Wesley Matthew Swanson; Red Sky Tactical

| November 4, 2016

Wesley Swanson (3)

Someone sent us this fellow, Wesley Matthew Swanson, the founder and CEO of Red Sky Tactical. At his LinkedIn profile, he claims to have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 & 3.

Wesley Swanson LinkedIn

His records don’t support that claim. He doesn’t have any campaign medals for OIF beyond the awards that everyone gets for being on active duty;

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Wesley Swanson FOIA ERB

Wesley Swanson FOIA

I can’t find any active duty for him while he was in the Reserves, either. So, if you’re signing up for training with Red Sky Tactical in Greeley, Colorado hoping for training from an OIF veteran and Wesley is your instructor, sorry. He’s a combat engineer who never deployed.

Yep, Purple Heart license plates involved, too.


Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Instinct says:

    Posted it to his Facebook. Let’s see what he does, shall we?

  2. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Another Stolen Valor Phoney that had to take a Large Steaming Dump all over a perfectly good service.

    Being the Rancid Cherry topping the Stolen Valor Shit Sundae, it makes you wonder what else is buried in that mass of fecal fertilizer, and does any of it disqualify him from being anywhere even CLOSE to a gun, much less holding, posessing, owning, or training on said same weapons??

    Curious minds, and all that.

  3. Mick says:

    Wait just a minute; what the heck is going on here?

    No CIB?

    No Ranger tab?

    No Airborne jump wings w/’mustard stain’?

    No SF quals?

    No Purple Heart(s)?

    No Bronze Star w/’V’?

    No Sniper quals?

    Hasn’t qualified ‘Expert’ on every weapon known to man?

    No black belt in an obscure martial art?

    No raging case of the PTSD?

    No motorcycle vest adorned with Poser bling?

    This is a complete ‘swing and a miss’ if this assclown is trying to compete at the varsity level of Stolen Valor Posing.

    That said, he does make an admirable effort with the obligatory shaved head, goatee beard, 5.11 pants, and rigger belt. He does need to work on his ‘1000 yard stare’, however.

  4. 1610desig says:

    All that zen/holy warrior quote bullshit on his site is a scream…who would possibly want training from this schmuck? Is he running a poser academy for those of minute genitalia?

  5. Skippy says:

    Holy Shit bat-man it’s a twofer Friday
    I wonder if these SHIT BAGs have heard of the Internet
    Because someone is always looking

    So easy to be proud of ones service

  6. GR_ATC says:

    He’s a deputy sheriff? I wonder if his “combat experience” played a role in the hiring process?

  7. ex-OS2 says:

    He claims to be a Deputy Sheriff with the Weld County Sheriff’s office as well according to his LinkedIn. Curious to know if he used his bullshit to obtain an edge for the Deputy position.

    There are no business filings for either Red Sky Tactical or Red Sky SOG at the Colorado Secretary of State online database.


    • Dolch Mann says:

      someone should drop a dime on him with the
      Weld County Sheriff’s office, and make sure you get back 9 cents in change!

      • 2/17 Air Cav says:

        I was googling that deptment and it looks like they arrest as many of their own and former deputies as they do nonemployees.

    • A Proud infidel®™ says:

      S’okay y’all, I have plenty of popcorn and Nachos ready for this show!

  8. QM1 says:

    I chuckled at the OIF 1 & 3 on his LinkedIn resume.

  9. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Another “wannabe” that took a elephant sized shit all over his service.

    Cocksucking, gerbil felching assclown…

  10. Dapandico says:


    Congress staff

    Congressman Cory Gardner

    January 2013 – May 2013 (5 months)

    International affairs specialist (intern)

  11. Green Thumb says:

    Another Low Speed, High Drag turd.

    I wonder what he does at All-Points Logistics?

  12. deckie says:

    Wonder what the Weld County Sheriff’s Office would have to say about it, considering he also claims to be a Sheriff’s Deputy.

  13. Sparks says:

    It’s gonna take a plunger to get this turd to flush.

  14. Graybeard says:

    Wesley Matthew Swanson is a fraud, a phony, a Stolen Valor wannabe.

    Enjoy the fame of being found out, Wesley Matthew Swanson, you lying jerk.

  15. Skyjumper says:

    Reminds of an old saying I heard my Dad say a time or two:

    “Why are there so many more horses asses than there are a horses.”

  16. billy.hill says:

    I dont get it, who trains at these places? All these fakes run these whatever they are academies, is there really any money in this? IMO it wouldnt be hard to tell who has and who hasnt just by having a 10 minute conversation with them. Who are they fooling, the preppers???

    • GR_ATC says:

      It seems to me, the newest generation want so badly to be “operators” that they will believe anything. I blame HALO and Call of Duty.

      I remember my desire to try TACP or Combat Control until I saw what they actually do. Those individuals are amazing with skills I will never acquire. I am happy to sip my coffee in a Control Tower or RAPCON with many armed individuals between me and hostile forces.

  17. OldManchu says:

    Go look at his high speed “operator” picture on his facebook.

    That chinstrap though!

  18. Slick Goodlin says:

    Is that the latest Army 2-1 form?
    It sure is easier to read than the old
    pen & ink, typewritten 2-1’s.

  19. Ex-344MP says:

    How doesn’t a combat engineer not get deployed?

    • PFM says:

      I’m gonna guess obscure injury/medical condition or wife is gonna leave me, etc.. Always some poor scmuck with a pregnant wife available to take his place…

  20. Tony180a says:

    He’s getting some love on Facebook! He’s not claiming to be Special Forces just using a lot of SF symbology in a I’m one of them too sort of way. Fucking Turd.

  21. jonp says:

    Tactical In Name = Legit.

  22. Skippy says:

    Go figure he has locked down his FB Account

    • ex-OS2 says:

      Scrubbed and now this:

      “For the constant attacks that I have Stolen Valor one I never said that I personally was special forces I did have somebody that works for me name to Merrit Cruzan who was. As far as never being deployed I have been deployed and I have my orders and awards at home.”

      “I would also like to note that my DD-214 is incorrect as well as my erb….. I don’t personally care about the attacks that much but I figured I’d give you my side of the story. I haven’t done a class with cruzan in 2 years.”

      My shit is incorrect and I had a friend who was Special Forces.

      • swormy says:

        I wouldn’t hold my breath on him producing orders and awards, but anything can happen I guess.

        More likely he’ll come back saying he was “Honoring” S.F. Soldiers. Seems to be item #1 in the Poser Playbook.

        • The Al says:

          Good fall on not holding your breath- he says he’s not going to post them because he has no need to prove anything to us.

      • Hack Stone says:

        So, by his logic, if my neighbor is a gynecologist, I can start examining women’s hoohaahs? Good to know.

      • PFM says:

        How is it that you are looking to be promoted at some time and don’t check your ERB?

  23. The Al says:

    Is that a National Association of Gun Rights banner behind him in that first picture? Nothing screams “great training” like supporting an organization whose only purpose is to make the CEO richer while bad-mouthing other organizations that are doing something to defend our 2A rights. Case in point #1: https://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1269051_.html

    Case in point #2: https://www.saf.org/dudley-browns-despicable-deception/

  24. Guard Bum says:

    His SF explanation is BS but to be honest his records do look AFU. He would at least have an ASR and possibly a GCM since he did 3 years active duty.

    • A Proud infidel®™ says:

      IMHO 3 years or more of AD sans a Good Cookie says Article 15 or something else that says “DICKSTEPPER”.

  25. streetsweeper says:

    Was there not a certain female poser, privit dictictive & scam artist that was found to be living in Weld County as well a couple years back? Maybe she got her weapons qualification’s through this asshat. Heh.

  26. CA_SGT says:

    He’s posted Arcom Cert’s for OIF and has a video of his ex claiming he was deployed to Iraq.

    Links are here https://www.facebook.com/Red-Sky-Tactical-187489264639765/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

    I’m not an expert so someone may want to check into it.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Double-digit IQ on this one… and he lives up to it.

  28. A Proud infidel®™ says:

    Wesley Matthew Swanson, at least a Fourth Degree Douchebag, at minimum a Fifth Degree SHITHEAD as well as a Sixth Degree SHIT-FOR-BRAINS as well as a lying-assed pisspants booger-eating meat gazer-grinning asswipe pus-nuts no-load twinkle-toed candyassed bedwetting MAMA’S BOY of a Sparkle Pony. In that pic he looks like he’s grinning because his Mommy just told him he was getting a nice warm enema before bedtime because she thought he had been a good little boy all day.