Michael Jon Cox; phony Navy SEAL

| November 23, 2016

Michael Cox

Someone sent us their research on this fellow, Michael Jon Cox who claims on his LinkedIn profile to be a former member of the Navy Special Forces;

Michael Cox claims

He also claims to be Sailor of the Year for 2003 & 2004;

Michael Cox sailor of the year

He handed out SEAL Challenge coins to some kids on a local football team while claiming to be a SEAL;

Michael Cox Cougar Challenge Claims

According to Don Shipley, Michael Cox is not a SEAL. The National Personnel Records Center says that Cox was a SeaBee;

Michael Jon Cox DD214

Michael jon Cox Assignments

Al Gore’s internet doesn’t remember him being US Navy Sailor of the Year for 2003 or 2004, either.

At this link is a video in which he tells the interviewer that he comes from a special forces background to play football.

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  1. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    All that and had to shit on it.

    Okay, what’s going on underneath?

  2. Kevin says:

    Maybe he thought Seabees was special forces?

  3. Instinct says:

    Made it to 1st Class, has a decent record and then shits all over it.

    Fucking cocksucker

    • Mick says:


      First Class Petty Officer in the SeaBees, out there performing perfectly honorable service and doing important work in support of the overall effort, and then he opts to take a big, steaming dump in his own mess gear and decides to claim false glories as a wannabe SEAL.

      Some things simply defy understanding.

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    ‘I wanted to be great. I had my opportunities. I did not not avail myself of them. I will, therefore, change my history to make myself great now.’

  5. ChipNASA says:

    Yeah, I hear about SEALs doing construction AND tactical operation all the time.
    *rolls eyes*
    /I bet Senior Shipley has laid a TON of pipe.
    Really. IfyouknowwhatImean. 😀 😀

  6. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    ‘I will also pleasure all comers. You can find me behind the locker dumpster most Friday afternoons between 3 and 5, and Saturday mornings between 8 and 9.’

    • Deplorable B Woodman says:

      Cox sucks cocks.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I bet he works wino ballsacks alongside Otto Gimbl as a Dutch Rudder Gang Prospect, another snot-spined pus-nuts no-load pisspants twinkle-toed candyass who decided to shit in his mess tin and now he has to eat it! The only sympathy I’ll ever have for him can only be found somewhere between “shit” and “syphilis” in a dictionary.

  7. Dapandico says:

    I heard Chicago is looking for a sniper to take out renegade squirrels.

  8. CA_SGT says:

    I called and messaged to the School’s Athletic Department to alert them to this fraud. Maybe we’ll get lucky and he won’t be working with those kids anymore.

  9. Graybeard says:

    Dang, Michael Jon Cox – you had an honorable career as a SeaBee, something that is tough and valuable and honorable. Now you’ve flushed it down the head.

    Michael Jon Cox is not a SEAL, but a SeaBee.
    Michael Jon Cox had honorable service, but chose to dishonor himself.
    Michael Jon Cox is a pathetic, delusional liar.
    Michael Jon Cox has shamed his service.
    Michael Jon Cox has shamed the SeaBees.
    Michael Jon Cox has shamed the Navy.
    Michael Jon Cox has shamed veterans everywhere.
    Michael Jon Cox lies to children.
    Michael Jon Cox lies to adults.
    Michael Jon Cox lies to himself.
    Michael Jon Cox needs to be keelhauled.
    Michael Jon Cox ought to be used as a practice dummy by a real SEAL.
    Michael Jon Cox could not even get through BUDS without ringing the bell.
    Michael Jon Cox is a failure.
    Michael Jon Cox is a loser.

    • MSG Eric says:

      I’m sure the SeaBees will also have something to say about him claiming to be anything other than a SeaBee as well.

      • Graybeard says:

        Yeah, I’d like to be an observer when some honorable SeaBees caught him in a bar.

        I’m sure Michael Jon Cox could explain to the SeaBees why he chose to dishonor them this way.

    • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

      We really need a like button, I see what you did there…

  10. William Shrum says:

    Cox is such a good name for the Coxsucker! I hope you die from an open pussing sore on your dick, COX! You are the lowest form of shit on the planet, you are even lower than whale shit. I hope you enjoy your new internet fame you fucking fake Coxsucker! I can only hope the put this fucker in jail for 20 years! The only seal you are is like a walrus and tupperware, they both like a tight seal! That is as close as you will ever come to a Seal you Coxsucker!!

  11. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    13 and 1/2 years honorable service… made first class in that time and trained as a diver and SeaBee… and MICHAEL JON COX took a fucking shit all over that by claiming he was a SEAL.

    BTW – according to his Linkedin profile, he’s a VP of Specialty Services for Austin Industrial, Inc. Maybe the CEO need to know he’s got a lying STOLEN VALOR SHITBIRD working for him in the C-suite?

    • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

      ^^This, another guy fucking up honorable service with a lot of unnecessary lies…he did cool shit in the military, just tell the truth it’s easier to remember because no matter who you talk to the story is the same….assclown.

  12. BigHead Tom says:

    When will these fuck-sticks learn that the only Special Forces in the United States is the U.S. Army Special Forces. It takes so little today to research a good lie.

  13. Green Thumb says:

    Maybe its that Coast Guard Special Ops Ribbon that put him over the top.

    Looking at this clown’s paperwork, it looks like he had a solid career.

    Dude manged over $300 million in assets, huh?

    He looks like he has managed over 300 asses and balls.


  14. jarhead says:

    Something tells me before this is over, those coins he passed out can only be used at special “blanky parties” held at his home where they watch Michael Jackson videos all night long and play “Find The Sausage”. They always pick their targets and work feverishly to entice them into their lair. Good cover story posing as SEAL and parents believe him safe to the end. As a matter of fact, I’d be willing to bet most comments so far are right on the money; all headed in the same direction….and we will find out shortly he’s a low life child molester. Who’ll go $20 on that bet?

  15. AF_3po51 says:

    With a distinguished career like that and being a quick burner, it makes me wonder why he would piss all over his service. He should have been proud over what he has done without faking being a SEAL. People like this brings dishonor to all who have served especially to the SecOps community. Trying to be something that he’s not. Whats worse is he is an assistant coach to children and having them out in the freezing cold for a challenge, for a phoney coin. This guy deserves to be in a federal “pound me in the ass” prison!

  16. Skyjumper says:

    I had to smile a bit when I noticed he went to “Outboard Motor School” for one week back in Sept.1997. That reminds me of the times when you or your soldiers had to get training on anything with more than one moving part (lawn mower, weed whacker,etc.) AND then have it noted on your military operator’s license before you could use the tool.

    Always thought it was interesting to see “M1 Tank, Combat”, “M60A3 Tank, Combat”, “Jeep”, “Nine Passenger Cargo Van”, and sprinkled amongst those would be “Lawn Mower, Gas”, “Weed Whacker, Gas” on a soldiers Operators license.

    13 1/2 year honorable Navy career, achieved E-6 in a bit over eight years and could have made Senior Chief in 20, nick rack of ribbons, worked in the storied & proud Seabees and he had to take a healthy dump all over that.


    Michael Jon, you definitely have lived up to your name of “Cocks”!

  17. GDContractor says:

    I hope the Navy Special Forces Association kicks him out of their distinguished club. #Standards

  18. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Stolen Valor. The Rancid Cherry topping the Shit Sundae. What lies beneath the lies?

    • Graybeard says:

      “Assistant Coach” – leads me to think of bad possibilities.

      At the very least, a figure who ought to be an example being a liar.

      At worst, one who destroys the lives and innocence of children.

  19. Jay says:

    Hell of a career, legitimately decorated, did a job so few people choose to do already and it….wasnt….enough.


  20. ex-OS2 says:


  21. Forest Green says:

    I’m actually disappointed in this guy. He doesn’t have a doo-rag, Ray-Bans, goatee, camo trou, and a biker vest festooned with badges, geegaws, ropes, and patches. He needs to get on the stick.

  22. Andy11M says:

    Sailor of the year, two years running? Impressive. Like they say, of your gonna lie, lie BIG. Because no way anyone would just pull out their phone and google that.

  23. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Michael Jon Cox – PHILDO, Junior! I wonder if he hasn’t sent a resume’ to APL yet?

  24. NavCWORet says:

    I think that Petty Officer Alex Mazur (killed March 9, 2005 in a non-combat-related automobile accident in Mombassa, Kenya.) may have contested Cox’s assertion he was SOY at UCT ONE 2003-2005.


  25. AZtoVA says:

    You don’t have to be a SEAL to qualify for a Naval Special Warfare rating: SeaBees are in fact eligible for:
    5307 – Naval Special Warfare (Combat Support)


    Provides combat support in explosive ordnance disposal, identification, collection, planning, targeting, analysis and fusion resulting in speed, interpretation, exploitation, maritime mobility (insertion and extraction), and medical care for the Ground Force Commander while integrated into and primarily operating within SEAL combat elements.

    1. Candidates must complete the Naval Special Warfare (NSW ) Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) qualification requirements/Personnel
    Qualification Standards (PQS) and a training pipeline to include either Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) combat skills or NSW Certified Combat Skills (CCS) course.
    Additional qualification requirements include Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) Coxswain course, HELO Egress training, and Static Line Parachute qualification.
    Additionally, candidates must make a
    deployment of 90 days or greater with a SEAL
    combat component, must have a total of eighteen months working within NSW and must have PRT scores within standards for the last five cycles.
    2. Member will retain previously earned NEC codes upon completion of NEC 5307.
    3. A SECRET security clearance is required.
    4. Submit NAVPERS 1221/6 to PERS
    -4013 via ECM (BUPERS-32).
    5. Last reviewed during “NAVMAC Periodicity Review” completed 5/12/15.

    • AZtoVA says:

      Also available for:

      5306 – Naval Special Warfare (Combat Service Support)

      Provides supply/logistics, health services, administrative command and control, communications, mission planning, small boat operations, weapons maintenance and other essential functions and tasks necessary to sustain the needs of all elements of operating forces in the theater at all levels of

      1. Candidates must complete the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Job Qualification Requirements (JQR)/Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) for the Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) training modules 101 thru 117 to include Safety, First Aid, History of Special Operations Forces (SOF),
      SOF command structure, Admin command and control, Supply/Logistics, Communications, CESE, AT/FP, Military Security, Navigation, Convoy Operations, Mission Planning, Operational Risk Management (ORM), and Weapons fundamentals and Small boat coxswain. Candidates must complete a training pipeline to include Expeditionary Combat Skills (ECS), Certified Combat Skills
      (CCS) course or Individual Augmentee (IA) course of instruction, must be a second class swimmer, and must have PRT scores within standards for the last five cycles.
      2. Member will retain previously earned NECs upon completion of NEC 5306.
      3. A SECRET security clearance is required.
      4. Submit NAVPERS 1221/6 to PERS-4013 via ECM (BUPERS-32).
      5. Last reviewed during “NAVMAC Periodicity Review” completed 5/12/15

      • NECCSEABEECPO says:

        Yes but most of those NEC’s came out after he got out. The one thing though is he does belong to Navel Special Operations community just by being a Navy Diver and a Navy UCT Team member. So this shit bag had no reason to fake being a SEAL. My best bet is he fuck all that up some how as he got out at 12 years and thought he needed to make up for it some how.

        • AZtoVA says:

          I don’t see him calling himself a SEAL on his LinkedIn page – but then I can’t find an official Naval definition for “Special Forces” while SEALs fall under “Naval Special Warfare Forces”. It does appear to be a shady way of blurring the Stolen Valor line, intentionally misleading others to a conclusion that isn’t true.

          Army confuses the issue with “Special Forces” (e.g. Green Berets) and “Special Operations” like Civil Affairs. Outside the Army (and many places inside it) the casual observer

          • NECCSEABEECPO says:

            I was thinking same thing, I don’t see the SEAL claim. I see Navy Special Forces and it should be Naval Special Operations, that includes all Navy Divers in which he is. The thing with that it did not start until 2006 before that they were just called special programs, but are now called Special Operations when they all fell under NECC.I believe he is misleading people and to me that is Stolen Valor. The issue here is the Coin, now if it is just a Navy Special warfare coin and not saying SEAL, then he is correct, but misleading by not saying he is not a SEAL.

        • Hondo says:

          I was thinking along those same lines, NECSEABEECPO. I’d love to know the “backstory” on his discharge – 13 yr 6mo+ is an odd time for someone to decide to get out.

          I guess it’s possible that he got the proverbial civilain “offer he couldn’t refuse”, financially, or got hurt and med boarded out. But screwing up pretty badly also would explain it.

          • NECCSEABEECPO says:

            Hondo,from some guy’s I talked to from the dive teams said he wasn’t on top of the game like they should be on dive teams and they thought he was shown the door.You have to remember even though their not SEAL’s they are divers and it doesn’t take much to fuck up in that world, can be life, and death.I would also why a first class diver with over 10 years has NO personal award of any type.

            • Silentium Est Aureum says:

              Says he has 2 NAMs and 2 Navy Comms. That’s pretty damned good for a First Class. (Better than me, and I got out at 12–proverbial civilian pay bump.)

          • Onetime says:

            I served at the UCT’s with Cox. He’s a shady SOB. Always is always will be. He got out early because he couldn’t cut the mustard anymore at the team and everyone started to see through his smoking mirrors. This post was passed on to me from one of my cello UCT buddies. Honestly it doesn’t surprise me one bit to see this false claim. I hope he gets everything he deserves…… rock bottom. He dishonored the military as a whole (no matter what branch served). It’s a damn shame!

  26. McNally says:

    It’s too bad you can’t look up to see who the Sailor of the Year for the Atlantic Fleet was in 2004.

    Oh wait.


    • CWORet says:

      Oh SNAP!


      This shit bag claiming the award of someone who passed like Alex. I was stationed with in Alex in our first Battalion. We did three deployments including Storm and Shield, love that guy. He left NMCB 74 and moved on to best of best UCT Diver. Rest in Peace Brother, we will get this SOB, I already passed on to all your Brothers.

      • HMC Ret says:

        “This is extraordinary. I wouldn’t have expected this,” said Bryant, who will be meritoriously advanced to the rank of chief petty officer.

        Oh, look, he was promoted to CPO based on merit. And all this time I thought all that was needed was an inflated ego and a magic marker. Oh, and the ability to photoshop myself onto the image of another Sailor.

        Chief … a REAL Chief … Selected, Initiated and Promoted the old fashioned way, the honorable way.

  27. MrBill says:

    Resume padding by a guy who had absolutely no need to embellish anything.

  28. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    SEAL, Seabee…what’s a few letters? Enjoy the Google infamy, asshole.

  29. jonp says:

    but…but…he has the 1,000yrd stare and everything. Or is that the urinal to urinal stare.

  30. Bubblehead Ray says:

    But wait!! I was the Sailor of the Year in 2004. (Neat trick really, since I got out of the Navy in 1984… but I’m skilled that way)

    Hey… I figured if HE could claim it…

  31. Skippy says:

    Talk about shitting all over a awesome service record
    WTF !!!!!!
    this turd had nothing to be ashamed of I envy his record

  32. Joan Ellis says:

    Prick of the litter.

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

    I am not going to embarrass my Navy Brothers above, but we don’t have Special Forces in the Navy. Sailors assigned to Naval Special Warfare are SEALs, SWCCs, EODs and Mission Support Specialists (NSW Techs, Intel, Comms Bubba’s, Shoes, CCSD etc …).

    Special Forces are US Army.

    This guy, officer in charge, Sailor of Year(s) of Navy Special Forces is clearly legit beyond anyone’s research!

    He should dress up in his Navy Special Forces uniform and show up at the Sea Bee Ball this coming year and tell us about career.

    What a tool!

  34. Stolen Valor Hater says:

    This guy claims to be a an Officer in Charge while being enlisted. Is this possible

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      That would be a big no.

      • Stolen Valor Hater says:

        Guess its hard to be an officer when you didn’t get your degree until after you were discharged. However, he did save the Navy 60m so maybe President Trump should make him the Secretary of the Treasury!

  35. Fwood hylifter says:

    I am a neighbor of his and he without a doubt portrays himself as a Navy SEAL. I have doubted since beginning his story, and am glad the truth has come out. He is a slimy dude. Th bad thing is he has told and his kids believe his lies also.

    • Citizen13 says:

      In addition to being a dirtbag, Michael Cox is a football and lacrosse coach. He works with kids and parents. He is the director of a lacrosse team called Houston Hounds Lacrosse. I wonder if the people around him know the truth about who this guy really is. Is this something that parents and kids need to be concerned about? I would want to know.

      • Stolen Valor Hater says:

        I believe he is also the head of the booster club for Friendswood High School, TX lacrosse. Guess they don’t do background checks on their coaches and staff

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        Let them know that he’s lying about his service… this wouldn’t be the first time we had a Stolen Valor idiot coaching kids. Read about this assclown from earlier this year:


  36. ThommyMac says:

    It’s been a long time since I posted but I have kept up on the reading. I hop into the wayback machine when I took leave before heading overseas. I had (and still do) the same best friend since 1974 and leave was in 1983. We go out to have a few and he says “My mom’s going to talk to you about Thaddeus. Humor her.” Thaddeus was 17 and stole cars compulsively. Whether it was for profit, he didn’t want to walk, whatever he’d take one. Keep the time-frame in mind. They were pretty easy back then. Not quite the TV\movie “fiddle with something under the dash easy, but still not tough. Or so I been told **cough** He meets a girl, joins the Navy to try and be a SeaBee. He does 6, gets out with an Honorable and has held great jobs ever since. Your results may vary but I am proud of him big time.Like combat engineers in the Army I don’t think they get a 1/4 of the respect from the civilian world they deserve.

  37. Miles Cruise says:

    Haha!!! Get outta here with that stolen valor crap!!!
    Did Michael Cox fire you, outbid you on a business deal,
    owe him money you couldn’t pay back, remove you from a coaching job, his lawn greener than yours, or his truck nicer than yours??? Likely all the above!!! Michael Jon Cox is a stand up professional and always has been!!! The internet is full of made up bullshit and most of you are brainwashed by it!!!
    Go help find Waldo toy soldiers!!! Keep up the great work that you do Michael Jon Cox!!!

    • ex-OS2 says:

      “Michael Jon Cox is a stand up professional and always has been!!!”

      Slurping his cock are you?

    • Eden says:

      Sockpuppet cleanup on aisle 6!

      Miles (or should I say, “Michael”), do you have any comprehension of the government documents displayed above that PROVE that Michael Cox is not what he claims to be? In what way is lying about his military service consistent with being a “stand up professional”?

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:


      Hey “Miles Cruise” – are you MICHAEL JON COX’s goo gobbler? Butt Buddy? Felching partner? Maybe he’s really a “squeal” since he takes it up the two-hole and inspects manholes.

  38. Stolen Valor Hater says:

    Miles Cruise, I guess the information on his DD 214 is false? Was he a SEAL?

  39. Miles Cruise says:

    Brainwashed idiots!! With success comes the haters!!
    Go build a wider trailer with your discount from Lowes!!
    Where are you guys from..Dumbfuckingstan??

    • ex-OS2 says:

      I knew it, you do swallow!

      Success from what, claiming shit he isn’t?

      Got to hand it to you though, playing straight out of the handbook, BZ!

      Do you know what an IP address is?

    • Eden says:

      We know how to read a legitimate DD-214, something you evidently are unfamiliar with. You are the brainwashed one.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Spent 13 years in and made First Class and a SeaBee… and you got to take a shit all over your honorable service to claim you were a SEAL.

      Who’s the fucking idiot now, MICHAEL JON COX/MILES CRUISE? Go gobble down a bag of dicks, assclown!

  40. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Hey, MICHAEL JON COX”sucker”… don’t use a sock puppet, come on out and take your shaming like a real man… that’s if you were a real man.

    Took a shit all over 13+ years of service as a SeaBee just to rock the lie of being some sooper dooper sekrit skwirrl SEAL… are you that fucking embarrassed about being a SeaBee?

    Fucking assclown…

  41. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Hey MICHAEL JON COX “SUCKER” – play with your LinkedIn profile recently? Looks like the Stolen Valor issues have crept into your “professional” life. Still rocking the lie about being a SEAL to all of those kids playing football and lacrosse? I wonder how many of their parents know that your a liar?

    It would have been so much easier to tell the kids, parents and your bosses that you were a SeaBee with 13+ years of honorable service than telling them that you were a SEAL. But, you just had to play the “Big Dick McGee” game and run your yap.

    Here’s hoping that your career as a coach take a hit… kids don’t need to be anywhere around an assclown like you.

  42. ex-OS2 says:

    Michael Jon Cox, phony Navy SEAL, sucks fat ones behind dumpsters.