus is missing its tent.

  8. Dapandico says:

    Does he live in a taco truck down by the river?

  9. B Woodman says:

    Motivational speaker? And he couldn’t motivate himself out of a few pounds to fit into that blue tent better?

  10. Bobo says:

    He might motivate me to supersize it. Otherwise, nope.

  11. Daisy Cutter says:

    I’m so motivated I’m going to buy me a van and live down by the river.

  12. Mick says:

    So he’s claiming a Silver Star and a Combat Action Ribbon, eh?

    Not a chance. He spent his time in the avionics shop out at VMA-311, MAG-13, 3rd MAW, when they were still located up at MCAS El Toro, CA.

    This assclown was never anywhere near a combat zone.

    This Stolen Valor crap really pisses me off.

  13. IDC SARC says:

    Bag Nasty lying MFer

  14. Twist says:

    The Fat bastard needs to change his last name. This lying scumbag shouldn’t share the same name as the place where we lay our heroes to rest.

  15. ex-OS2 says:


  16. 3E9 says:

    This guy….just damn. What a worthless sack of fat. Maybe he’s like Gomer Pyle and he gains weight when he’s in the field.

  17. Skippy says:

    Turd !!!!!
    Enjoy your Google fame you have earned it

  18. Hack Stone says:

    Motivational speaker? Does he motivate competitive eaters?

  19. F@ckyocouch says:

    “Rich Arlington and Associates, that works with facilities around the country to achieve better risk management for their exterior services. The Company also consults to lawn care, landscape and snow management businesses to improve profits, operations, marketing, and safety practices. In addition, Arlington specializes in legal consulting, such as litigation in the areas of snow management and landscape practices.”

    Legal consulting on snow management and landscaping? Talk about making mountains out of mole hills. I’ve see a ton of craptastic resumes and mountains of b.s. that people write to try and make it look like a career as a 7-11 clerk is as important as curing cancer, but damn. B.A.W. (Big A$$hole Windbag).

  20. F@ckyocouch says:

    That’s a HUGE bitch!!

    That’s one big Bitch!

    He, man! Keep it in the Circus!



    —- Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

  21. jonp says:

    That one was easy to spot. The Navy doesn’t have a ship in the fleet that could carry that wideass and no airplane or chopper could take off with him onboard

  22. jarhead says:

    How many times do I have to remind y’all NOT to call a Marine “Boy”? Now see if you can remember this for once…’s the Pillsbury Dough Marine!

  23. Flagwaver says:

    Forget going full retard… Dude went fucking russet. I think the only way he qualifies as a combat hero is because he are a sub sandwich while wearing his TA-50.

  24. jarhead says:

    So, he’s the author of a self-help book?????? Does that mean he can write but he can’t read? WTH??????
    One hash mark and three chins. Is this freak an Oriental? Betcha his dog is named Rin Chin Chin Chin.
    Second picture down he resembles Jonathan Winters. Except Jonathan Winters was never pregnant.

    • Hack Stone says:

      But Jonathon Winters did serve in the Marine Corps during WWII. I believe that he participated in the invasion of Okibawa. I read an interview that he did where he said that he was kept on ship until he turned 18, then would be put ashore. That move did not make it any safer for him, as his ship was hit by a kamikaze plane.

    • Buck says:

      Jarhead, not trying to criticize you, but your remark about his dog name should be Rin Chin Chin Chow.

  25. thebesig says:

    Originally posted by Jonn Lilyea:

    It ain’t easy maintaining that distinctive potato shape;

    Nor is it easy to maintain the “potato sack in uniform” look. 🙄

  26. thebesig says:

    Originally posted by Richard Arlington:

    I am an executive leader in Exterior Maintenance and an experienced consultant in corporate growth for the industry;

    Does he mean the ability to keep his uniform together when trying to wear it by looking like a stuffed potato sack forced into uniform? Does “corporate” actually mean “corpulent” for the oversized phony/embellisher finery industry? 🙄

  27. charles w says:

    His battle cry is, I’ll take 4 with everything!!!!

  28. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Silver Star, good cookie, and no CAR.

    Sure, why the fuck not?

    • Mick says:

      This assclown is actually sporting a CAR in the photo of him in the khaki USMC Summer Service “C” shirt at the top of the page.

      Going all out while rockin’ the Stolen Valor lie.

  29. Green Thumb says:

    He looks like a giant bag.

    You know, the type you pick up HUGE steaming piles of Phil Monkress with.

    Fat sack of shit.

  30. Ex-PH2 says:

    Never met a buffet he didn’t like. Where most of us would be happy with one piece of cheesecake, he’d run off with the entire thing. He’d scare the owner of a Chinese buffet.
    Yes, he does motivate me – to push my plate away.

  31. MCPO NYC USN Ret. ain't goin' no where says:

    From Military Phony … Yeah his Military Education includes: Basic Nutrition

    He clearly failed that course!

  32. swormy says:

    He has the coveted “Letter of Appreciation”, so he’s got that going for him…

  33. Starbux says:

    He’s the president and CEO if a lawn care company. Basically he started a business mowing people’s lawns.

    I hope his next job his dog butt hole MX.

    Fucking Shit Bag!

  34. Pinto Nag says:

    He looks like a blood-swollen deer tick.

    Ugh. I just grossed myself out.

  35. Tony180a says:

    Oh for Fuck Sakes!!

  36. Just An Old Dog says:

    Apparently the AL lodge he posed in front of has been made aware of his shennanagins. He was a guest speaker for them in the past. The leadership didnt seem too pleased.

  37. jarhead says:

    So this fool has authored a book and called it, “Why not you?” Knowing the term “This Ain’t Hell” is followed in smaller letters “but you can see it from here”; Lying Lard ass might consider a small addition to his short name for his book. How does this sound?

    “Why Not You…then we BOTH can be liars and B. S. artists?”

  38. ocean12 says:

    During my active duty time in the Navy, I worked with some fantastic air wing Marines. I remember one went to embassy duty and another completed his jurist doctorate.

    Dick you can go pound sand.

  39. Keepin' It Real says:

    “Why Not You? A guide to go from having dick to having shit.”