Albert Seely; phony Marine Corps hero

| August 8, 2016

Albert Seely (7)

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on this fellow, Albert Seely. He was easy to catch, because just last year, he was convicted by the Feds for defrauding the Veterans’ Affairs Department of $174,656 for his claims of combat service and some medals that he said he earned.

Albert Seely Convicted

I guess six months wasn’t enough because Seely is back at it. This was his Facebook profile last night;

Albert Seely (6)

Albert Seely (5)

The truth is that he did do four years of active duty in the Marine Corps he left as a sergeant. He was in Vietnam from July 1966 – July 1967 and he served as an Engineer Equipment Operator. He doesn’t have a Combat Action Ribbon or any of the other awards that he claimed to have, so it’s doubtful that he ever heard a shot fired in anger.

Albert Seely FOIA

Albert Seely Assignments

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Albert Seely Training

Leopards can’t change their spots and phonies can’t stop their lies.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Hondo says:

    OK – need education from one of our USMC readers.

    I always thought a “Chaser” was a beer you drank after downing a shot of some kind of liquor. His 118 lists that as his last duty position on active duty. What the hell?

    • Scotty says:

      Brig Chaser

      • Hondo says:

        Thanks, Scotty – but just what the hell does a “Brig Chaser” do? I’d figured out he worked at the old Portsmouth Brig from his assignments.

        • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

          I always thought they were sort of like court officers…moving people to and from the brig for whatever purposes, trials or whatever…

          I wasn’t a Marine, but I have a couple of friends who were and that’s how they explained it.

          • Scotty says:

            I was a Brig Chaser. Perfect place to get work parties. It’s a secondary MOS.
            Usually they are escorts for the detainees. They even have cross country chasers.

            • DevilChief says:

              Really? In my day it was working duty. Went to a class and got the belt and that was it (though I remember the cross country types seemed to be more dedicated–had no idea it was an MOS.

              • Scotty says:

                Went to a class, got the belt & card only to use it as a way to get able bodies for work details while I was TAD to Base Special Services. It wasn’t a secondary MOS for me though.

            • Hondo says:

              Scotty: thanks. Don’t know if the Army has a designated MOS for that function and wasn’t aware that’s what the USMC called it. Appreciate you educating me on another bit of “Marine-speak”.

              • CAARNG 68W says:

                We do, Hondo. It’s 31E, “Internment/Resettlement Specialist”

                • Hondo says:

                  MOS description for Army 31E says the specialty does substantially more than merely escort prisoners to/from confinement. From the description, it sounds much like USMC 8131, Cor Svc Gd (which I assume is short for “Correctional Service Guard”).


                  From the description above, the duty position/MOS “Chaser” (USMC 8151) appears to be more limited in function than Cor Svc Gd (USMC 8131)- e.g., escort duties only. It’s also a different MOS code entirely. That’s what threw me.

              • Warren G says:

                I worked for the PM at Dix some years back, we had an “AWOL Apprehension Team” that would escort prisoners to and from various detention centers/brigs etc. No specific MOS, just be an MP.

            • Hack Stone says:

              I received my Chaser Card while assigned to guard duty waiting for to get picked up for class in the Stumps. Sounded pretty cool to a hard charging Private with four months of active duty. Then reality set in. Late one evening, the Company Duty NCO snagged myself and one other Marine to babysit some dirtbag that Law Enforcement turned back over to the Corps. We had to watch over this POS in one of the C&E open squad bays with no heat in the dead of winter, and all of the other dirtbags in that barracks welcomed him back as if he was Neil Diamond returning from an Apollo mission. And the other Chaser spent the evening saying that we should handcuff him to the rack, and he just happen to have a pair that he would use when putting it to his girlfriend. I guess that was in case she regained consciousness. That was my one and only experience as a chaser.

              • BillW says:

                I know what you meant to say, but… Neil Diamond!?!?!

              • Semper Idem says:

                For the love of whatever Higher Powers may be listening, tell me you meant Neil Armstrong.

                • Hondo says:

                  Seems to me that Neil Diamond played the Apollo Theater many times over the years. Hack might have been referencing that as an “Apollo mission”.

          • DevilChief says:

            Correct. I was one. No big deal. Pick up the prisoner, bring him to his court martial, bring him back.

    • Bobo says:

      If you want to see the Navy version, check out the movie The Last Detail with Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, and Randy Quaid.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        In the Navy, they used to be Shore Patrol. I don’t know what they are now. Usually, Bosun’s Mates, the do-all guys, but sometimes other rates filled in.

      • Jorge says:

        Yeah, you get the authority from the CO to escort the prisoner, or do errands relating to the prisoner. Did that in Okinawa a couple of times… including escorting the “detainee” to my house for Thanksgiving.


        • HMC Ret says:

          I held brig sick call at Hansen 70-71. I would occasionally escort a prisoner to the dispensary. These were those in the brig for the most minor offenses who were near the end of their incarceration, so they were the least likely to haul ass. I never had a problem with them. No way was I what would be considered a ‘chaser’, more like an escort.

          • IDC SARC says:

            We used to get chaser cards for some of our Corpsmen. They could check out prisoners to do projects at the BAS. They usually were glad to get out of there and worked hard. We fed them well and didn’t treat them like shite. They generally wanted to come back and work again.

      • Loren Tomblin says:

        That trailer reminds me of when three Marine boots saw me in a bar in DC. I was sporting a long-arm cast, a trach tube and a wired shoulder. All from wounds I had received. One of the boots said “Look at the Army SGT with all his pretty ribbons”. I invited all three outside, broke ones jaw with my cast, kicked the one in his jewels and the third one got behind me. They did not realize that I was fresh out of the jungle. Their DI shoulda told them to know their enemies capabilities before you attack.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      I did it a few times, I had to sit throught a short class and get a chaser ( Prisoner Escort) card signed by PMO. I only dealt with Marines from my unit ( Battery) who were sentenced from a SPCM and below.
      Follow the sentence we had to inventory their belongs and have them take only a list of things required at the brig. Everything excess was turned into supply if it was Government issue or stored in boxes there if it was personal. For some reason, I never remember getting a vehicle to take then to the brig. It was a 30 minute walk to the Brig from the unit, and I had a “Chaser” Arm band and was armed with a 45 pistol and a whistle. The prisoner had cuffs on. I was to remain bend the prisoner at all times. When I got to the Brig I took him inside and the staff had him stand facing the wal while I gave them my chaser card and his confinement orders and ID. They then would have him inventory his belongings and if he was lacking anything they could refuse to take custody until the unit bought it over.
      The process seemed to take a long time, but it was probably under 45 minutes. They would give me a reciept for the prisoner and I’d walk my ass back to the OOD and turn in the reciept and turn in the 45 to the Armory,
      If memory serves me right Every time I did this shit was a Friday Afternoon.
      Every Marine I took there was a friend who simply fucked up. McNealy got a case of stupid and found a camera that didnt belong to him and put it in his locker. About a week later the guy who lost it was asking around for it, and instead of coming clean and just giving it back he held on to it. A few days later he got caught with it.
      Brennan had caught a ride with another friends of ours and had left weed in his car. It was found in a gate search and they were going to charge our friend, but Brennan Manned up and told everyone it was his.
      Griener went UA/AWOL because his mom’s Boyfriend was beating her. He went home and moved her out and was watching over her and keeping her safe.
      Hated having to see them getting locked up but I learned from their mistakes.

  2. One of my friends is also one of his. I have alerted my friend.

  3. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Yet another lying-assed booger-eating MEAT GAZER.

  4. HMC Ret says:

    The only reason to not put him in prison for 20 years is so that he MAY be able to repay some of the loot. Knowing the VA, they probably have him on a $50 a month payment plan, with the option to skip three payments in any twelve-month period due to unforeseen circumstances. In his case, I hope the unforeseen circumstances would include not being able to work b/c of a boot up his ass.

  5. Lucky says:

    It NEVER fails. The sheer amount of phony Amphibious Recon and Force Recon Bubbas is staggering….ly funny. I guess I am privileged having a Father and Godfather who were in that line of work. Makes it easy to spot the fakes though. The older Force Recon guys tend to be busted, have canes/crutches, and require artificial knees and hips, from the large number of jumps, the helo crashes, the times that the became Dirt Darts, etc. And if they don’t look like I described, yet they claim a decade or more as Force or Amphib Recon, well…….. *Cough* *Cough*…..

    Also, screw this guy

  6. Joseph Williams says:

    Hondo, a Brig Chaser is one who exsorts brig rats to and from desigations. Pickups from towns to major Brigs and Admin, Medical and work details. Joe

  7. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Sometimes caning seems more appropriate than at other times, this would be one of the more appropriate times for the use of a heavy cane and some public humiliation….barring the use of the cane at least he can be internet famous for being a douchenozzle…

  8. rb325th says:

    He lives a stone throw away from where I grew up… next town over. What a shithead.

  9. ex-OS2 says:


  10. IDC SARC says:

    Not only claiming to be Recon as a passing hollow boast, but posting about medals he never earned, symbols he never served and a creed he never followed. Worst of all Seely is that you were in the family and you knew your actions betray that family.

    Seely….remember what Semper Fi means?


    • Hondo says:

      Seely….remember what Semper Fi means?

      From his actions here my guess is that would be a “No”, IDC SARC. Or maybe he remembers, but never gave a sh!t.

      • IDC SARC says:

        Yeah Hondo…he pretty much wiped his ass with it.

        • Hondo says:


          It’s been said by a wise man that the services “worship” at different altars. The USAF worships at the altar of
          “technology”; the Navy, at the altar of “tradition”. The Army worships at the altar of “service to nation”. The wise man originally didn’t identify the USMC’s altar, but later identified the Marine altar as “honor”.

          In short, this guy “thumbed his nose” at the USMC’s most revered principle.

          The wise man in question was a Rand researcher named Dr. Carl Builder. His book The Masks of War – written 30 years ago – is still one of the best works I’ve ever read at explaining how the 4 services internally make the decisions they make.

        • Poetrooper says:

          SARC, this turd is an adherent to the motto, Semper I, which I wrote a poem about here in reference to John Murtha, an even bigger turd:

    • Mick says:


      Well said.

      No, this assclown clearly hasn’t got a clue as to what Semper Fi actually means. To him it’s just a phrase on a bumper sticker.

      My bet is that this idiot was a real Blue Falcon asshole while he was in the Corps. Semper “I” all they way.

      I’m sending this story over to a buddy of mine who spent most of his Marine Corps career in Recon Battalion/Force Recon. He’ll help to ensure that this pathetic shitbird gets all of the fame and personal attention that he obviously craves.

  11. Green Thumb says:

    A truly “Phildoesque” dude.


  12. Green Thumb says:

    I would hate to be one of his grandkids.

    Random Schoolyard Dude: “Hey, your Grandad is a fucking phony shitbag”.

    Grandkid: “I know”.

  13. Lily says:

    Couldn’t he have gotten the same benefits without telling lies? If he was in the field and saw something that caused PTSD all he would have to do is apply for the benefits?

  14. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, since he stole that from the gubmint, Uncle Sam has the same option with him that they have with people who decide to defer paying off their college loans. It’s called garnishing his wages (in this case) and his Social Security. If it’s paid at the rate of $148+ per month, it will only take him 28.66 years to pay it back.

    I don’t know where these guys get the nerve to do this. I guess they think they won’t get caught. Wrong. They keep getting caught and we keep seeing them here, right here on TAH.

    I’ll leave the light on for you.

    • rgr769 says:

      More often than not, they do not get caught or prosecuted. I watched in real time the two year campaign Mary Schantag mounted to get Richard Cayton charged. Intervention by a general officer under whom Cayton had served while he was still on active duty was necessary before any official action was taken for his POW and related false claims with the VA.

  15. NR Pax says:


    I would like to apologize on behalf of my fellow 1345s as we must recognize this shitbag as one of our own.

  16. Claw says:

    Sounds to me like this turd and Albert Ruiz are two peas in a pod when it comes to submitting falsified government documents. I wonder if he has been inducted into the Massive-Two-Shits Veterans Hall of Fame like old Bert was inducted into in New York.

    So they’re saying that for almost 15 years he drew about $970.00 a month based on those false forms.

    And to think that when the government sent me off to combat my base pay as a PFC was only $180.90 a month.

    Once a turd, always a turd.

  17. USAF Ret says:

    I copied this from the news release:

    “Albert L. Seely, 67, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to six months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $174,000 in restitution to the Veteran’s Administration. Seely pleaded guilty in December 2014.”

    Question for one of you legal types: If he is on 3 years of “supervised release” could the Judge do something since it appears he is up to his old tricks? At least contempt of the court?

    Just a thought.

    • Kilo3/7 says:

      Doubtful, but it depends on what entity is supervising his release. The bigger issue is that they are technically supervising him for defrauding the VA, not being a lying shitbird. That being said, there are probably “good conduct” clauses in the conditions of his supervised release that may work.

      The trick would be 1) letting someone know, and 2) letting someone know who cares enough to pursue it.

  18. HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

    Guess Old Bert has got a hankering for cockmeat sammiches and tubesteak again. Maybe someone will hook up the manhole inspector and send him back for a reunion with Bubba, Thor, Julio and Mr. “Tiny”?

    Take another shit all over your service ALBERT SEELY!

  19. fibmcgee1 says:

    Prison chaser/guard was a temporary detail in my ft. sill company that we sometimes pulled.

    One guy decided to take a nap at night in the stockade barrack he was guarding.

    He later got his own bunk there 8-).

    Dumbshits can”t help being dumbshits.